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The First Portable Flexible Lighting Device!

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KANGAROO LIGHT is a playful, practical personal light. It has been ingeniously designed to be programmed and fit your lifestyle, illuminating those darker moments.

 

Kangaroo Light is arduino compatible, allowing you to customize your light making it fun and de'lightful for all! Its flexible, hexagonal shape make it versatile so it fits your exact needs. The white high quality silicone exterior make it 100% splash proof and easy clean, allowing you to get creative and use KANGAROO LIGHT where and when you like.  

Some of the lighting uses include;

+ Private reading light

+ Ambient lighting

+ Portable camping light

+ Personal torch

+ Place mat

+ Night light

+ Bathroom light

+ Bag Light, illuminate the inside of your bag and locate your things on the go.

KANGAROO LIGHT has an interactive nature, making it playful and magical.  Its flexibility allows you to fold it, bend it, roll it and adjust it to your needs.

Our aim behind this ingenious lighting device is to bring fun, functionality and magic together, whilst creating a personal and portable light.

This mesmerizing light is set to light up your life in every way.

High quality silicone exterior.

 The perfect travel companion.

......even for sweeter dreams.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KANGAROO LIGHT ?  KANGAROO LIGHT is a multipurpose personal, programmable light designed to illuminate when, where and how you desire.

It has been designed to fit your lifestyle on the go.  Pop it in your bag, or simply roll it up and carry it in a pocket. The lighting applications are simply endless.

HOW DOES IT WORK AND INTERACT?  KANGAROO LIGHT has a flexible white high silicone exterior which is splash proof. It has 24 built-in LED lights which emit a soft glow on one side.  Arduino compatible, allowing you to completely customize your personal lighting companion by programming a whole spectrum of gaming opportunities. Its Lithium-Ion battery offers 2,5 hours of non-stop light and is rechargeable via USB Port. 

An incorporated accelerometer and touch electrodes enable different types of interactions and mesmerizing illumination modes (turn on, turn off, random flicker, change intensity, pulsing etc.),  turning it into a playful customized, lively companion. 

 

KANGAROO LIGHT has been designed by STUDIO BANANA THiNGS in collaboration with The Innovation Quarter at Bangor University (UK).

WHO ARE WE?  We are STUDIO BANANA THiNGS, a multidisciplinary, dynamic and young international team of designers, architects, geeks, dreamers, keen observers and ambitious guys and girls who have a passion for creativity.

 

 

 

WHERE ARE WE AT?  The design and technological development of KANGAROO LIGHT are accomplished, production studies are well on their way and the logistics and fulfillment side of things are under control. 

We have gained a lot of experience from our two successful KICKSTARTER campaigns; OSTRICH PILLOW and OSTRICH PILLOW LIGHT, and we are ready to bring our latest dream to you by October 2014. 

Want to join the KANGAROO LIGHT community?  Keep your finger on the pulse with all our latest news via:

www.facebook.com/studiobananathings

Tweet us @StudiobananaT & #kangaroolight

Distributors and Retailers: we’re always excited to hear from you guys, so don’t be shy and drop us a line via distribution@studiobanana.com

Press and Marketing: ping us via press@studiobanana.com, we look forward to working with you.

 

Risks and challenges

Perfection and outstanding levels of customer service are our focus; and we like being frank with our fans and supporters.

KANGAROO LIGHT is a new innovation and like all KICKSTARTER products you will be the first to receive it. When you see KANGAROO LIGHT in retail, you can show off to your friends you made the manufacturing possible.

Don’t be shy, share your experiences, we love hearing from you so we can make things better.

Moving from prototype to production brings challenges at times. We aim to deliver a fabulous product to you, so if we experience unexpected issues at the manufacturing stage we would prefer to delay the delivery a little, and adjust until we are things are perfect. We are sure you understand and will appreciate this in the long run.

During our previous KICKSTARTER launch we encountered some hurdles and aim to avoid these 100%. Of course international customs, certification, logistic delays, and Force Majeure may occasionally show their ugly head. However, rest assured we will be working full throttle to avoid any issues on our end.

EUROPEAN SHIPMENTS OUT OF EU
European backers outside of the Free Trade Zone, will be responsible for applicable tariffs and customs fees.

Please support us in avoiding delivery delays by providing us your full delivery address together with your telephone number for our courier as soon as you receive our survey at the end of our project, while keeping in mind the estimated delivery time of October 2014.

Do stay in touch with us; we love hearing from you and need you every step of the way, without you none of this would be possible.

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FAQ

  • Europe: All EU countries (Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Latvia, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, UK), Norway, Switzerland and Serbia.

    US & Canada: all destinations

    Asia: China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Republic of Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Australia & New Zealand

    Others Destinations: For all other destinations, please send us a message and we can arrang a door-to-door courier delivery, however this process may incur additional shipping charges (around 10 Pounds), countries included in this category are U.A.E, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and many more!

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  • To activate the Light you have to just double tap your bag or the light directly (Accelerometer). The light turns off automatically after 3 minutes or when you turn it upside down

    Another option is to use the touch electrode to switch it on and off when you want. This mode allows you to create an amazing ambience light on your terrace, balcony or during your camping trip!

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  • All these figures are approximate figures, and subject to change fractionally once we go into production. However to give you an idea the size is 19cm x 19cm in a hexagon shape (which can be folded into a smaller size) and the weight it around 300grs.

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  • Technological advancements by The INNOVATION QUARTERS at BANGOR University in UK, have made Kangaroo Light Arduino compatible, allowing you to completely personalize your personal lighting companion by programming a whole spectrum of gaming opportunities.

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  • You wont need to replace the battery. The battery is rechargeable via the USB port on the side.

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  • You will receive a USB cable which can be plugged into the side of your KANGAROO LIGHT and facilitate recharging the battery. This is a standard USB charger which can be charged via any USB port or a wall socket.

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  • Currently our design comes only in a fresh white soft touch finish. But if you ask enough times our designers may be swayed.

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  • Oh yes! It will come in a box and you will love it. Our team are working on this and we will give you some insider insight over the next weeks, however we do want to keep some stuff secret until the last minute.

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  • KANGAROO LIGHT is flexible and designed to fit your bag. Its will adjust to your bag and your lifestyle.

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