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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 21 2018 2:13 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 30, 2018

SMASHmouse offers hands-free mouse & audio/visual control

Have you ever been on your computer, playing an instrument, or recording a song and wished you had an extra hand to be more efficient?

SMASHmouse offers hands-free mouse & audio/visual control

Have you ever been on your computer, playing an instrument, or recording a song and wished you had an extra hand to be more efficient?

pledged of $43,200pledged of $43,200 goal
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 21 2018 2:13 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 30, 2018

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.


Have you ever been on your computer, playing an instrument, or recording a song and wished you had an extra hand to be more efficient? 


Even though its applications are universal, SMASHmouse is ideal for musicians who use a computer at the same time they’re playing an instrument (watching an instructional video, turning the page of your on-screen sheet music, or recording). Imagine watching an instructional video and not having to stop playing your instrument to do a 10-second rewind. Use SMASHmouse to control playback commands (play/pause, record, rewind, fast-forward) with your foot so you never have to stop playing. It also works with most Pro Audio software. 

Future updates and apps will allow for even more functionality like page turn, iOS app integration, advanced expression control and even lighting effects. 

"I'm excited about how SMASHmouse makes learning easier!"  -- Marty Schwartz, leading YouTube guitar instructor
"I'm excited about how SMASHmouse makes learning easier!" -- Marty Schwartz, leading YouTube guitar instructor

Recording Studio 

Control beats, rhythms and even effects, like reverb and flanger, activate tracks and more using MIDI and DAW functionality. You’ll be able to download apps and software updates for even more capabilities like iOS integration and expression control.

"I want one of these in my studio!"  - Jermaine Dupri
"I want one of these in my studio!" - Jermaine Dupri


Ever wish you could have an extra mouse to help run a bot or have a couple of extra F-keys to run macros?

SMASHmouse gives you that power to:

amplify your game with up to 10 programmable shortcuts for 1-click macros to simplify gaming keyboard sequences use the mouse mode (full, 360 degrees) to move through the game with ease, freeing your hands to execute skills and macros on the keyboard SMASHmouse doesn't have to replace your mouse, it just adds even more control to improve gaming performance. It’s literally a game-changer.

It also features USB and Bluetooth capabilities with a 12-hour rechargeable battery life for optimal gaming. Plus, future updates and apps will allow for omni-directional capabilities, sequential layering, and additional programmable shortcuts.

People with Disabilities or Ailments 

Do you struggle using a regular mouse? If you have a disability or ailment, like carpal tunnel, and find it challenging to use a regular mouse, SMASHmouse makes it easy to create (or add to) a custom set-up to work with computers and other digital devices. SMASHmouse can replace a mouse or trackpad and can be used with either your hand or foot to help address your specific need.

The standard unit includes:


What's coming next?

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Support us early and we'll give you more functionality FREE

By far, a Page Turner App is the #1 request we get for additional functionality. As a special thank you to our Early Bird supporters, we are offering Reward # 3 giving you our Page Turner App FREE once it is ready!

You will have the ability to control most any software and browser:

  • Page Turn Left
  • Page Turn Right
  • Scroll Page Up
  • Scroll Page Down

This low cost App will be available to purchase to anyone who buys their own SMASHmouse once it is ready.


It's amazing how much we've accomplished in short time! The best part is, with your support, we're only months away from manufacturing our first run!

Back SMASHmouse on Kickstarter

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One of the greatest things we accomplished recently is identifying a US manufacturer. They even manufacture effects pedals for one of the music leading brands - Morley Pedals. 

Our goal is based on costs for Design For Manufacturing (DFM), per unit for 500 MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity), packaging, administrative and fulfillment. That number for 500 units is approximately $40,000. We've added the 5% Kickstarter Fee and 3% Credit Card Fee to make sure we have enough money to get every supporter their highest quality unit quickly! 

We want to use our Kickstarter funding opportunity to develop the very best product for our early adopters and take the next step in our journey together.

In the Media

The Team

  • Robb Dillon/Founder & CEO - A visionary, who thankfully stinks at guitar, who saw a problem, created a solution and found the right team to make it a reality.
  • Don Muntner and Noah McNeely/Product Quickstart - Product Design and Concept including hardware and firmware
  • Joseph Pruitt/Align Machineworks - Appearance and Production Prototype
  • Marcus Henderson/Merge Development - Branding, Design and Website
  • Melissa Mannozzi/Underground Creative Group - Marketing

Thank you for your support!

The key word to me in 'crowdfunding' is crowd. It takes all of you who see a solution and believe in a company to help make people's dreams come true. SMASHmouse can't happen without you, which makes me nervous, but I know already there is a crowd ready to help us. Please, join our community and let's build something great together. Thank you very much. Now, is our time.

Risks and challenges

Not until I had a turnkey manufactured prototype did I quit my day job to focus 100% on SMASHmouse. In other words, I wanted to be sure that once we reach our goal, we could reasonably expect to finalize tooling, complete our first manufacturing run and have the finished product to our backers within 6-8 months.
Overall for manufacturing, to achieve this goal we have in place:
1. A manufacturing partner MWave International. In addition to being a proven US based manufacturer with a global infrastructure that focuses on low productions like a hardware startup like SMASHmouse requires to avoid high cost traditional Chinese 'tooling' models, they own and make Morley Pedals, a leading guitar pedal company that revolutionized the industry from the beginning!
2. Production Prototype complete, needing only minor changes to have a fully functioning manufactured product. These small changes are identified and will take place in tooling process in conjunction with M-Wave and our design/development team.
There are THREE key phases to manufacturing the best product in the quickest time. Our desire to limit the number of units we offer ensures we can focus on the process, have all the parts we need and allows us to make the best product.
a. Tooling: Base and electro-mechanical parts, along with sub-assembly process optimization. Expect to be 30-45 days. Of course, unexpected challenges could arise, but based on current Production Prototype, we are confident we will be able to overcome any issues quickly.
b. First Manufacturing run: From mold to finished product, including packaging on the dock ready to ship, expect to take 40-45 days max.
c. Shipping: Time will vary for shipping to Backers depending on geographic location.

Overall, we are very confident we can beat our goal for getting the finished product to our backers. So confident, we expect to have our first software app available for download by the time you get it! That will be our digital Page Turn App.

All we need is the support of Kickstarter and the SMASHmouse Community! Help us reach our goal and I promise I will do everything I can to quickly get you your own SMASHmouse so you can Kick It to Click It and keep on playing!

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