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A playful figurine based music player that anyone can use, anywhere, anytime. Great for kids, no screen in sight, easy on parents.
A playful figurine based music player that anyone can use, anywhere, anytime. Great for kids, no screen in sight, easy on parents.
A playful figurine based music player that anyone can use, anywhere, anytime. Great for kids, no screen in sight, easy on parents.
359 backers pledged €53,974 to help bring this project to life.

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Jooki - The Jukebox for Kids

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Jooki is a fun music player that anyone can use anywhere, anytime. Designed to share the magic of music with the entire family, including the youngest ones.

  • A portable music player with built-in high-quality speakers
  • Uses figurines, not a screen to choose what music is played
  • Designed to be kid-proof: strong, safe and with smart parental controls
  • Plays files stored on Jooki (sourced from CD's, iTunes, ...)
  • Also supports streaming from internet radio's and streaming services (Spotify, ...)
  • Also works as a Bluetooth speaker for your phone

As kids, the music and stories on tapes & CDs enriched our lives. As geek dads, we love the advances in technology but we see them leaving our family behind when it comes to music.

With Jooki we designed an easy and magical music player that allows kids to choose their own music or stories without a distracting screen. The kids dance freely to music and stories fire their imagination.

With Jooki kids choose what want to listen to, and when they do so. But parents set the boundaries. So they can share their love of music and spoken word without worries. No screen in sight.

Jooki plays anything: it doesn't matter whether it's an offline MP3 or an online streaming service. We're committed to bring all major streaming services to Jooki such that you can offer an unlimited catalog to your kids. But also here the parents stay in control.

We are starting with Spotify support so that your kids will be able to play their favorite playlist, be it “Kids Workout”, “Disney” or “Once upon a time”. 

 

Jooki is a music player with a simple, intuitive user interface for all ages. Jooki is a standalone jukebox that plays from on-board storage and also a wireless speaker that streams from the phone or the cloud.

The Jooki Stars make Jooki shine. The Stars are figurines and tokens that start a playlist (song, story, album or internet radio station). Perfect for kids: they simply place a Star on Jooki to choose what they want to listen to.

The parents app isn’t required to play music but lets you stay in control and upload the music you want to share with the family.

Easy & Fun - Simply place a Star on Jooki to play the music you want.
Easy & Fun - Simply place a Star on Jooki to play the music you want.

 

 Let’s get this party started!

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Sherryn tested Jooki in her play group...

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Listening to music or stories has never been so easy and fun! Kids love the independence Jooki gives them. They get to choose the music and stories to listen to without having to ask an adult for help. And with no screen in sight, kids listen and play without distractions.

 

 The Jooki Stars are beautiful figurines and practical tokens that can be linked to your children’s favorite playlists.

The figurines are fun, colorful characters and easy for small hands to grasp. The tokens are flat with fun designs (or use your own stickers). Both types of Star work exactly the same way and have suction cups so they don’t fall off Jooki.

Check out the UPDATE for more information on the Stars.

 

 

Managing music on Jooki is easy
Managing music on Jooki is easy

Managing music on Jooki is easy

1. Choose the music you want to use. You can upload music from your phone using the Jooki app or drag-and-drop from iTunes on your laptop. You can also choose a Spotify playlist or an internet radio station.
2. Create a playlist (or have Jooki create one for you).
3. Choose the Star you want to link to the playlist and put it on Jooki. Done.

A playlist is one or more songs, stories, albums, or online radio stations.

 

 

Kids love to be in control of the world and Jooki gives them this independent access to their music and stories. At the same time the parents app lets you set boundaries. You chose when the kids can use Jooki and the media available on the device. You can set the maximum volume and you can always use the app as a remote control. The app is free and easy to use!

 

 


Jooki is designed for demanding children, but as parents ourselves, we demand quality, safety and ease of use. Jooki works on-the-go, bedroom or living room, inside or outside and of course it sounds great!

 

 

In the box - 1x Jooki, 1x Figurine Star, 5x Token Stars, 1x cable
In the box - 1x Jooki, 1x Figurine Star, 5x Token Stars, 1x cable

 

 

You will be able to chose your figurine type(s) after the campaign; we'll send you an email.
You will be able to chose your figurine type(s) after the campaign; we'll send you an email.

 

Kickstarter Special Pack (and Crazy / Early Bird packs)

The awesome Jooki pack and a big discount on the recommend retail price.

Twin Pack

For those with a whole lotta love for music we have the Twin Pack. It offers better value than two standard boxes, you save on shipping and we’ll double the amount of Stars per Jooki: a total of 4 figurines and 20 tokens! 

Want even more? Send us an email at hello@jooki.rocks and we’ll find a solution.

 

Additional Stars

You want additional Stars? No problem. For each extra €5 you pledge you can get one figurine or a box of five tokens.

Just add €5, €10, €15 or more to your pledge to order extras. We’ll mail you after the campaign to ask for your selection.
Just add €5, €10, €15 or more to your pledge to order extras. We’ll mail you after the campaign to ask for your selection.

 

Special deal - Jooki Stars gift pack

You love our mission but don’t have young kids? Maybe you know someone that will get a Jooki and want to surprise them with something extra? If you select this pack we’ll drop an extra set of Stars in their box with your compliments! After the campaign we’ll be in touch to ask you who the lucky one is.

 

 

Meet the Team

Founding Team - Theo, Will & Pieter
Founding Team - Theo, Will & Pieter

Theo Marescaux

Theo was the Product Manager for 40% of the world’s digital cinema projectors that show movies to millions of people around the world. His new mission is to delight children with a 21st century music experience.

Will Moffat

Will has been programming and designing hardware since the age of 7, when he built his own computer alarm system to catch Santa Claus. He also worked at Google on Search, presumably still searching for Santa.

Pieter Palmers

Pieter likes to disassemble gadgets, spin records, play music and has always been fascinated by audio technology. He led a team at Huawei working on next generation wireless chips for 5G smart phones and base stations.

Founding Team carrying Early Test Audience
Founding Team carrying Early Test Audience

Extended Team

Thanks go out to

Guillermo & Ruth - Jooki Spain

Yves - Thanks for the amazing job on the video!

Martin, Martina, Filip - Thanks for helping us have great pictures!

Jimi - Thanks for the cool visuals!

Koen Vingerhoets - Kickstarter ninja skills

Paul, Jan, Henry - Marketing advice

Samit, Annissa - Thanks for helping us with online marketing!

Riso, Andy, Will, Lewie, Cynthia - Thanks for prototyping support!

Danny, Jean-Marc, Marush, Lenka

Special Js - Jo, Joke, Johana

Memberships

Carrying the flag 

Prototyping Jooki

The early days
The early days

 

  

 

Jooki comes packed with modern technology (which fades into the background where it belongs).

  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n 
  • Bluetooth 4 Smart Ready
  • 4GByte On-board flash (1000 songs at 128kbps MP3) 
  • Music Formats Supported : MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WAV, AIFF 
  • Streaming Services: possible but subject to licensing deals
  • App: Android, iOS, HTML5 (for Windows Phone, PC & Mac) 
  • Charging: MicroUSB (charging cable included)
  • 3.5mm headphones jack
  • Battery : 1800mAh (8hrs play time) 
  • Dimensions: 175 x 175 x 70mm
  • Weight: <700g (TBD)
  • Splash-proof (but not fully waterproof)

 

 

We’ve added an estimated €10 shipping cost to every order (Early Bird backers check this update). Because Kickstarter backers can be all over the world we ship directly from Hong Kong. You will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.

We are working on local distribution channels to reduce shipping cost. Any progress on this will be put in our regular updates.

 

Risks and challenges

Bringing a physical product to life is challenging, even more so when it’s a children's product. To address this challenge we’ve been working with top manufacturers of both toys and audio products on product design, sourcing and scheduling. We have explicitly chosen not take risks on production techniques, materials or components to avoid manufacturing and sourcing issues.

Notwithstanding the margin in our timeline and the confidence we have in ourselves and our partners, we see the following points where delay could accrue:
Safety concerns
Quality concerns
Hiccups in the regulatory approval
Financial risks

We are determined to make the Jooki a quality product and also ship as promised. Should we encounter hurdles we’ll keep our backers well informed. Our Kickstarter Ninja will make sure we do not drop the ball on that one!

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    Thank you

    Do you remember listening to CDs or tapes as a kid? Help us give modern kids the same independence!

    Support our campaign and we'll thank you on our website. You'll get regular behind-the-scenes updates on Jooki’s journey to the Stars.

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    Jooki Stars Gift Pack

    Do you know someone that’s getting a Jooki and want to surprise them with something extra?

    We’ll drop an extra set of Stars in their box before we ship their Jooki.

    Note: we'll contact you at the end of the campaign to find out who's receiving your gift and to let you add a personal message.

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    Jooki Crazy Early Bird

    Congratulations! You got the the insane deal for our earliest supporters.

    Remember: every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    Jooki Early Bird

    Alright, you're in for the special deal for early backers.

    Remember: every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    Pledge €139 or more About $171

    Jooki Kickstarter Special

    The only-on-Kickstarter deal!

    As with all the other rewards, you're getting your Jooki before they're available in stores ... and paying less!

    Remember: every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    Pledge €149 or more About $183

    Jooki Kickstarter Special

    The only-on-Kickstarter deal!

    As with all the other rewards, you're getting your Jooki before they're available in stores ... and paying less!

    Remember: every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    • Jooki
    • Jooki Star figurine
    • Jooki Star tokens
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    Jooki Kickstarter Express

    The Kickstarter express... the box content is the same as the other rewards, but we guarantee that these are the very first deliveries made. We'll take the first qualified units from the pilot run and send them to you as soon as possible.

    Remember: every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    Jooki Twin Pack

    Double up for double the fun! And then we'll double the amount of Stars again: 4 figurines and 20 tokens! That's double what you'd expect!

    And of course, every €5 you add to your pledge gets you an additional box of Jooki Stars.

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    • Jooki
    • Jooki Star figurines
    • 20× Jooki Star tokens
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