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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.

January Update

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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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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    1. Michael Gabriel on

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    2. Bee Somers on

      So looking forward to our Kittyos...I ordered one for me and one for each of my "kids"!
      Good luck and thanks for the update!!

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      Andrew Myers on

      Any update yet as I've not seen a request for address information was hope get mine before choosing holiday this year are we still looking at April / May

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      Andrew Myers on

      Any update yet as I've not seen a request for address information was hope get mine before choosing holiday this year are we still looking at April / May

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    11. Jennifer Nicholas on

      really looking forward to my kitties and I playing with ours. Hopefully it will be coming soon.

    12. Lee Miller Creator on

      Thanks everyone for your comments. 

      @Lalah Lovato - you can email us your new address at info@kittyo.com.

      @kelli quantock - Yes -- all our Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers are first in line -- we will send out an address-gathering survey to get delivery addresses prior to shipping.

      @Andreas Nordh - we will have more information after our factory has reviewed and tested the first 250 units - and will keep everyone updated.

      @Michael - we have been working on both iOS and Android apps and release 1.0 is ready. They will both be available for download by the time you receive your Kittyo.

    13. Jeff Burtch on

      @kyle

      I know, I didn't want to jinx it!!! :D

    14. Kyle Philben on

      @Jeff Container ships have been known to sink...LOL!!!!!

    15. Kyle Philben on

      Is that Detroit?? LOL.. Looks great guys.. I know the amount of work that goes into something this complex is crazy. Some people just have NO idea.. Can't wait to get one!!!

    16. Jeff Burtch on

      Pretty much how I expected this update to go.

      Luckily, it's getting to the point where there literally can't be any more possible delays.

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      Joseph Gladstone on

      Looks amazing. So excited to receive my Kittyo. Well worth the wait. Being an executive for a CPG electronics designer and manufacturer, I'm well aware of the roadblocks, pitfalls and inevitable delays with bringing a product to market. And we are a $100MM per annum company with a couple of hundred employees, who experience very similar delays, sometimes even having to scrap late stage products. The simple fact that you have invented something and actually getting it from concept to delivered product, is very impressive. Thanks for all of the updates and again I'm really looking forward to getting this awesome innovation. Thank you for your tenacity and continued persistence seeing this through. Kiityo is going to be amazing!

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      Joseph Gladstone on

      Looks amazing. So excited to receive my Kittyo. Well worth the wait. Being an executive for a CPG electronics designer and manufacturer, I'm well aware of the roadblocks, pitfalls and inevitable delays with bringing a product to market. And we are a $100MM per annum company with a couple of hundred employees, who experience very similar delays, sometimes even having to scrap late stage products. The simple fact that you have invented something and actually getting it from concept to delivered product, is very impressive. Thanks for all of the updates and again I'm really looking forward to getting this awesome innovation. Thank you for your tenacity and continued persistence seeing this through. Kiityo is going to be amazing!

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      Joseph Gladstone on

      Looks amazing. So excited to receive my Kittyo. Well worth the wait. Being an executive for a CPG electronics designer and manufacturer, I'm well aware of the roadblocks, pitfalls and inevitable delays with bringing a product to market. And we are a $100MM per annum company with a couple of hundred employees, who experience very similar delays, sometimes even having to scrap late stage products. The simple fact that you have invented something and actually getting it from concept to delivered product, is very impressive. Thanks for all of the updates and again I'm really looking forward to getting this awesome innovation. Thank you for your tenacity and continued persistence seeing this through. Kiityo is going to be amazing!

    20. Lalah Lovato on

      I have moved since I backed your project. Will you be getting the new address to send it to before shipping? Thanks

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      kelli quantock on

      Will you process those orders for us first who have been waiting the longest? i.e. your original kickstarter backers?

    22. Dallas Budden on

      This look great, Genie and Samie are ready to get theirs. Thanks for the update.

    23. Andreas Nordh on

      So the expected delivery date is in April or May?

    24. Melissa Aaron on

      I'm so excited about this!

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      Julie Piontkowski on

      I can not wait to get mine. But you must be so excited that your dreams are coming to fruition.
      Thanks for the behind the scenes tour.

    26. Anna Williamson on

      How exciting for you and for us too! � thanks guys for all your hard work!!

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      Michael on

      Excellent and informative update, thank you.

      How are things progressing on the software application side of things as without that not much will happen? I'm on Android and am hoping for a quality app for interaction and control.

    28. Polaris Penguin on

      Yay! Gives me time to clean lol. I know it has been delayed, but the whole behind the scenes processing and manufacturing has been enlightening and I am looking forward to receiving the Kittyo!