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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2015
$6,756
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
95
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2015

About

We love how technology is a part of our lives and we wouldn’t change that for one second.

Seriously- how cool is it that our kids are growing up in a time when the entire world is at their fingertips? All they have to do is slide to unlock the iPad!

That being said, everything is great in moderation. Technology is no exception to that rule. We believe that teaching our youngsters to enjoy technology in moderation is absolutely key to raising healthy well-rounded children in today’s digital age. Our mission is to help parents achieve that goal!

With KiDCASE, you can go through everyday just knowing that your children are automatically staying within whatever you feel is the right amount of daily screen time.  

Thanks for visiting and let us know if you still have any questions after exploring this page.  We'd love your feedback!   

Because Apple iOS is a closed operating system, apps alone have no way to know when an iPad is being used or to turn it off when it shouldn't be.  

KiDCASE’s patent pending blend of hardware (the case) and software (the companion app) is currently the only automated way to achieve those functions. The technical components within our case know exactly when the iPad is being used, via the docking connection through the Lightning port, and can turn the iPad off at will, via our proprietary internal component that controls the sleep/wake button. If time is up, or the iPad is not allowed to be used at that particular time, this small component simply pushes the sleep/wake button. 

After countless tests of all the ways to control the on/off state of an iPad, this approach proved to be the only fully reliable way of achieving this functionality, as it eliminates all of your child’s potential workarounds.

To use KiDCASE, simply:

Use the companion app to set up the following features:

KiDCASE was not just built for parents.  It was also specifically designed to be the best case available for young children: 

Let's face it… Parents work their butts off to do absolutely everything necessary to raise well-rounded kids. Yet the one thing my wife and I always felt was slipping away from us, a little more than we were comfortable with, was the amount of time our boys were spending on their iPads each day. We started to see them using their iPads nonstop, even when friends were over to play, or while their grandparents were attempting to have a conversation with them.

At first, I figured there had to be “an app for that!” And in fact there were. Plenty of them. But none of them were of any value at all. It would take my boys a matter of minutes to figure out how to get around them. And apps simply have no way of knowing when an iPad is being used or to turn it off when it shouldn't be. 

So I started to explore other ways that parents can get a much-needed solution. After putting together a pretty amazing team of Apple-licensed engineers, designers, and developers, and partnering with a leading accessory device manufacturer, we have built and fully vetted an answer that works beautifully.

I sincerely hope it helps you, even in some small way, to raise the happiest and healthiest kids possible.

Best, 

Dave Einzig

Founder, KiDCASE

 

We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the following team members and supporting vendors that have all contributed in very special ways to helping get KiDCASE ready for the marketplace:

Jerry Durand - Electrical Engineering
Donald Lehman - Industrial Design
Steve Sabram - App Development
Patrick Kesler - App and Web Design
Juri Fuller - Patent Protection
Cole Richter - Patent Protection
Jim O'Brien - Manufacturing
Steven Lu - Manufacturing
Marco Lee - Mechanical Engineering
Bernard Chan - Manufacturing
John Hansen - Video Production
Moe Kress - Prototyping
Mark Hoefer - Prototyping

Risks and challenges

KiDCASE has worked diligently to mitigate technical and schedule risks prior to launching this Kickstarter. However, delays are always possible including those caused by component delivery or quality issues. We promise you’ll be the first to learn of any change to our schedule via regular email updates. We'll also be available to promptly respond to your email inquires along the way.

The KiDCASE product plan has been reviewed and approved by Apple to be an official MFi "Made for iPad" accessory device. Even with that, Apple still must approve our final product as it will be coming off of the manufacturing line. Should we not receive this final approval, we will alter our connection plan from a lightning port docking design to Bluetooth. This change may delay our final ship date. However, it will also allow us to add "remote control" functionality so parents can control their kids' iPads from their own smartphones and tablets!

It is important to us that backers understand there may be some changes to the aesthetic design of KiDCASE as it goes in to final engineering for manufacturability. Any such product plan changes, should they arise, will be communicated to backers as soon as they are identified.

- iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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    Thanks for your support!

    We appreciate every dollar you contribute to help KiDCASE become a reality. For a pledge of $5 or more, we’ll list your name on our website, and you’ll be the first to know about where we are in the manufacturing process and stay up to date with our campaign!

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    Super cool KiDCASE t-shirt!

    For a $30 pledge, you’ll receive a “Proud Parent of a Reformed iPad Addict” bumper sticker t-shirt. Take that, parents of honor students!

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    Early, Early Bird!

    iPad mini 1, 2 or 3

    Thanks for being one of the first to jump on the KiDCASE train! For a $57 pledge, you’ll receive one KiDCASE and peace of mind knowing that you are taking control of your child’s iPad usage in the most cost-effective way possible!

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    iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generation

    Thanks for being one of the first to jump on the KiDCASE train! For a $67 pledge, you’ll receive one KiDCASE and peace of mind knowing that you are taking control of your child’s iPad usage in the most cost-effective way possible!

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    Early Bird!

    iPad mini 1, 2 or 3

    So, you must have slept in a little bit … but we still want you to save money on KiDCASE! For a $67 pledge, you’ll receive a KiDCASE and all the extra quality family time that comes with it!

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    Early Bird!

    iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generation

    So, you must have slept in a little bit … but we still want you to save money on KiDCASE! For a $77 pledge, you’ll receive a KiDCASE and all the extra quality family time that comes with it!

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    Regular Ol’ KiDCASE!

    iPad mini 1, 2 or 3

    For a $77 pledge, you’ll still be one of the first to receive a KiDCASE, and still at a special Kickstarter discount. Though it might cost you much more than this when your children decide to take up additional hobbies with all that time they used to spend on their iPads.

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    Regular Ol’ KiDCASE!

    iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generation

    For an $87 pledge, you’ll still be one of the first to receive a KiDCASE, and still at a special Kickstarter discount. Though it might cost you much more than this when your children decide to take up additional hobbies with all that time they used to spend on their iPads.

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    Family Pack!

    Any combination of iPad models.

    Have multiple iPads in your home that you need to monitor? For a $215 pledge, you’ll receive our family pack of three KiDCASEs. All you have to do is come up with a fun idea for family time now that your kids won’t be sitting on their iPads all day!

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    Ten Pack!

    Any combination of iPad models.

    Have a lot of grandchildren or work with an organization that would like a KiDCASE for each of the little ones? Get 10 KiDCASEs at the Early Bird reward rate of $670.

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