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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 4 2015
$28,111
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
245
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 4 2015

About

When was the last time you read the warning label on your household disinfectant?

In the fight against germs, chemicals are our first and last line of defense. But in many of the places we need them most – like the kitchen or the nursery – they also pose the greatest danger. We rely on cleaning chemicals to keep us safe from dangerous bacteria, but they come with environmental and health risks of their own – risks that most of us accept simply because there isn't a better alternative.

Common detergents and cleaners can release harmful gases, soak into porous wooden surfaces, contaminate local water supplies, and breed superbugs – not to mention leave your hands feeling dry and cracked.

But now, there's another way: UVe. UVe is a self-driving, housekeeping companion that uses UV light to disinfect surfaces while you're away, taking the work off your hands and leaving harsh chemicals out of the equation entirely.

UVe was designed with a simple goal in mind: to help keep your home germ-free all the time, day in and day out – without the hassle and danger of using harsh chemicals.

Perfect for:

  • Kitchen counters and other food prep surfaces
  • Dining tables
  • Bathrooms
  • Nurseries (and anywhere else babies crawl)

UVe works best on firm surfaces, wet or dry, including:

  • Hardwood
  • Tile
  • Stone (Quartz, Granite, Marble)
  • Concrete
  • Foam floor mats
  • and more!

UV light is used as a disinfectant in hospitals, laboratories, and drinking water treatment facilities around the world – anywhere sanitation is critical, and little mistakes can lead to big problems. It's safe, industrial-grade disinfection without the complications and side-effects of chemical treatments.

UVe gives you the same peace of mind at home, so you can focus on what matters: spending time with your friends and loved ones.

UVe is fully automated – just turn it on and get on with your day!

From the moment it leaves the charging dock, UVe is hard at work, bathing your home in trail of cleansing light.

As it explores its surroundings, UVe records its path and the obstacles it encounters along the way.

Naturally, it knows when it's reached the edge of a countertop, too. As it learns the terrain, it calculates new, more efficient routes to cover the maximum area as many times as possible before the end of its cleaning cycle.

UVe's germicidal lamp is generally safe, but just like lasers and other bright lights, it's not a good idea to point it directly into your eyes. We know kids (and grown-ups) can be curious creatures, so UVe is built to shut off the instant it's lifted off a surface. Set it down again, and it picks up right where it left off.

When its cycle is complete, UVe finds its way back home on its own to recharge for another big day.

  • Smart ledge detection & responsive navigation  
  • ABS polymer & aluminum construction  
  • Low-pressure, fused quartz UVC lamp  
  • ~3 hours to full charge
  • ~2 hours runtime 
  • Failsafe Mode sends UVe back to the charging dock in the unlikely event that the battery falls below 10%

As designers and engineers, our team lives to seek out elegant, new solutions to age-old problems. 

 As busy professionals, we know that there are better ways to spend our precious time than hunting germs in the kitchen. 

 And as parents and parents-to-be, we understand the importance of a house that's not just clean, but free of toxic vapors and safe for a child's sensitive lungs.

UVe grew out of a shared belief that bathing our living spaces in chemical disinfectants was not the way to keep our homes safe and our families healthy.

THAT! is a transnational, award-winning design team committed to making life in the kitchen just a little bit easier.

Risks and challenges

UVe has come a long way since its inception last year; we've overcome a great many bumps in the road, but the manufacturing process is still yet to come. As with any large-scale production run, unforeseen circumstances may create unexpected delays. We have, to the fullest extent possible, accommodated for potential issues in our production schedule – but if faced with the choice, we promise to always uphold the quality of our product rather than rush its delivery; we'd rather you were happy with a product that showed up late than frustrated with one that showed up early.

We raised over three times our fundraising goal for our first Kickstarter, and learned some valuable lessons along the way. We're very excited to deliver yet another piece of world-class design with our new and improved supply chain!

Rest assured that we'll give our backers the transparency they deserve: if something crops up, you'll be the first to know. THAT!'s a promise you can count on.

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    THANKS FOREVER: Your help at any level brings UVe one step closer to reality. We will always remember and appreciate your generosity!

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    [ UVe Family Kit ]
    Get 2 safeguards at once! Protect your family's health from all angles.
    You'll get 2 UVe + 2 charging bases at a killer price.

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