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Proof of Concept
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Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Hi, our names are Shelley and Tyrone, and we are proud parents of twin baby girls! We are also the founders of The TOTOKAN MONITOR (tou .tou. can), your portable baby and toddler monitor.
We couldn't keep our eyes off of our kiddos, so we tried our best to look for a baby monitor with reliable technology. It needed to be flexible enough to go wherever our twins went and durable for everyday parenting - that means drop AND drool proof!
With the emphasis on the second criteria, our search was unsuccessful!
SO WE INVENTED OUR OWN and we’re now manufacturing it with a scheduled delivery date for the US in early September 2017. However, we need your support to scale up and offer the monitor in an additional color!
WORLD, SAY HELLO TO TOTOKAN!
The TOTOKAN Baby & Toddler Monitor is designed to be the world’s most flexible and most durable baby monitor. It includes all the traditional baby monitor features + a whole lot more.
TOTOKAN is rugged and tough - its case is made to be 3-times thicker than any average baby monitor available in the market. No worries if it drops off the table or shelf, TOTOKAN will survive.
Now you can take a peace of mind, knowing your baby is safe
You need a TOTOKAN if...
You are parents with more than one baby/toddler. Sometimes our kids just don't want to be in the same room, you can choose to monitor the older ones while taking care of the baby.
You work from home and need to get some work done but the toddler is asleep or playing in another room or out of sight? Just unplug and plop Totokan anywhere you need.
Your family is 'on the go', while traveling, visiting friends, or camping. Sync directly to the monitor without relying on a strangers wi-fi signal.
You are a nanny and a childcare worker who need an extra pair of eyes.
But the greatest thing about TOTOKAN is how easy it is to use.
No WiFi? No problem! The "Out & About" feature in the app allows you the option to sync locally with an active range of 60 yards/meters!
No plug? Still no problem! TOTOKAN has more than 4 hours of battery life when unplugged.
TOTOKAN is portable and wireless. Pick it up, toss it in your bag and take it everywhere with
Never miss a moment. Indoors or outdoors, TOTOKAN is a baby monitor that allows you to keep an eye on your little ones, anytime and anywhere.
Bring it to the beach or by the pool side. TOTOKAN's thick casing and durable rubber coating make it water resistant. Waterplay is fun and safe when TOTOKAN is with you.
The free TOTOKAN app is available for Android and iOS. Livestream your child DIRECTLY to your smart devices in HD or save it to your phone’s album or your DropBox account for FREE.
Record videos and take pictures. Totokan streams hi-res video directly to your smartphone or tablet.
See everything and talk to your baby - the free, the user-friendly app can track up to 4 TOTOKANs in the same time. A talk-back feature included.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“Parents need to monitor their children in more than just the nursery. At a play date’s house my baby naps in one room while my older kid plays in the backyard with his friends, Totokan gives me the flexibility to monitor either of them, right at my fingertips,“ said Alexandra W. mother of two.
"This is perfect for camping or vacations where I need to be a responsible parent at night, but I also really need a drink on the balcony, haha!" JJ Brownlee.
"Being able to see everything is key for me! I'm going to use this on my two toddlers, the babysitter, and maybe the dog too." Kelly E.
"This might be nice for keeping an eye on my little buddy when we are on different floors of the house. I love how it is portable, I'll move it anywhere." Meghan L.
"Amazing sensitivity to light and dark, with great night time viewing. We also noticed there was a minimal drag." Our distributor's compliance team!
TOTOKAN has been featured in major media outlets
Live stream to your smart device in HD and check in from anywhere when the monitor is synced to your home router.
Apps available for both Android and iOS apps available.
Portable! Unplug and move anywhere around the house with more than 4 hours of battery life when unplugged. Say your kids are in the playroom, or baby is napping in the living room, move the monitor unit anywhere you need an extra pair of eyes.
Motion and Sound sensors and alerts on your phone.
HD Pictures and Videos are taken straight from the feed and saved to your phone's albums.
Water Resistant: Monitor your kids in the yard. Our casing is made to be rugged and durable, we’re not afraid of a little rough play.
Free cloud storage, take as many pictures and videos as you want and sync it to your DropBox account. No Monthly Fees.
Enterprise level security encryption when synced to your home wifi network. Check on baby and talk back from anywhere via your smartphone.
No Wifi, No Problem. (Option to sync locally with no WiFi when on-the-go) Use it camping, on vacation or at a friend’s house by syncing to the monitor locally within 50 yards.
Universal Tripod Screw at the bottom of the monitor allows you to buy any camera mount out there, no need to buy specific brand accessories.
Micro USB. Need a charge quick? We’ve designed Totokan to have a micro USB port, you can quickly find an adapter on the go!
Live sync of TOTOKAN:
Syncing of TOTOKAN software:
SAFETY AND STANDARDS
Totokan meets the US safety standard ASTM F2951, as well as FCC approval. Our lithium batteries are also 3 times the cost of an average battery, importing Japanese manufactured batteries for added safety.
We're in Manufacturing! Our first shipment is already in the works with a scheduled delivery date for the US in early September. However, we need your help to scale up and offer the monitor in an additional color!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!
40% SAVINGS! Hurry before this deal goes away!
EARLY BIRDS: Get special offerings
HELP REACH OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL AND UNLOCK A NEW COLOR
Risks and challenges
We are in the production and manufacturing phase already as the first shipment to the US is ready to ship soon!
We need help to ramp up our manufacturing and be able to offer and additional color to our original orange.
The potential risk would be delays in shipment as the battery parts we use are sometimes harder to source. Not everyone uses the expensive batteries we use with our monitor.
Another risk would be some delays as a few of our parts vendors ask for high minimum orders. This is where Kickstarter can help! By reaching a minimum order we will be able to ramp up our production and have a faster delivery date.
You like what you see and would love to help us reach our goal, THANK YOU!
By pledging you are included to our backer community who will receive news on our newest projects as well as seasonal promotions, just for you. In addition we'll mention you as a backer on our Facebook page and personally thank you there!
You think this product is a great idea and would love to see us succeed!
By pledging you are included to our backer community who will receive news on our newest projects as well as seasonal promotions. In addition we'll mention you as a backer on our Facebook page and personally thank you there!
Get your very own Totokan for $50 OFF our $249.00 retail price! + a FREE TRIPOD (worth $20 usd!)
Missed the early bird? Still want the best VALUE? This is an incredible deal that offers you the LOWEST retail price you will find for awhile! A FREE tripod is included in the bundle. Start placing your Totokan anywhere you need!
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