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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

What are we kooking up? The original Kooty Key, as seen on Fox 2, was created to avoid touching public door handles, toilet levers, check-out and ATM keypads and more! While we love the original, we decided to develop the Kooty Key 2.0 to add some additional features. The Kooty Key 2.0 will feature NEW anti-microbial rubber with a larger surface space than the original. The Kooty Key 2.0 will also feature NEW finger cradles specially designed to rest the Kooty Kooty comfortably in your hand! The idea behind the Kooty Key 2.0 is to simply take our great idea and make it even better for you, the consumer. In order to do that, we need your help to invest in the production of the Kooty Key 2.0. See the prototype below!

Prototype of the Kooty Key 2.0
Prototype of the Kooty Key 2.0

What is The Kooty Key?

The Kooty Key is an innovative little tool developed by a lifetime traveling salesman. Since he was on the road most of the day he routinely accessed public restrooms, restaurants, banks, stores, etc. Over the years he noticed how air blowers in restrooms were becoming more prevalent do to the focus on ecology. Restrooms that have air blowers usually do not supply paper toweling as an alternative drying method. In the past many people concerned with proper hygiene would dry their hands with the paper towel and then use it to grab the door handle of the restroom upon exiting. One day—during the peak of the flu season he was standing at the sink washing his hands, watching people use the facilities and then immediately exit the restroom without hand washing or cleanup of any kind. He thought about how often he had struggled to find a method of grabbing the handle upon his exit without re-contaminating himself with the millions of germs residing on the door handle. At that moment as he reached for his car keys a thought was born—the Kooty Key!

The Kooty Key in actions!
The Kooty Key in actions!

 

In addition to the door opening capabilities, the Kooty Key is equipped to help the user avoid touching other public devices such as various key pads on gas pumps, ATM’s, elevators, retail checkout payment pads, etc. The black rubber tip on the Kooty Key is designed to help you avoid touching these highly used public devices. The Kooty Key is an additional weapon in your daily arsenal to fight germ warfare. It’s light weight and made with a hardened plastic material that allows you to pull doors with various weight loads. It is made to fit on your key ring. As the Flu and Cold Season comes each year and germs continue to mutate we need to be equipped with all possible tools that allow us to stay focused on living a healthy life for not only ourselves, but our family, friends and co-workers. The Kooty Key is a low cost option to help battle against your daily exposure to germs. The Kooty Key can also be used as a handicap assist devise for the same purposes. It can allow those who do not have the ability to open doors, or find it is difficult to grip a door the freedom to now open that door. It also allows individuals who don’t have the ability to point or push buttons the ability to push key pad buttons. Also, if you are on crutches or walker of any sort, it can allow you to hold a shopping bag or any looped handled bag while maintain full control of your crutches.

The Kooty Key can be cleaned with disinfectant spray, wipes, or dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Original Kooty Key
Original Kooty Key

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The Original Kooty Key came with a few challenges of it's own, particularly: "what about the germs on the Kooty Key itself?"

Answer: We're creating the Kooty Key 2.0! That's why we need YOU! The Kooty Key 2.0 not only features new padded finger cradles but will also feature an anti-microbial rubber tip to avoid the spread of germs!

We are also working to fight fraudulent, non-authentic copy-cats. Kooty Key is trademarked and we are prepared to figh for your right to prty...no, wait...to know that the product you are purchasing and backing is 100% authentic, terrific quality and safe! We don;t want anyone purchasing a fake "Kooty Key" just to find out it's made of poor quality materials.

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    Virtual High Five

    "Virtual (germ-free) high five” from the founders
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    The Original Kooty Key

    Receive our original Kooty Key, the tool you attach to your keychain to avoid contact with public door handles, toilet levers, ATM and cashier keypads & more! Plus, as a bonus, receive a bonus Kooty Key hand sanitizer!

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    Kooty Key 2.0

    Receive our NEW Kooty Key 2.0 featuring anti-microbial rubber tip and padded finger cradles. The Kooty Key is the tool you attach to your keychain to avoid contact with public door handles, toilet levers, ATM and cashier keypads & more! Plus, as a bonus, receive a bonus Kooty Key hand sanitizer!

    What is The Kooty Key?

    The Kooty Key is an innovative little tool developed by a lifetime traveling salesman. Since he was on the road most of the day he routinely accessed public restrooms, restaurants, banks, stores, etc. Over the years he noticed how air blowers in restrooms were becoming more prevalent do to the focus on ecology. Restrooms that have air blowers usually do not supply paper toweling as an alternative drying method. In the past many people concerned with proper hygiene would dry their hands with the paper towel and then use it to grab the door handle of the restroom upon exiting. One day—during the peak of the flu season he was standing at the sink washing his hands, watching people use the facilities and then immediately exit the restroom without hand washing or cleanup of any kind. He thought about how often he had struggled to find a method of grabbing the handle upon his exit without re-contaminating himself with the millions of germs residing on the door handle. At that moment as he reached for his car keys a thought was born—the Kooty Key!

    In addition to the door opening capabilities, the Kooty Key is equipped to help the user avoid touching other public devices such as various key pads on gas pumps, ATM’s, elevators, retail checkout payment pads, etc. The black rubber tip on the Kooty Key is designed to help you avoid touching these highly used public devices. The Kooty Key is an additional weapon in your daily arsenal to fight germ warfare. It’s light weight and made with a hardened plastic material that allows you to pull doors with various weight loads. It is made to fit on your key ring. As the Flu and Cold Season comes each year and germs continue to mutate we need to be equipped with all possible tools that allow us to stay focused on living a healthy life for not only ourselves, but our family, friends and co-workers. The Kooty Key is a low cost option to help battle against your daily exposure to germs.
    The Kooty Key can also be used as a handicap assist devise for the same purposes. It can allow those who do not have the ability to open doors, or find it is difficult to grip a door the freedom to now open that door. It also allows individuals who don’t have the ability to point or push buttons the ability to push key pad buttons. Also, if you are on crutches or walker of any sort, it can allow you to hold a shopping bag or any looped handled bag while maintain full control of your crutches.

    The Kooty Key can be cleaned with disinfectant spray, wipes, or dipped in rubbing alcohol.

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    LIMITED EDITION Chrome Kooty Key Package

    Receive our NEW Kooty Key 2.0 LTD EDITION CHROME (only available to Kickstarter pledges of $250 or more!) featuring anti-microbial rubber tip and padded finger cradles. The Kooty Key is the tool you attach to your keychain to avoid contact with public door handles, toilet levers, ATM and cashier keypads & more! Plus, as a bonus, receive a bonus Kooty Key hand sanitizer and Kooty Key T-shirt.

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