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WiPEY will Make your Rainy Ride SAFER more Comfortable and FUN - READY for ADVENTURE
WiPEY will Make your Rainy Ride SAFER more Comfortable and FUN - READY for ADVENTURE
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WiPEY official website is: https://wipey.com


What is WiPEY?

It is a safety gadget - for Bikers and Scooterists. A Mini Wiper for your Motorcycle helmet. It will make your rainy ride SAFER and even FUN. It is a clever wearable safety gadget where we achieved an impossible ratio between consumption, speed, efficiency, and size nonetheless (the weight with the battery is only 55 grams).

Some cool news about WiPEY

Please read our UPDATE #3 where we published images of toolings (the mold) being made:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wipey/the-wipey-mini-electric-wiper-made-for-bikers/posts/2567906 

This means production begins SOON. And you still have a chance to get the WiPEY at discount price here exclusive on Kickstarter

But raindrops are blown away by the wind, right?

Not in the city in the traffic where the speed is usually low, not on a highway where you ride behind a car, not if you ride a scooter, not if you are adventure rider, not if you commute... Reduced visibility in the rain can be a problem - but not if you are using WiPEY.

WiPEY comes REALLY handy.

What you see on the demo video and on the images is a fully functional prototype of WiPEY, so you can imagine the final product is even better - Even James Bond wouldn't mind using it.

Traveling a lot with your Bike or Scooter? Remember last time you were caught in the rain on your bike? It was probably not fun. Be prepared for next time. 

Read more below.

WiPEY is an unique product -  this is a demo of WiPEY performance - outer view.  (you do not need to press each time to swipe - this is just for demo purposes)
WiPEY is an unique product - this is a demo of WiPEY performance - outer view. (you do not need to press each time to swipe - this is just for demo purposes)

Every bikers dream is a warm sunny day and an open road ahead with no worries on mind. But sometimes you just can’t avoid from riding a motorcycle in the rain for example; if you are on the way to your work, on your Sunday trip or maybe if you are a pizza delivery guy, if you travel a lot with your bike or scooter, if you are a motorbike courier or motorbike paramedic…

In heavy rain, rider can’t see the traffic clearly. At night the situation gets even worse. Riding a motorcycle in the rain in not fun

Sure, there are already some products on the market, such as the finger wiper, special coatings for helmet visor, but WiPEY took it to the next level.



WiPEY is designed to keep your visor crystal clean in the rain. No need for visor coatings, no need for finger wiper which has one big design flaw; it makes you hold the handlebar with one hand while you wipe off your visor with the other. And this can be dangerous.

On the other hand, WiPEY runs on batteries. A press of a button turns it ON and your rainy ride becomes SAFER and even fun. This is an elegant solution and it also looks fantastic. I bet even James Bond would be thrilled about this little gadget.

WiPEY is aerodynamic shape, very small and  lightweight; including the battery it weighs only 55 grams and it is 50% smaller compared to action camera so is hardly noticeable when attached. It takes only a second to attach it to your helmet visor and you are ready to go.

Wondering how it looks from inside the helmet? Well it is something like this. WiPEY performance - inner view
Wondering how it looks from inside the helmet? Well it is something like this. WiPEY performance - inner view







WiPEY in 40+ magazines
WiPEY in 40+ magazines



There is a big button on the right hand side and it functions like this:

  • If you quick press** it, WiPEY swipes only once and then stops.
  • If you long press* it, WiPEY is turned ON (it wipes continuously).
  • When WiPEY is turned on each additional press of the button changes wipe interval. Intervals can be 1, 3 or 6 seconds long.
  • WiPEY can be turned OFF by long press* the button again.

*long press means you keep pressing the button until WiPEY vibrates (WiPEY supports haptic feedback)

**quick press means you press and release it

One Button does Everything
One Button does Everything


It takes just one second to attach or detach the WiPEY. Just like you would put your sunglasses on. 

To be more specific; you slide it to the tiny plastic linear guides which are permanently fixed to the helmet visor (using 2 tiny screws or 3M VHB tape). There is also a special spring preloaded safety pin which ensures the WiPEY stays securely on the visor, so it will not come off accidentally, event at high speed. 


 To detach the WiPEY you just press the safety pin and WiPEY will easily slide off the guides. 

WIPEY detach in 1 second
WIPEY detach in 1 second


WiPEY runs on a single CR2 battery. We minimized power consumption so it can work continuously from min 3 hours to max 12 hours*.

The battery can be changed quickly, just like in your favorite flashlight.

* duration depends on swipe interval length
* duration depends on swipe interval length

We also developed a optional remote button (Bluetooth low energy) for the WiPEY. We call it THE_BUTTON. The design looks similar to the WiPEY, because we wanted to keep it as simple as possible. 

THE_BUTTON is mounted on the handlebar - within reach of your thumb. So your hands can always stay on the handlebar. You can use it exactly the same way as the button on WiPEY. 

THE_BUTTON functions like this:

  • If you quick press** it, WiPEY swipes only once and then stops.
  • If you long press* it, WiPEY is turned ON (it wipes continuously).
  • When WiPEY is turned on each additional press of the button changes wipe interval. Intervals can be 1, 3 or 6 seconds long.
  • WiPEY can be turned OFF by long press* the button again.

*long press means you keep pressing the button until WiPEY vibrates

**quick press means you press and release it


 THE_BUTTON is fixed to the handlebar using Velcro strap. This is an elegant solution, plus it takes very little space. Very minimalist. It uses the same type of battery as the WiPEY. When attached it looks like it is a part of the handlebar. 

 But even if you have THE_BUTTON installed, you can always use the button which is integrated in the WiPEY (for example; if THE_BUTTON runs out of batteries).

(THE_BUTTON is optional accessory for the WiPEY)


Basically it is just a motor and wiper blade + 4 YEARS or work to get it done just right :)

Because we were creating something completely new, we had to design/invent almost everything from scratch. Also, as WiPEY is a very small gadget, we had very little space inside to fit a custom made servo motor, electronics, vibration motor for haptic feedback, micro bearings, micro shaft seal, micro switches, the battery...


Since WiPEY is a very small gadget we had to develop a printed circuit board which is only 20 mm x 10 mm in size. Our brilliant engineers had to be very creative to fit every component on such small area to ensure the best possible performance.
Since WiPEY is a very small gadget we had to develop a printed circuit board which is only 20 mm x 10 mm in size. Our brilliant engineers had to be very creative to fit every component on such small area to ensure the best possible performance.

And right from the start we knew it will really be a challenge to design a WiPEY blade really soft and flexible, blade that would stay in perfect contact with the visor at every moment.

When the WiPEY was finished, we had to find a reliable method to fit the WiPEY securely to the helmet with a minimum footprint.

Countless hours of 3D modeling
Countless hours of 3D modeling

Adding remote control capability to the WiPEY was also a challenge of its own since there was so little space for additional electronics like Bluetooth chip and Bluetooth antenna.

As you can imagine the project of this kind requires a LOT of brainstorming and testing. But we enjoy our work, so we don’t have a problem with that. It is really a pleasure working on this project, because we know, we are creating something that is perfect.

Early stage. Some 3D printed and machined parts. Some of them now look funny :)
Early stage. Some 3D printed and machined parts. Some of them now look funny :)

If you like WiPEY - mini wiper for motorcycle helmet, you can help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram or just mention it to your friends, who ride motorbikes. It would really help us a lot. 


We put our souls, our passion and 4 years of our lives to this project and we are 100% committed to bringing this product to life.

We may not have fancy Kickstarter VIDEO, but we sure have one of the BEST product.

Top quality is our priority, that is why it will all be Made in EU.

Probably Kickstarter backers are not used to this, but if you are interested, WE ARE INVITING every potentially interested backer, to pay us a visit, to see the WIPEY in person so you can rest assured, we mean business. (industrial spies are NOT welcome)

We are located in the very heart of the EU in Slovenia in Ljubljana. This is also the place, where the WIPEY production will start. It will be Made in the EU. Please write us a private message for the details.

Special thanks to:

  • AS Domžale Moto center d.o.o.  (special thanks to Matjaž Duh)
  • Foto-video, Žan Kolman s.p.
  • ZOO Ljubljana
  • Izdelava in popravilo koles Matic Ramšak s.p. KOLOVAT
  • Metka Kač
  • Konjeniški klub Grič
  • Danijel Andoljšek
  • Moto Zveza Slovenije (Lepold Pungerčar)

Risks and challenges

The most important fact is - the tooling needed for the production is already in production (that is the reason we set our founding goal relatively low. ). What does this mean? It means we will not wait for the Kickstarter campaign to end and then start with production but we are already in the process of building tooling and getting the parts needed.

Please read our UPDATE #3 where we published images of toolings (the mold) being made:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wipey/the-wipey-mini-electric-wiper-made-for-bikers/posts/2567906

We are raising funds on Kickstarter mainly for two reasons:
- WiPEY promotion
- To lower the cost per WiPEY unit

Before we launched a Kickstarter campaign, we successfully completed working prototypes, and we made countless tests to ensure the reliability and performance of the product. WIPEY is designed with reliability and simplicity in mind, also to reduce potential manufacturing and assembly problems.

WiPEY consists of multiple different parts, some of them are made of aircraft grade aluminum or from stainless steel of from quality polymers. We partnered with best-in-class injection molding manufacturer and a top CNC metal machining service company.

All parts, including electronics, will be Made in the EU. The final assembly and quality control will be made in-house, by us. We do not want to rely on others, to do our job. This way we can have maximum control over the quality of WIPEY.

We are highly confident in our abilities and are committed to delivering WIPEY on time and with top quality. But never say never, so there is always an option, to something go wrong, which would potentially cause some delay, but we will keep our backers up-to-date the whole way through. Also if you are in town, you can see the progress in person.

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    THANK YOU

    If you like WiPEY your support is more than welcome - we will be closer to our goal of bringing WiPEY to the world.

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    WiPEY

    Get the WiPEY - top quality Mini Electric Wiper for Motorcycle Helmet. Ready for ADVENTURE.

    Want a remote button for WiPEY? Check Out WiPEY + THE_BUTTON Bundle Menu.

    We'll ask for your choice of COLOR after the campaign is over.

    Includes:
    • WiPEY (main unit)
    • spare wiper blade
    • helmet mount
    • install kit
    • storage case
    • instructions
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    WiPEY + THE_BUTTON

    Get the WiPEY - top quality Mini Electric Wiper for Motorcycle Helmet + THE_BUTTON which is a Bluetooth remote that fits directly to your bike handlebar.

    Ready for ADVENTURE.

    We'll ask for your choice of COLOR after the campaign is over.

    Includes:
    • WiPEY (main unit)
    • THE_BUTTON (remote)
    • spare wiper blade
    • helmet mount
    • storage case
    • install kit
    • instructions
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    2 x WiPEY

    Get the 2 x WiPEY - top quality Mini Electric Wiper for Motorcycle Helmet. Ready for ADVENTURE.

    Want a remote button for WiPEY? Check Out WiPEY + THE_BUTTON Bundle Menu.

    We'll ask for your choice of COLOR after the campaign is over.

    Includes:
    • WiPEY (main unit)
    • spare wiper blade
    • helmet mount
    • install kit
    • storage case
    • instructions
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    2 x WiPEY + 2 x THE_BUTTON

    Get the 2 x WiPEY - top quality Mini Electric Wiper for Motorcycle Helmet + 2 x THE_BUTTON which is a Bluetooth remote that fits directly to your bike handlebar.

    Ready for ADVENTURE.

    We'll ask for your choice of COLOR after the campaign is over.

    Includes:
    • WiPEY (main unit)
    • THE_BUTTON (remote)
    • spare wiper blade
    • helmet mount
    • storage case
    • install kit
    • instructions
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