DrBlinky is an autonomous super compact and feather weight Bluetooth 4.0 enabled visual notification device for your smartphone. Install our App on your smartphone; define how you want DrBlinky to notify you and your set!
The DrBlinky design, development and production implementation team are highly experienced professional industrial designers and marketers with a combined 50-year experience in designer office product goods, utility items, novelty items, pet products and more. And with Patents and awards for many items and technologies. Collectively they have successfully manufactured, produced and sold over a million of their items in specialty design stores, Target, Walmart and Petco.
We design products around existing parts and we research carefully at the feasibility of the design and production before we do anything. That’s why DrBlinky is designed around two button cell batteries to make it as small as possible and as light as possible. And regardless of its size, DrBlinky can handle 5,000 mobile calls and standby up to 6 months.
A regular battery was chosen over the rechargeable variety for convenience. You can always buy a button cell battery anywhere and at any moment, but if we based DrBlinky on rechargables, you have to carry a charger and other cables with you at all times and search for an outlet when you want to recharge. Plus you have to stop and wait for it to charge. Who has time for that these days?
Details about our invention
DrBlinky is an autonomous, super compact and super light weight Bluetooth enabled visual notification instrument controlled by a sophisticated app on your mobile device so you can define how you want DrBlinky to notify you. DrBlinky combines elegance with technology. Simplicity with FUN. It’s for people that already have a watch they want to wear, and don’t want to attach another piece of technology onto themselves. And all they need is a simple visual notification device for those situations where it’s noisy to hear your phone or your phone is out of sight. And even where you have to be extremely quiet and the vibrator mode would even disturb your neighbor.
DrBlinky is controlled by a sophisticated App on your Android powered smart-phone via Bluetooth 4.0. The most recent, most powerful Bluetooth version yet. On the Android platform, you can tell it to blink when you get a call, email, text or even a Facebook or Twitter notification. You can even connect multiple DrBlinky’s together and define any flashing patterns on the Android App. And we’re working on the iPhone app too.
Why we need your help
The engineering and product design have been completed. A fully functioning working prototype have been supplied by our manufacturer confirming everyone’s understanding of the design and functionality. We’ve already made partial payments to the manufacturer and they’re already making the various molds for each intricate part that make up DrBlinky, hence on its way of being completed. Sourcing for assembly and manufacturing has been committed with an original equipment manufacturer in China that has excellent access to an incredible supply chain within a mature industrial cluster. The reason why Apple chose to manufacture their iPhones there too.
We’re almost finished with the Android App, but need a little help on the iPhone with help from experts in that iOS platform. The funds will also allow us to order enough production units to get the unit cost down. Oh yeah and pay for an ecologically responsible and attractive packaging design.
So we’re really close to bringing DrBlinky to market and truly hope you can join and support us at Indiegogo. Thanks!
After finishing the introductory video, I went to my friend Erin's house to see if she can help juice up DrBlinky. I knew she was busy working on a very special project for Katy Perry, but she said "Yeah! How about candy stripe?"
Erin with blinged out DrBlinky!
Erin has graciously offered to "HAND CRAFT" 25 limited edition versions for us. Erin will also be providing DrBlinky with 6 designs. These versions will be assembled in China using only the best crystals Erin specifies. Upon funding, you will be able to select the design of your choice.
I wouldn't be exaggerating when I say that Emmy winner Erin "Topaz" Lareau IS the mamacita, blingmeister, bling mistress of all accessorized cellphones. I first saw her work on my friends Motorola MicroTack circa 1989. And while being the preferred costume designer and stylist for many top Hollywood clients, she continues to provide stellar, one of a kind creations for Katy Perry, P!nk, Orianthi, Slash, John Mayer, and many many more. Erin was also one of the privileged few artists that worked closely with the late great Michael Jackson. Learn more about the Blingmeister by clicking here.