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Simple internet time-limits, usage analytics, app & site blocking - across all devices in the home, controlled from your smartphone.
Simple internet time-limits, usage analytics, app & site blocking - across all devices in the home, controlled from your smartphone.
Simple internet time-limits, usage analytics, app & site blocking - across all devices in the home, controlled from your smartphone.
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    1. Steven Pack Creator on November 14, 2015

      Thanks Jonny G, that means a lot. We started this whole journey because we wanted other families to experience the same transformation we did. We're now in the process of going commercial.

      If you're feeling particularly keen, you could write us a review on Amazon - just repeat what you wrote, but maybe mention you bought it on Kickstarter before it was even on Amazon. No pressure, but it would help us out.

      https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review…#

      Thanks for the kind words.
      The KoalaSafe Team.

    2. Jonny
      Superbacker
      on November 14, 2015

      Just to say BIG THANKS for the KoalaSafe. It has transformed how we the kids use the internet in the home. Thanks for being so responsive on the forums and great seeing all the new update releases which make the product really easy to use. Keep up the great work!

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      Michael Frommelt on September 12, 2015

      Hi Steven

      Arrived a couple a days ago - Best regards, Michael Denmark

    4. Ed on September 11, 2015

      Up and running.. Work great, easy to use.. When will the Usage start working? Thanks...

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      Gary Raymond Bokobza on August 28, 2015

      I received an email with this subject "AMANDA AGUILERA has sent you a package" with a tracking number. Is this package from Koalasafe?

    6. Steven Pack Creator on July 20, 2015

      Hi Nicola, We sent you a test flight invite to your Kickstarter email address. Email us with any queries or visit http://discuss.koalasafe.com/

    7. Nicola Massey
      Superbacker
      on July 19, 2015

      Hi

      How can I test the iOS app?

    8. Nicholas Aleksander on June 16, 2015

      Excellent news. How do I contact you about the iOS app?

    9. FP on May 26, 2015

      Agreed! Thank you letting us us know how work is progressing.
      Monthly updates are very much appreciated!

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      Mark young on May 25, 2015

      Thanks for the update guys :)

    11. Steven Pack Creator on April 19, 2015

      @Mandeep - we do not currently offer a whitelisting based approach. By default when the internet is off no local network access is allowed. We could make that a setting post kickstarter.

    12. mss on April 19, 2015

      Hi Steven,
      Can we create profiles which allows us to whitelist certain sites and block everything else? Also can local network devices like printers, NAS etc be accessed when time restrictions are on?
      Cheers

    13. Jason Sheedy on April 18, 2015

      Hi guys,
      Congrats on getting the project through. I'm a parent of 3 small kids and very passionate about the issues around online parental controls. Are you planning to release an Android app as part of the initial release? If not are you planning to allow 3rd party apps to integrate with the device api's? It would be nice to build some kind of open source ecosystem around this product.

      Looking forward to getting my Koala!!

      Cheers

    14. Rafael G on April 18, 2015

      Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply.

    15. Steven Pack Creator on April 18, 2015

      @Rafael - if your modem and wireless router are seperate devices, you could put the KoalaSafe between them (using the Ethernet ports) and only use the existing wifi network. (You can disable the koala wifi)

    16. Rafael G on April 18, 2015

      Must the devices be connected to the KoalaSafe WiFi directly in order to monitor Internet use? Or since the KoalaSafe is between cable modem and existing wireless router, can KoalaSafe still monitor those devices that are connected to the existing wireless router?

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      Daphni Clifton on April 17, 2015

      Thrilled to hear that such a valuable enterprise has made its goal. Thank you lads for your dedicated cause. Our kids deserve to learn and grow uncontaminated by someone else's idea of how that should be dominated or directed. Cheers, Daphni

    18. Alan Jones
      Superbacker
      on April 17, 2015

      Woohoo! Can't wait to help a few of my friends with their young families balance screen time with non-digital play time. Congrats guys, great product idea.

    19. Steven Pack Creator on April 17, 2015

      Thanks all! So exciting to hit the goal! We'll post updates as we go, but as you can imagine, Koala Labs just went into overdrive and will stay that way until we ship.

      Easier parenting and healthier kids are on the way!

    20. Alex Hunte on April 17, 2015

      Congrats! Glad this made the funding goal!

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      A Stew Gurr on April 16, 2015

      Congratulations - awesome news!! Will look forward to updates as we go through the production process. Can't wait to see the dream take shape along the way.

      Think I already need to add another two KoalaSafes to my pledge!!

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      Elton Cousins on April 16, 2015

      Looks like the wingman is having a shave thanks to the 'Etiquette Enforcer' that pushed the project across the line!

      443 backers know this is a great project to support.

      Congratulations on hitting the winning target and looking forward to a healthier "Cyber Space" environment where I gain control back as a parent!

    23. David Taske on April 16, 2015

      Awesome news, congratulations for getting the backing of like minded people to help your project up and running.

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      Catherine Weinress on April 16, 2015

      Congratulations!! Proud to have produced this Kickstarter video and counting the days to get KoalaSafe in our house!!

    25. Craig Phillips on April 16, 2015

      Awesome Effort !!, Cant wait to have this device in my home, it will stop a lot of arguments :)

    26. Bill Coghill on April 16, 2015

      Hooray ! Looking forward to getting my bandwidth back... Congratulations.

    27. Tamara Rogowski on April 16, 2015

      Congratulations! Now we will have a safer Internet experience for our children!

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      Gary & Michelle Finlayson on April 16, 2015

      443 Backers... think HTTPS/SSL .. coincidence or what ? :)

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      Gary & Michelle Finlayson on April 16, 2015

      Eureka !! Got there... CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

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      Greg Sawyer on April 16, 2015

      Congratz - great job raising the funds and now excitedly looking forward to KoalaSafe

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      Roy on April 16, 2015

      Congratulations...
      Well deserved.

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      Clay Wilson on April 16, 2015

      Come on.....only 6 more grand!!!

    33. Steven Pack Creator on April 15, 2015

      @Mandeep - The monitoring aspect of the product is handled in the cloud, where we aggregate anonymized traffic data. This feature can be turned off. We haven't decided how long to retain the data, but will probably make that user selectable.

    34. Frank Dejager on April 15, 2015

      This looks like it's gonna work out...!!
      ++++++

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      Todd Peters on April 15, 2015

      we have a chance.....:)

    36. mss on April 14, 2015

      Couple of questions regarding the device? How many days of traffic logs is stored in the device? Is any of that info sent to any cloud service? Also what NICs used by the device?

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      TimC on April 14, 2015

      Looks like you've got a good chance of getting across the line! Fingers crossed.

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      Gary & Michelle Finlayson on April 14, 2015

      Fingers crossed this gets across the line.. Agree with Alex the removal of 'minecraft' reference is a good idea. This device doesn't necessarily have to be 'all about kids'.. I can imagine cafe's,libraries all sorts of small businesses could benefit from a KoalaSafe as their 'free wifi' access point.
      I do see in the kickstarter blurb, you were looking for the next 1000 pre-orders, by my calculations you are already at 1050 pre-orders, even though you haven't hit your $98K target. Perhaps the $24K of Etiquette Enforcer was a stretch too far... GOOD LUCK all the same.

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      Todd Peters on April 11, 2015

      I'm not writing you off, I'm hoping it goes thru. Good luck

    40. Steven Pack Creator on April 11, 2015

      @Todd: Don't write us off just yet! We think we will get there. We are just testing a broader message on Kickstarter.

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      Todd Peters on April 11, 2015

      I am losing hope. Only have 5 days left and they are $30,844 USD short. Need $6,169 per day to make the goal. I hope it makes it, could use this. And as far as removing the addicted to minecraft headline, I am sure that was legal reasons, but that is what caught my attention, LOL..

    42. KnivD on April 10, 2015

      This is a great project. As a parent of two boys I am experiencing the very same commons problems with gaming addiction and computer overtime. I really hope this project will succeed.

      As a piece of thought for the future - while cutting off the net might be a solution in most cases, there is a small number of games which allow offline playing and (at least my kids) quickly switch to any of those if the online connection is cut off. This should be addressed somehow in the future as well - maybe in 'KoalaSafe 2'? :)

    43. Alex Hunte on April 10, 2015

      I really hope you reach the funding goal! I think removing the "addicted to minecraft?" headline was a smart move �. Fingers crossed we make it across the line

    44. Steven Pack Creator on April 7, 2015

      KoalaSafe will ship with a minimum WIFI spec of 802.11N @ 150mbps
      It supports WPA2

    45. Steven Pack Creator on April 7, 2015

      @FP: Yes, you can plug the koalasafe into your router and still have Ad-trap upstream

    46. FP on April 7, 2015

      Steven, any thoughts on the Adtrap configuration mentioned below?

    47. mss on April 6, 2015

      What wifi protocol and frequency does it support? Also does it support WPA2?

    48. Andrew James on March 30, 2015

      Love this idea, was actually trying to build my own before I found this..

      However a few questions

      1) What are the hardware specifications of the unit, does it include inbuilt WiFi?
      2) I see the prototype units were using RasPi units, is there any chance the SD image will be available to purchase or demo the unit?

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