About

Meet ReadySip

ReadySip is a one-of-a-kind connected device to help you do one thing:

Sip Smarter.

Patent-Pending design and features measure your hot beverage and alerts you when its ready to drink.

ReadySip Phases
ReadySip Phases
  
Simple but Smart
Simple but Smart
Available on iOS and Android
Available on iOS and Android

Risks and challenges

We are committed to making high quality, innovative products with a focus on you - our customer - because we realize that without you, our products could not be a success.

We also want to make our products in the United States through sustainable means whenever possible, and have kept this at the forefront of our design and manufacturing philosophy - yes, this is sometimes more expensive in the short-term, but we believe it's the right thing to do.
We will seek alternative options as our budget may dictate, but will always retain our focus on quality and will always remain customer-focused, as this is at the core of our business.

Building the infrastructure to manufacture ReadySip is already in progress, but our final approach to the manufacturing process will depend on the response to our Kickstarter campaign, as we will have to then re-assess our position given the resources available.
Some of the challenges we currently face are the initial costs of injection molds - for our project, we need to have 4 molds made, we have initial quotes ranging from $20,000-40,000.
Besides this, we need to place large orders for electronics for our board manufacturer - per-unit build costs are pretty high unless we commit to making more units; our target is to initially make at least 2500 units, which will enable us to take advantage of economies of scale.
Following these obstacles, we believe our final assembly, supply chain, and shipping and logistics is well-enough in place to successfully deliver the product, although we anticipate that there will likely be a few unplanned bumps in our learning curve ahead...

We have already spent a few thousand dollars to obtain future CNC capabilities in our existing machine shop, which - once upgrades to our mill are complete - should enable us to make molds in-house which would be a real benefit both to this project and other future projects already in the pipeline.
If funding here doesn't enable us to complete using contract manufacturers as desired, we plan to invest further on our in-house capabilities as described above.

We realize our timeline may be a bit ambitious, but we believe that here on Kickstarter, all things may be made possible with your support!

Of course as things progress and the inevitable unforeseen underfunding or other delays ensue, we will do our best to communicate updated project timelines and delivery times as often as possible.

We are committed to you - our valued customer - and hope to always impress you with our impeccable service and continued focus on quality products.

Thank you for believing in ReadySip!

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    Stay in the Loop

    You like us but can't commit more than a dollar right now, but you want to stay up to date on ReadySip. Thank you!

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    Fan Club

    You love us but can't commit more than five dollars right now - still, you want to stay up to date on ReadySip.

    Fan club members get a ReadySip logo thermal activated sticker.

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    Early Adopters

    The first 100 people get the ReadySip $10 below retail.

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    Early Birds

    You got here early, so we'll throw in one of our super cool Thermal ReadySip stickers and $5 off retail.

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    ReadySip

    We're sorry you missed the early specials, but don't worry - you'll still get the ReadySip for your contribution...
    And we've got great rewards for you in addition to the amazing ReadySip:

    1 - Thermal ReadySip Sticker

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    Early Bird Work and Home

    2 ReadySips: 1 for home and 1 for work

    $15 savings! Yahtzee!

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    Work and Home

    We're sorry you missed the early specials, but we've got great rewards for you in addition to the amazing ReadySip:
    - 1 ReadySip for Work
    - 1 ReadySip for Home
    - 1 Thermal ReadySip Sticker

    That's $10 off retail!

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    WORK BUNDLE!

    4 ReadySips with $40 savings! What a bargain!

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    The Lifer

    - Get 1 ReadySip, plus every time we update the product (up to 3 iterations) we'll send you the new version for free.

    Plus 1 ReadySip Sticker and 1 Coaster

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    Lunch (and coffee, of course) with a Co-Founder

    Want to hear in person how we came up with ReadySip? Alex will hop in his Prius and drive up to 250 miles (from 18106 zip) to have lunch with you and hand deliver your ReadySip.

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    Distributor Package

    Want to resell these babies? Buy in bulk.

    50 units * $20 bulk rate = $1000
    50 units * $30 retail = $1500

    That's $500 profit.. Want to earn more? Buy more:) We'll talk offline about shipping options.

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    Housing Unit Naming Rights

    In addition to a pair of ReadySips, we'll name the housing unit after you and list it in the manual:

    Examples: The John Smith Housing Unit, Johnny's Housing Unit, JSS Housing Unit, or The Best Buy Housing Unit

    Nothing explicit, we retain editorial rights

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    Temperature Probe Naming Rights

    In addition to a pair of ReadySips, we'll name the temperature probe after you and list it in the manual:

    Examples: The John Adam's Temperature Probe, Johnny's Probe, JQD Temperature Probe, or The Google Temperature Unit

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    LED Naming Rights

    In addition to a pair of ReadySips, we'll name the LED after you and list it in the manual:

    Examples: The John C Reilly's LED, Johnny's LED, The JCR LED, or The GE LED

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    Launch Party

    Want to host a Launch Party at your business? We will bring:

    1) 50 ReadySips to your business as giveaways
    2) Provide food and beverages for up to 100 guests
    3) Create local buzz for your venue

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    ReadySip Insider

    You love what we're doing and want to see where we're headed next. Get an exclusive opportunity to meet with the Hillside Labs team (makers of ReadySip) and learn about our creative process and what's on the horizon.

    Includes an overnight stay at a local hotel, meals with the team and roundtrip airfare...and of course a pair of ReadySips.

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    Chip Naming Rights

    In addition to a pair of ReadySips, we'll name the brains of the ReadySip after you and list it in the manual:

    Examples: The John C McGinley's Chip, Johnny's Chip, The JCM Chip, or The Toastitos Chip

    Nothing explicit, we retain editorial rights

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Funding period

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