Tuesday, April 21, 2015

iFetch Too!




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I have backed the first edition of this amazing product. It did take a bit of training to get my yorkie to learn to use the iFetch and now whenever I take it out, he can play on his own for a good amount of time...




About this project

Introducing iFetch Too: Bigger Dogs. Bigger Balls.

You asked for it! So here it is! A bigger iFetch for bigger dogs that launches bigger balls! 
Designed with bigger dogs in mind, the iFetch Too:

  • Creates fun for the whole family – the iFetch Too brings a fun, new twist to the familiar game of fetch. Many dogs are able to use the iFetch Too to play fetch by themselves, however every dog loves it when people play with them!
  • Launches a standard, full-sized tennis ball 10, 25, and 40 feet, perfect for indoor and outdoor play.
  • Works great with many other dog balls as long as they are about the same size as a standard tennis ball (2.4" to 2.8" in diameter).
  • Plays tirelessly on built-in rechargeable battery. No need to buy batteries. Just plug it in to recharge it.
  • Saves energy – the iFetch Too is energy efficient, powering up on demand when a ball is dropped in and powering down once the ball is launched.
Ruggedized rubber treads grip the ball, even when it’s coated in slobber.
Ruggedized rubber treads grip the ball, even when it’s coated in slobber.
As with the original iFetch the launch distance is easily adjustable.
As with the original iFetch the launch distance is easily adjustable.

Our Story

In 2013, the Kickstarter community made iFetch – our family project – into one of the most popular Kickstarter pet projects ever. The result: thousands of dogs around the world can now play fetch to their heart’s content.
When we made the original iFetch, the idea was simple. We just wanted to satisfy our toy poodle, Prancer, who’s a bonafide fetching fanatic. Grant wanted to do his homework, but Prancer just wanted to keep playing.
 
Grant and Prancer
Grant and Prancer
Grant and Grandfather Denny with the original automatic ball launcher prototype in 2010 (left) and in 2013 with the award-winning prototype of the original iFetch (right)
Grant and Grandfather Denny with the original automatic ball launcher prototype in 2010 (left) and in 2013 with the award-winning prototype of the original iFetch (right)
However, once the Kickstarter community made the iFetch a reality in 2013, we quickly learned that Prancer wasn’t the only one who loved playing fetch. As videos of happy dogs playing with the iFetch began to spread online, people around the world began asking if we would make a version for bigger dogs. 
So here we are again, back on Kickstarter where it all began!

Award-Winning Design

As with the original iFetch, we have worked closely with our friends at d:e for the iconic, approachable design and with Pump Studios for the mechanical/electronic functionality. Early testing with dogs (and humans) have led to some inspiring results. Fetch-loving dogs love the sturdy design and people who have seen the iFetch Too in action have shared some very positive feedback.

What’s next?  

 
We have been testing the iFetch Too with a wide variety of enthusiastic dogs (e.g. Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Italian Mastiffs, etc.) in and around our hometown of Austin, TX. We have patents filed in the US and internationally, and we have manufacturing quotes for molds, parts, and assembly. 
With your help, finished iFetch Too units can be shipped out from the factory in September/October. We will, of course, keep our supporters updated regularly on the progress of iFetch Too.

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1 comment:

  1. This project is the best one so far that you have launched and it looks amazing too, you always have launched stuff that is super cool and results in a great favor of people.

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