The Gadget Hound

The Gadget Hound is the first of it's kind gadget finder.
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The Gadget Hound
Technology
El Segundo, California
United States
2 Team Members

Our Story

If you have seen current key and device finders, you have probably felt our frustration: The key finders are bulky and impossible to use on small gadgets like iPod clips, reading glasses, remote controls, etc. Even worse, they have a very low range and lack the ability to track devices effectively.

That's why we designed The Gadget Hound - Simple to use, aesthetically-pleasing and with no large FOB-like devices.  Its range surpasses anything like it on the market, the receivers are small and built to last years attached to your various devices and the transmitter can be plugged in or used with the rechargeable battery and mounted to a refrigerator by magnets.

Usage is a breeze. Just depress the transmitter button, corresponding to the device you wish to find.  Listen for the loud beeps and find your device.

 Our Team

 We have the most experienced team members in their areas of expertise. 

Carla Miaule, Managing Member: Carla is the creator and founder of The Gadget Hound and serves as the Managing Member of the Company.  She worked 10 years as Managing Director and VP of Diligence to privately-held organizations.  She also taught intellectual property for several colleges.  Carla received her Executive MBA from Pepperdine University’s Grazadio School of Business.

Edgar Ellsworth, Chief Designer and Electrical Engineer:  Ed is an engineer, business development and general management professional with experience in bringing new technologies and products to market. Highly versatile with a collaborative cross functional focus, he has proven capabilities for investing, developing, commercializing, and advancing technology with large, small and start-up companies. Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Electronics with a Minor in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Business Administration with emphasis on new venture creation, all from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

John Anderson, Project Manager: John is CEO of Belcon Industries and leads a multi-disciplined advanced technology management group that oversees startups and provides consulting services to existing companies to remove barriers to technology implementation.  Their resources include technical expertise in science, applications development, systems engineering, software engineering and manufacturing. Prior to that he was Director, Corporate Strategic Technology Investments and Director, Advanced Technology Program Management for Beckman Coulter, Inc. and was responsible for corporate wide technology planning. In this role he focused on substantially integrating and expanding Beckman Coulter’s technology portfolio value and accelerating corporate growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Genetics from the University of Arizona.

John Silzel Ph.D, Systems Engineers and Acoustics design:  John serves at Biola University as Professor of Chemistry. In addition, he teaches electronic circuits & instrumentation and does research on musical instrument physics. John has 18 years industry experience developing new technologies for biomedical research and diagnostics and he is a proven systems engineering technical expert and innovator of complex products spanning hardware, software, chemistry, optics, and algorithms for use in the analytical sciences and musical arts. John received his Ph.D. and Bachelor of Science from University of California, Irvine.

Kyle Chrystal, Mechanical Engineer & Packaging: Kyle is Sr. Engineer for Phasiks, Inc. developing innovative thermal management technologies used for microfluidic control systems. Prior to that, he worked with Toyota Racing on design and development of NASCAR engines.  Kyle has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Usage

Large home? Doesn't matter. The Gadget Hound works like nothing like it on the market.  We have paid careful attention to the ability to use The Gadget Hound in a large 3,000 sf home, taking into consideration walls, seat cushions, etc.  The transmitter has a small exposed sleek antenna that relates to the various tiny receivers on your devices.  The ability to find a device easily is so simple.

I Live in a Small Apartment.  Do I Really Need The Gadget Hound? What many people don't realize is that each wall in your home accounts for approximately 100 sf (due to the wall constructs) that must be transmitted through (think about how many walls and rooms you have in your home).  Additionally, stairs, cushions and any other possible obstacle can prevent the transmitter from properly connecting with a receiver, so it's important to have a powerful, effective device that can be relied upon when needed.

Small devices?  It doesn’t matter.  The Gadget Hound is designed to be used with some of the smallest devices, including the ability to adhere to the smallest iPod™, phone, wallets, glasses, etc.

Design Features and Benefits

Obsessive attention to Quality.  We paid close attention to quality. The Gadget Hound was designed to resolve many outstanding issues with similar products by making it the last retrieval device that you will need.  The design resolves the current issues with range, size/bulkiness and aesthetics as well as usage issues on a wide array of everyday gadgets. 

The Gadget Hound is made with a soft, rubberized material that complements any gadget.  The transmitter also looks sleek and elegant, mounted on your refrigerator or in a wall socket.  The receivers are soft to the touch, but are strong, durable and look gorgeous.

More Useful Features and Benefits.

* Bright flashing light on the transmitter warns of a low battery, which will then prompt you to recharge the device with the included flip-up, plug-in component

* Loud distinctive sound that can be heard for hundreds of feet

* Micropower technology provides long battery life

* Compact, extremely durable, and lightweight, so you’ll forget it’s attached to your device – until you need it

* Responds over distances up to 3,000 square feet. 

* Easy to use and activate.  Just depress the button corresponding to the object you are trying to find.  Wait a few seconds and the receiver will activate and signal where the object is located – even under cushions, behind walls, doors, etc. 

* Prevents time wasting and frustration – Imagine being able to find anything within seconds!!

* Durable enough to use every day -- Its rubberized, sturdy outer-coating protects and is sleek and durable – think of the cool rubber coatings used for Apple iPhones.

* Incredibly easy to use making it great for everyone of all ages – The Gadget Hound’s simplicity is perfect for the young and elderly alike. 

* Most discrete, reliable and sensitive gadget finding device ever developed of its kind

* Makes an ideal gift that will be greatly appreciated ... again and again.  * The Gadget Hound is patent pending and is unique in its design to all other competitive products. 

Will this really work?  I’m a Skeptic.

If you’re like us, you’ve probably used similar products that promised you’ll never lose your (insert gadget here) again.  And, when you needed it, you were sorely disappointed.  We’ve done a lot of research when we created The Gadget Hound.  In fact, Amazon.com™ was our favorite “go-to” because it gave us great feedback from everyday consumers about their likes and dislikes on product capabilities.  We focused on these comments and created a product that would surpass expectations and addressed shortcomings and inaccurate claims from competitive products.  We really want to make sure that we “wow-ed” you.

Why Are You Raising Funds?

We are raising money to contribute to sizeable first manufacturing run, which brings the retail cost down significantly.  This in turn allows us to thank our Indiegogo contributors with gifts while also allowing us to build our inventory for sales.

 

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