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Todd RiceBy Todd Rice
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Todd RiceBy Todd Rice
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$3,778
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 25 2015 8:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

 A sales associate? 

A Boogli could facilitate in a sales transaction.

Main Image
Main Image

 A Charger?

Boogli could help solve your charging issues.

Boogli Charger
Boogli Charger

Karaoke Music Player?

Plays your favorite playlists.

Weather Sensitive?

A Boogli could change moods based on the weather.

Raining
Raining

 Looking good?

Not just all brains, we are designing a large line of unique and sexy Boogli's.

Boogli!
Boogli!

Docks will never be the same again!

Charging our mobile devices is a necessary but boring process. We wanted to create a way to make it not just functional, but more enjoyable and entertaining. So we created Boogli—a patented charging dock and mobile app system designed to bring delight into your ordinary daily routines. Acting as many things including your speaker to enjoy music to your morning alarm clock. Boogli is the quirky sidekick that brings unexpected fun into your family’s day. Connect your mobile device to a Boogli character and watch it come to life! 
Our goal was to redefine the charging experience and make it something that would captivate attention, add fun, be memorable and feel like less of a chore. That’s the heart of Boogli is a unique personality that comes to life as your device is charging. 

Realizing there was an opportunity to enhance the tedious experience of charging, we created a system that made the experience enjoyable. By making an extension of your phone, we created a personality that becomes a friend, an alarm clock, a singer and so much more. For example, there are features that are great for children. Currently, Boogli can help in training a little one who tends to wake up too early in the morning. You can set your character to become a certain color at a specific time and tell your child “do not get up or come out of your room until Boogli turns pink”. In addition, if funded, we will create educational apps that tie directly to Boogli (i.e. character lights or up tells children good job or good try when they answer questions, etc.).

A Night Light?

A Boogli is great for creating an ambiance of lighting, even for night night.
Night Light - Train child to sleep
Night Light - Train child to sleep

 Alarm Clock?

A Boogli has a gradual wake mode allowing humans to wake up peacefully and refreshed.
Alarm Clock
Alarm Clock

 Walk by a Boogli and it will notice.

A Boogli is set for proximity and can light a darkened room.

 Desk Buddy?

A Boogli can lip sync and play your favorite tunes.
Desk Buddy
Desk Buddy

 Simple Glowing.

A Boogli can be super calming to relieve stress.
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Process for a prototype. 

These guys just got painted.  Most high-end toys are actually hand painted.
Freshly painted
Freshly painted

 Initial Sketches:

Good monsters...

Character Concepts
Character Concepts

The Characters

Coming up with a unique character is challenging. We had prior experience in character development, but making one that worked with an app personality added an increased level of difficulty. We wanted something that was memorable and cute, yet not cheezy. The direction we agreed upon created a good balance.

Getting 3D

After a few rounds with the experts at Shinbone Creative, Frédérick (fredus) Alves-Cunha (Despicable Me artist) and the SNL Creative, we were able to bring our vision to fruition. The characters came to life, working with our microchip and software creations.

Red Guy - 3D print
Red Guy - 3D print

The Brand

We needed a strong personality that would stand out and hold its own in a new market. We chose to go with a monster theme displaying a variety of characters. After all, the Boogli could be anything from a president to a mascot to anything imaginable.
Boogli Brand
Boogli Brand
T-shirt Design
T-shirt Design

App Features

Creating something simple is never easy. There were several possible directions to choose (and many we will), but we had to narrow it down to what this system would really be and what problems it could solve. The core of Boogli today is a personality, an alarm clock and a music player. Each character is unique and does things in its own interesting way. The future will include various games, facilitating education for children and a story teller mode.

App Features
App Features

A Personality is Born

We reached out to sound engineer Steve Bissinger, who was involved in many cinematic blockbusters including Monsters, Inc. to help us create the unique personalities. His expertise enabled us to create individual experiences with each of the characters and a defined process for future creations.

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Starting out:

It's really hard to be simple!

Process Diagram
Process Diagram
Holding Phone
Holding Phone
Back View
Back View
3D Pre-Press Model
3D Pre-Press Model
These Guys
These Guys
Mold Ready
Mold Ready

Being cute is complex

We are working with the Apple MFI program to be certified.  This is HUGE and we are so excited. More details to come as we wait for our patents to clear!

Coil Drivers
Coil Drivers

Part of the Team

A little more about our team...

Kickstarter Video

A special thanks to Chandler at Modus Photography and musician Marc Harris for the video and voice over for the Kickstarter Video.

Risks and challenges

We were strategic and methodical with our production process and tested the prototype for over 10 months. We now believe our product is ready for the consumer. Any possible issues that may arise will be handled with a smile and friendly customer service.

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    You get to work with our team and create you very own (monster themed) Boogli, that will be sold as one of our characters!

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- (30 days)