About this project
What is the Bevometer? It's a totally new and unique twist on the standard koozie. The Bevometer counts your beverages, keeping track of the number of drinks you've consumed both "this time" and over the "lifetime" of the Bevometer.
Design + Function We are very proud of the Bevometer's quality construction and materials, perfected over a long course of product design. It is important to us that the Bevometer be the same size as a traditional foam koozie, lightweight, fun to look at and even more fun to use. Done, done and done!! It feels great, it looks awesome and it functions exactly as we envisioned from day one... maybe even better. Easily track your consumption of adult beverages, ounces of water and number of sodas. Use it for fun and for a healthy lifestyle.
Why is the Bevometer Awesome? The Bevometer is truly unique: There is nothing else available similar to the Bevometer. It's hip and relevant: The Bevometer definitely adds to fun times, but also promotes responsible consumption, helping us all to be accountable. It's extremely versatile: The Bevometer works for adult beverages, soda and water. Here are a few other ways to use the Bevometer:
- Promote your business, product, bar, gym or band
- Support your sports team, athletic event or race
- Celebrate a wedding, family reunion or birthday
- Use as a promotional item at a festival, charity event or other special cause
- Show appreciation to employees and customers
- Give for birthdays, stocking stuffers, Father’s Day and other holidays
- Give as a party gift for a bachelor/ette party, college house party, backyard BBQ, family reunion and other fun times
- Track what your husband ...or wife... is sipping
- And, of course... keep your own beverage cool
How Does the Bevometer Work? Just insert a beverage and both counters on the display screen -- "this time" and "lifetime" -- will increase by one. Hold down the "reset" button and "this time" will return to zero. Press the hard reset button on the base if "lifetime" needs to be reset. Press "wake" to turn on the display screen, which will go to sleep after the Bevometer is unused for a while to conserve battery life. Two watch-size batteries, which are included, will run the Bevometer for more than six months of regular use. The memory chip will ensure that your count is never lost should you ever need new batteries.
Justin's Inspiration My parents were visiting us when we lived in Portland, Oregon. As always, my dad brought "the Bud kooz" to aid in his beverage enjoyment. It's a serious understatement to say that this koozie had seen better days. We started joking about how many beverages this relic had seen during years of dedicated use. My dad's stories became our inspiration for the Bevometer.
Details evolved as we vetted the concept. Everyone we talked with encouraged us, reinforcing our conviction and propelling us forward. We've worked for more than three years validating and protecting the idea with a patent and trademark, prototyping, refining and perfecting countless other details. We are on the brink of realizing our dream: a truly great product supported by a strong brand identity and a resilient business structure.
Now... We Need Your Help All of the financing up to this point has come out of our own pocket. We have exhausted our resources with one big step left -- our first minimum-quantity order. It's a big one: 5000 units per color, plus components for the next 45,000 units. The entire payment is due before the Bevometer even leaves the factory. It's a hurdle that we cannot overcome without the generous, inspired Kickstarter community.
By backing the Bevometer, you will help us be able to place our first order. From that point, it will take approximately two months for production and shipping. The factory will print large quantities in-house. Smaller customized orders will be printed locally. We will personally fulfill orders until this number exceeds our ability and then the same print shop will also help us with fulfillment. During the Kickstarter campaign, we will finalize packaging so that it meets the needs of our expected diversity of customers and perfect the printing so the quality meets our standards.
Back the Bevometer The Bevometer rewards are awesome! We're thanking our backers with many reward options. We know that without your support, it will take us another three years to overcome the hurdle we've reached. Not to mention, we are really proud of the Bevometer and are beyond excited to share it with our backers.
How Can I Help? We are humbled so many people have asked this question during the preparation of our Kickstarter. Here are three easy ways to help us reach our dream:
Back the Bevometer Your support gets us over the hurdle of minimum order requirements, and maybe even into our next steps via our Stretch Goals.
Spread the Digital Word Share, like, follow and pin the Bevometer on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, My People App and other media accounts. View and vote for the Bevometer on Reddit, YouTube and others.
Talk with Family + Friends Nothing like a good old-fashioned conversation to express your enthusiasm! When was the last time you called your old roommate, sibling, cousin, bar buddies? They will love to hear your voice, and remember how cool you are, when you tell them about the Bevometer!
Special thanks to our family and friends who have helped us along the way... especially those kind enough to take part in the "photo shoot."
Risks and challenges
We have already overcome many challenges moving the Bevometer from an idea to a functioning, well-designed product and are fully committed to seeing it through to success. We are confident enough of our position in the process that we can ask for help knowing we can fulfill our part of the deal.
Should an obstacle arise, we will address it as we have all challenges that have come up over the past three years --- determine possible solutions, then evaluate and proceed with the best course of action. We will communicate openly and regularly with our backers and the Kickstarter community. We have so much respect for this resource and gratitude for all who support and participate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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