Petato QUEEK: The Life Hacking Cat Litter Box (Canceled)
Queek Cat Litter Box is a sleek and functional home décor article ingeniously designed to expedite the onerous task of cleaning litter.
Cats, chubby and cuddly. If there were one thing undesirable in the human-feline relationship, we would frown and point to, litter-scooping. Today, with the debut of Queek Litter Box, we're putting an end to this snag.
Most people are familiar with sieving, which is a simple and efficient way for separating particles of different sizes. We’ve created Queek based on this technique to exploit the force of gravity. We've crafted a patent-pending structure to ensure it's intuitive to use while not prone to leakage or clogging. The result - it takes just a few seconds!
Queek heralds a new age of waste disposal experience. It's our mission to bring you the best products paw-sible, and the journey begins here with your support. Now, let's unveil Queek, the world's best litter box.
Sift Like a Pro
Queek consists of two identical trays to facilitate perpetual sifting. Each tray has two layers, i.e. a screen (the inner layer) nested in a basin (the outer layer), which form a solid base. Here's how it works - simply follow the three steps below.
Step 1: Rotate 45°
Rotate the screen until you hear a bump sound indicating the grates are matched. Feel free to make either a clockwise or counterclockwise turn as Queek is designed to be orientation-agnostic. Tip: pace yourself for the best result.
Step 2: Sift
Lift the basin, sift the litter and then toss the waste. Reminder: sticking & clogging, as you will be overwhelmed when using other products, is totally manageable here even for those ferocious diggers.
Step 3: Re-stack
Slip the screen back into the basin and place the other tray atop. That’s it! The whole cycle takes only seconds - no more dizziness after long crouching!
Minimalist Design, Maximum Performance
Taking inspiration from the shape of ingot currency used in imperial China, we've created a litter box that's pleasing to look and harmonious with modern décor. It's important to us that you feel good using it everyday.
The Magic Circle: Clogless and Lightning Fast
What does it remind you of? A dartboard. Pizze slices. Fan blades. You're not unfamiliar with such pattern. What makes Queek unique is exactly the rotatory bottom. It's purposely-built to clean any clogged slots caused by liquids permeated to the bottom. Meanwhile, it keeps the whole cleaning process smooth and straightforward.
Queek has a sieve ratio (total area of the holes as a percentage of the entire bottom surface) of 35%, over twice as its closest peer. The holes are sized as large as possible to allow corn litter to pass through. As a result, Queek is lightning fast for sifting and it's the most efficient sifter ever!
Kittymanjaro Lid: Beauty for the Beast
If your cats throw litter all the place while digging, or prefer to pee on the sides, or simply are big buddies, you'll need this lid, which features an open design that fits seamlessly with Queek. Its high sides prevent any spillage while its entry step reduces litter tracking. The Mt. Kilimanjaro-like curvy design is our tribute to Mother Nature. We've perfected it into a beautiful addition to your home.
One Size Fits All
This purist design, featured with open layout, spacious enclosure and moderate height delivers utmost comfort for our furkids, regardless of their ages, sizes or breeds.
The Angel is in the Details
Since we're in the same shoes as yours, we've obliged ourselves to achieve the utmost user-friendliness by fine-tuning every functional detail in an aesthetically-appealing manner.
Queek should be used with low-dust clumping litter or silica gel crystals. It's lightning fast to sift bentonite but we also use corn or wheat a lot. For the best results, we recommend sifting once a day and top up litter in time when the volume scale indicates the litter bed is too shallow.
The intelligent sifting mechanism can be traced back to nearly a century ago based on US patent database. However, we discover that most people ditched this brilliant idea after trying it for a while because of the side effects - it’s a shame for the vendors to dodge those challenges.
We’ve created Queek to be truly usable. In fact, when more boxes are needed, you may use each tray independently like a normal litter box. You can always revert to scooping if there're only a few wastes, if the litter in use is terribly dusty, or if the litter is way too heavy to lift. Just bear in mind that, as a Queek-owner, you're entitled to the real benefits of sifting.
At Petato, it's our innovative minds that set us apart. We're a passionate team of designers, engineers and social entrepreneurs who are true ailurophiles. We operate from two vibrant cities, i.e. San Francisco for design & marketing and Shenzhen for engineering & production. Our founder Byron spent three years and contributed to its skyrocketing growth at DJI where his last role was the project manager for Matrice drones. The Petato team also includes the designer of Mavic Pro & Mavic Air drones, the creator of Vimble S smartphone gimbal, as well as five talented engineers.
Risks and challenges
We’re committed to deliver Queek Litter Box at exceptional quality in accordance with our timeline. However, even the most well-planned manufacturing process can encounter unforeseen glitches. What exactly might go south is tooling, which is the process of making molds that eventually become pieces of the product. We’ve made buffer for tooling adjustments and mistakes. Another challenge is demand forecast, as the campaign may become more popular than our bull case scenario. We’ve given our suppliers and contract manufacturers a heads-up and confirmed that they've the additional capacity as well as the flexibility to prioritize. Each Queek Litter Box will be made to the highest quality in the Shenzhen area where we’ve the fastest supply chain response, the best manufacturing support and the most competitive price.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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