About this project
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Stretch goal one - done
Wireless HDMI for everyone!!!
Stretch goal two: choose your KEECKER color! Get in now and tell us which color you'd like!
IT'S TIME TO THINK OUT OF THE SCREEN!
Aren't you frustrated by having so many cables at home and ugly black screens collecting dust? Aren't you frustrated by having to compromise on content, quality or autonomy: a great TV experience but only in the living room, or iPads with great content but on a small screen that always tend to run out of battery?
For years we've dreamed of a wire-free home, where digital content could be anywhere without screens or black boxes spreading around. We've dreamed of a device that could make you dream, that could go online, could play anything you want and most importantly a device that could be where you want, when you want and do exactly what you want. Since it didn't exist, we decided to create it.
KEECKER is the result of that dream and we're so very excited to share it with you today!
In January 2014, KEECKER took CES Las Vegas by storm, and was widely reported as one of the most innovative products presented at the show this year.
From entertainment and games to web browsing, from media immersion and digital decoration to home security, KEECKER is the World's First HomePod made to inspire your interior.
- It's a totally new type of computer entirely designed with the home in mind to share real life moments, share content, share experiences.
- Equipped with a 360° audio & video camera and a powerful video projection system that moves up and down at a 90°, KEECKER allows you to project movies & images, listen to music, browse the web, make video calls, play video games and even create home decoration.
- Completely wirefree, KEECKER is mobile and moves so you can enjoy the highest quality entertainment wherever and whenever you want.
- Simply control KEECKER through your smartphone (iOS & Android) via wifi.
- Install any App on KEECKER! Pretty much all existing Android apps will work on it. KEECKER will come with many apps including: games, music, movies, video calls, home security and home analytics but you will also be able to download all the great apps you love from the Google play store.
KEECKER frees content from its container. It allows you to enjoy the highest quality entertainment wherever you want at home and discover new ways of thinking about digital content, with no more constraints.
With KEECKER, anything can be displayed anywhere you want!
With surfaces becoming digital and the image no longer bound to a plastic screen, we are opening an entirely new world of possibilities.
KEECKER creates a new kind of magic every day, bringing your home to life!
We designed KEECKER with the home in mind, so naturally it'll capture home vital information, like temperature, CO2 and noise levels, unusual movements and more. Plus you will be able to check-in remotely and move KEECKER to see what's going on at home, start a live chat instantly, it'll be like "teleporting" yourself back!
KEECKER gives you a complete home dashboard, we call it Home Analytics.
From sudden temperature changes that can indicate a fire, to sound and movement that could mean an intrusion, you'll get alerted in real time.
Check your pets and talk to them, ensure your house is safe, see if you forgot to lock the window... and project yourself back at home from anywhere for live conversations.
Cooler than coolest, show off your house while outdoors, have eyes and ears anywhere you want at home, from floor to ceiling, in any room by moving KEECKER around, from anywhere in world.
KEECKER is equipped with a bright video projection system that moves up and down at a 90° allowing you to project your content in front of you, on your ceiling, your fridge, a door, anywhere you want.
- Size matters! will project a 40" screen when located at just 2 feet away from a wall. Imagine the size of the image when displayed on your ceiling!
- Sshhh... Anyone that has used a projector knows it's loud and very hot: we made KEECKER extremely quiet and cold.
- 360° surround sound: KEECKER will offer you an unmatched sound experience thanks to its 360° sound system! You can even use KEECKER as a wireless set of speakers or send sound to existing speakers via bluetooth!
- An eye all around: a panoramic camera is positioned on top of KEECKER for enhanced video chat experiences and home safety.
- Advanced sensors: KEECKER is equipped with sensors such as ultrasound, infrared, cliff, light, air quality, temperature and humidity. Located on the top of KEECKER, these sensors provide you with the relevant information about your home.
- Local storage: KEECKER comes with 1 terabyte of local storage that will allow you to store about 1,000 full length movies. However once you are connected, you will be able to access your favorite web and streaming content
- Android and iOS compatible: KEECKER works with any web enabled device through app or web browsers.Android and iOS are already supported natively, although other devices can use our webapp.
- Run, KEECKER, run: KEECKER is powered by an amazing new type of rechargeable battery that will keep it powered for several days without recharging. Thanks to its small discreet recharge base, KEECKER recharges extremely fast so you don’t have to wait the entire night to continue using it.
- Wireless charging base station. When KEECKER detects that its battery is running low, it will auto return to its base station for a top up, which will take about 2 hours. The charging process is also cable-free, via induction charging at the base station
For over two years, we've been working on creating a beautiful product that is simple to use and of great quality. Inspired by a clean and contemporary design, we’ve been working with industry leaders to create the best possible product to suit any home, anywhere.
Developing prototype after prototype, we never compromised until we were certain we had created the best user experience possible.
We want to make KEECKER not only awesome and beautiful but also extremely well made and of great quality. For this reason and because we are based in Paris, we've decided to design, produce and assemble KEECKER entirely in France and Europe and are working with the best manufacturers possible and are therefore lucky to work very tightly together.
Being able to go to our manufacturing sites very quickly, having quick access to prototypes whenever we wanted, being able to ship our devices directly after production without having to wait for international shipping and potential custom issues or delays, all these made our choice very simple and easy.
We'll assemble all these and hand test every single device in France as well. This choice was driven by quality and turn around time. Besides, we know that KEECKER will not be mass-produced in millions of units right now, so even economically, producing in Europe was also the best option.
Developers: be imaginative, innovate and create amazing new apps!
With our open software development kit, you will be able to create new apps and customizeKEECKER.With features such as movement, sensors and flexible projection, the possibilities go well beyond what’s feasible with tablets or smartphones. We can't even begin to imagine the amazing apps that will be built to further enhance the KEECKER experience and change people's lives even more.
The possibilities are endless and we are really excited about this project and very interested in hearing from developers, designers, and anyone with great ideas.
KEECKER is the brainchild of Pierre Lebeau, previously a Product Manager at Google for 7 years. Pierre managed products such as Google Voice, Analytics, Gmail and many others and fell in love with hardware when creating the largest screen in the world showing Google Earth.
Our team is composed of talented and passionate people with diverse backgrounds coming from companies such as Google, Parrot, Withings, and experiences in software, hardware, design, user experiences and marketing. This truly awesome team came together with one clear mission: Change the way you think about entertainment and content in your home.
In addition to our core team, we've partnered with industry experts and top manufacturers including Texas Instruments.
The KEECKER you can see today is a real working prototype. It's the result of over 24 months of sketching, testing, developing, designing and building.
We are now ready to take KEECKER into full production!
With your help and support, we can bring KEECKER to your homes all around the world and change homes and computing forever.
Your contribution will help us :
- Optimize our final design
- Order production tooling, moulds and electronics
- Obtain the necessary all the global certifications
- Launch production
We ship internationally. Shipping will be calculated and collected when the backer survey is finalizedat the end of the campaign. We are aiming to ship KEECKER around April 2015.
(For more information regarding the shipping please check the FAQ)
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Risks and challenges
We created a moving computer, and then added a lot of mechanical movements, sensors and other types of components that had never previously co-existed.
That was a challenge in itself!
For months, we have been working on finding the right components, negotiating with the best suppliers, testing component quality again and again, making tough decisions but never compromising on quality, and building the team that can deliver on our promises!
Everything is in place. We just need the resources to execute them.
On the software side, we had to build and think of new types of technology that could match this new format, its movement, its projection abilities (sound and image). We have formed an amazing team of engineers to design and develop this very complex system. We are now running extensive tests on our software, and finishing up our user interface to have a very easy and powerful interaction.
The main risk lies in the manufacturing and production delays that can be outside of our control. That being said, we promise timely and transparent communication with you throughout the process. We want you to enjoy your KEECKER home as soon as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We haven’t set KEECKER’s final price yet (approximately $5000), it will be announced closer to release and will include the HomePod, free apps, and the recharge base. But we promise our supporters on Kickstarter that they will definitely get a special treatment for believing in what we do and helping us early on!
KEECKER will be launched in Q3 2015. It will not be available for wholesale at an early stage. Our main distribution will be online on keecker.com. But who knows where we'll go from there!
Since shipping prices vary depending on the destination, it’s easier (and cheaper) for you to handle this separately. At the end of our Kickstarter campaign, you will receive an invitation to log on to our website and enter your shipping information to pay the appropriate shipping charges. Shipping costs vary by location, but if you live in the US it is estimated at around $200.
We are aiming to ship KEECKER in Q2 2015. Actual ship dates may vary. The KEECKER Team will keep you updated of your KEECKER ship date!
Update: we are now working on expanding countries where we can ship KEECKER.
We will ship to most countries.
For regulatory reasons, we cannot ship in mainland China however.
We will be in touch at the end of the campaign to get your shipping address and details .
We can’t promise anything yet, but you are extremely important to us and the last thing we want is to provide you with a poor experience. We have not decided on an official warranty policy yet but we can guarantee that you will receive a full functioning KEECKER. We are also planning on taking special care of those of you who have supported us from the start.
We’ve made KEECKER to be as robust as possible so it is built to handle the most common shocks, however like all electronic devices, you should treat it with care.
Simplicity is core to our products! KEECKER was designed to make the complex installation of technology devices a thing of the past. You do not need to be an engineer to set up KEECKER. It is designed so that anybody can set it up in their home, their office or wherever they choose to use KEECKER in less than 5 minutes.
KEECKER is designed for the entire family, so that both adults and kids collectively live and share unique experiences together. Kids can use their favorite apps or games, and will be awestruck by the power of what KEECKER can do.
KEECKER is equipped with a bright video projection system that allows you to project any content either in the daylight or at night.
KEECKER is equipped with a smart video projection system that will auto adjust the keystone of your image as you move the projection, taking the complexity out of the technology.
By default, it won’t talk. You simply control KEECKER through your smartphone and KEECKER is smart enough to do the rest (we felt that screaming throughout your home was not the best way to make it come to you… and having worked on voice recognition software before, we know how difficult it is to make right and how deceptive it can be for users, so we prefered not to include it at first). But developers if they want will be able to create apps to make it talk and let you talk to KEECKER, this is another reason why KEECKER is great, anybody can choose to use it however they want.
Yes and no. KEECKER is a connected device so you can enjoy the KEECKER experience if you have a good wifi connection. You can use KEECKER if you don’t have a wifi connection or if you’re in your holiday home since KEECKER will create its own wifi network to connect to your smartphone (however it doesn’t create an internet access on its own). You can therefore use your smartphone to control KEECKER and access content (music, video, movies, games) stored on KEECKER or on your smartphone.
With KEECKER, you will be able to play any audio, video and photo content on your other devices directly from KEECKER. Our aim is to simplify complexity which means KEECKER will be compatible and work with as many other devices as possible.
KEECKER is connected to your home or office wifi. If your other devices allow it, KEECKER will be able to play, stream and access their content for you to see or listen to via KEECKER, and vice-versa. You will also be able to connect KEECKER to your existing sound system (via Bluetooth or wifi).
KEECKER is equipped with a wide range of sensors : ultrasound, depth camera, gyroscopes, 360 camera, magnetometer and more. To navigate, KEECKER merge all these data together to map the room, move around while avoiding obstacle and localise itself within your home.
UPDATE: this is our first stretch goal! we can build this into KEECKER, help us reach this goal and we'll add this cool feature: Having a HDMI connection is something we are very interested in doing. We'd love to add this, but entirely wirelessly, in pure KEECKER style. .
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