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Introducing Kittyo – the only product of its kind that lets you remotely interact with your cat like never before.
Introducing Kittyo – the only product of its kind that lets you remotely interact with your cat like never before.
2,425 backers pledged $271,154 to help bring this project to life.

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January Update

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Hi Kickstarter,

Happy 2016 to everyone. We've made a lot of progress since our last update and as you can see from the photos and video below we are moving along with manufacturing. Every phase of bringing a product to market involves some discovery and manufacturing is no different. Luckily we’re not running into any major issues but there was one tooling adjustment that needed to be made — which although minor was time consuming and took a few weeks. Also, we are coming up to the Chinese New Year so our factory will be closed for a few weeks in February. They have finished manufacturing 250 Kittyos and will send us completed units this week for inspection. Then they will complete the rest of the manufacturing starting in mid-February. We are hoping they can ship all of the units to us in March and we will get them into your hands as quickly as possible at that point. Thanks as always for your patience.

Cheers,
Team Kittyo

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November Update

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Hi Kickstarter,  

As reported last update, we’ve begun the manufacturing process. Currently we are in the process of mass producing each part and fabricating the electronics. The next step will be to assemble 250 units before completing the entire batch for shipment. There are a few reasons 250 units will first be assembled. First, this will help the manufacturer develop the methods and processes to make it a repeatable and predictable process for future high volume manufacturing. Second, they will create the supporting documentation needed. This includes the work instructions, checklists and sampling standards. Third, it will allow them to complete additional testing that can only be done at that point while simultaneously training all necessary staff. We are on schedule for February delivery. As always we will keep everyone updated on our progress. 

Cheers,
Team Kittyo

Molded plastic parts ready for assembly
Molded plastic parts ready for assembly
Inspecting the printed circuit board and camera
Inspecting the printed circuit board and camera
Wire management in the base
Wire management in the base
Fully assembled Kittyo with protective film on window
Fully assembled Kittyo with protective film on window

October Update

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Hi Kickstarter,

Happy Halloween to everyone! We are happy to announce that we have begun manufacturing.

Kittyo will deliver unrivaled features and functionality to cats and their cat parents.

You can see what's in store by looking at the videos below.

This video demonstrates how the Kittyo mobile app interacts with the Kittyo device.

This is video recorded through the Kittyo app. It shows how a cat responds to the sounds, enjoying the laser play and the remotely dispensed treats.

Kittyo is the most fun you can have with your pet when you're away from home.

Thanks again for making this happen and as always, we will keep you updated on our progress.

Cheers,
Team Kittyo.

September Update

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Hi Kickstarter -    

The finish line is getting closer and we are just waiting for the UL testing house to finish FCC/CE testing before kicking off the manufacturing process. Originally the testing house indicated this would be completed in September which we have been hoping for the last few weeks -- and were anticipating would be the main news of this update. However, they have now informed us that their new completion date is the end of October due to a backlog at their testing facility. Unfortunately our attempts at forcing the issue with them were not very successful.

Based on this timeline, our first batch of Kittyos would be manufactured and ready to ship to us by the end of December. It takes about 4-5 weeks to ship a container to our fulfillment house from where they will be sent out to everyone -- so our new estimated delivery date is February.

While we await the final test approvals, we are busy with dozens of prelaunch details such as finalizing the package design and instructions, setting up customer support and continuous testing (delighting our friends and their cats wherever we go). We look forward to updating you on further progress and announcing the start of our manufacturing next month.

Thanks again for everyone’s support and patience!

Cheers,
Team Kittyo  

August Update

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Hi Kickstarter,

In last month's update we defined the 3 next steps we were undertaking, with a goal to start manufacturing in September:

1) Releasing and testing the final code at multiple sites on various wifi setups

2) Finalizing the user interface on the Setup Wizard. This allows you to connect your Kittyo to your home wifi network through the app

3) Submitting Kittyo for FCC testing 

We're pleased to report that we have worked through those steps and are moving forward on our goal to manufacture next month. We have just received 20 PCBs (printed circuit boards) for final testing before starting to manufacture Kittyos on a large scale and we are continuing to test the final code on various wifi setups.

Thanks again for all your support and patience -- we will continue to keep you updated along the way and we can’t wait to deliver your Kittyos to you. 

Cheers,
Team Kittyo