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Lokables LLCBy Lokables LLC
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Lokables LLCBy Lokables LLC
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$1,608
pledged of $27,000pledged of $27,000 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 10 2015 2:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

Have you ever gone to the fridge in your office or dorm to grab your lunch and discovered that someone ate it? It's happened to all of us! So how do you stop those sneaky snackers ...?

It's Here – Your Personal Storage Container!

Lokables™ are the first customizable combination lock storage containers that are microwave and dishwasher safe. They're versatile, reliable, fun and great for keeping your lunch and valuables safe!

Lokables™ are made from high-impact plastic which is FDA food safe and BPA-free. They feature a silicone air fresh and leak proof seal.

How it Works

Lokables™ are easy to use – you simply customize your personal code and click the button to open! Shut the lid and dial away from your code to lock.

Cool Ways to Use Lokables™

Lokables™ are perfect for lunches, chocolate stashes and things you don’t want kids getting into like allergens, medications and tools and sharp objects. They come in lots of fun colors and styles so you can hide or show what you want. Lokables™ can be used by the whole family.

No more stolen lunches at work or school!
No more stolen lunches at work or school!
Keep chocolate stashes and treats safe
Keep chocolate stashes and treats safe
Add a layer of safety between kids and medications
Add a layer of safety between kids and medications
Keep tools and arts & craft supplies from being scattered
Keep tools and arts & craft supplies from being scattered
Keep kids away from allergens
Keep kids away from allergens
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Lokables™ are dishwasher safe
Lokables™ are dishwasher safe
Lokables™ are microwave safe
Lokables™ are microwave safe

We asked potential customers how they would use Lokables™ and here's what they said:

Becky M: "To control kids' Halloween candy so they can't have a sugar feeding frenzy after trick-or-treating!"

Stephen R: "On a boat to keep your stuff dry – wallet, cell phone, cigarettes, etc."

More ideas included:

"Don’t want to share your makeup with your daughter, sister or a roommate? Place it in your personal beauty safe!"

"Locking up secret Christmas or birthday gifts."

"As storage for your valuables during travel."

Rewards

We're offering four different models as our rewards – Fresh, Treat, Care and Tool. You can choose a solid or transparent lid!

We're offering four different models as rewards – you can choose a solid or transparent lid!
We're offering four different models as rewards – you can choose a solid or transparent lid!
Save with Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Bundles!
Save with Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Bundles!
Each Lokables™ holds 7.4 cups / 1750 mL
Each Lokables™ holds 7.4 cups / 1750 mL

How We Designed & Tested Lokables™

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Tiffany with three models
Tiffany with three models

We set out to come up with a locking storage container that was tough, secure and cool enough to actually take to school or work.

Early sketches
Early sketches
Organic sketches
Organic sketches

Early considerations included compartmentalization which proved to be too costly for manufacture.

Refined sketch
Refined sketch

Clay models were made to examine form change and ergonomics.

Clay form development
Clay form development

Soon we began experimenting with combination lock designs by 3D printing buttons, tumblers and dials and trying out different types of springs. We settled on a composite resin spring that was extremely durable as well as heat and microwave inert.

Testing springs and materials
Testing springs and materials

We used 3D printing to make our first complete working prototypes.

Early functional lock
Early functional lock
Organic form prototype
Organic form prototype

Did we mention we made a lot of 3D prototypes?

Endless piles of 3D prototypes
Endless piles of 3D prototypes

With the help of a lot of user testing and feedback, we honed in on what people really wanted in a portable locking food storage container. Users also told us about all of the other cool things they would use it for!

Functional prototypes
Functional prototypes
After two years of research and development – testing different shapes, sizes and plastic materials – we've arrived at the final version for Lokables™. Now we’re asking the Kickstarter Community for help in raising the  funds needed to pay for the expensive metal tooling and to secure third party components at a volume discount.
Final design CAD
Final design CAD

We’re offering Lokables™ at Super and Early Bird prices as well as cost-saving Bundles. The cost of one Lokables™ could pay for itself by saving you your next three lunches!

Manufacturing & Production

We have agreements with established U.S. companies to supply key components and manufacture Lokables™; Lee Spring and ServTech Plastics.

Lee Spring in New York City is one of the oldest and largest spring manufacturers in the world. They’re supplying the proprietary composite resin springs which make Lokables™ so reliable as well as dishwasher and microwave-safe. Over the past year we've worked closely with Lee Springs engineers to ensure that all mechanical specifications and FDA requirements will be met to create a reliable and safe end product.

Lee Spring composite resin springs are central to the Lokables™ design
Lee Spring composite resin springs are central to the Lokables™ design
Lee Spring spring former on factory floor
Lee Spring spring former on factory floor

ServTech Plastics in Monrovia, CA is one of the most respected tooling producers and plastic injection molding manufacturers in the business. They’re cutting the metal tool molds and running the injection molding machines which will produce all the parts necessary to assemble each Lokables unit. We've closely reviewed the CAD files with ServTech engineers and producers to confirm manufacturing design and price point. We're collectively confident that we're ready to advance directly into the tooling stage at the successful conclusion of our Kickstarter Campaign.

ServTech Plastics injection molding facility
ServTech Plastics injection molding facility
Steel injection molding tool at ServTech Plastics
Steel injection molding tool at ServTech Plastics

Team

Tiffany Breanna is the Co-Founder of Lokables LLC. She's a self-confessed foodie and lover of culture and travel. She currently works as a professional commercial broadcast actress in Los Angeles, CA. She partnered with YERO.tv in Los Angeles, CA to develop Lokables™. YERO.tv, headed by Yerem Tagvoryan, provided the industrial and marketing design expertise to develop and engineer Lokables™. YERO.tv is staffed by a small team of industrial and graphic designers with a combined experience of over twenty years spanning cinematography, direction, photography, motion graphics, animation and industrial CAD. Additional engineering and design for manufacturing services were provided by Concepts Engineering for Plastics in Rancho, Cucamonga, CA.

Risks and challenges

We're partnering with two established U.S. companies with a collective business track record of over 150 years. With their seasoned guidance we are confident that we can tool, manufacture and fulfill all Lokables™ rewards in a timely and premium manner.

Furthermore, we have conservatively estimated our cost of goods as well as lead times in order to absorb any production or quality assurance issues that may arise. If any issues do occur we will be completely transparent and inform all backers of the precise status of the fulfillment process.

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Funding period

- (35 days)