How many times has your child said something that just tickled you so much you wish you could have bottled their words to replay for your spouse and the grandparents?
Parents will never again have to worry about missing their baby’s first word, thanks to Matthew Dooley and Mike Sarow. The two Cincinnati startup entrepreneurs are creating a wearable audio recording device that can be used to “Kapture” life’s most memorable soundbites with a simple tap of the wrist. Parents everywhere can have a chance to be first in line to get one by supporting their project on crowdfunding site, Kickstarter.
The Kapture wristband is poised to help busy people with a whole lot more than capturing a baby’s first words for posterity. Kapture allows the user to save the previous 60 seconds of any conversation with a simple tap. This could prove to be a practical alternative to notebooks, voice memos and other methods used to keep track of thoughts, ideas and conversations as people go through their busy days. Students could use it as a study tool or to capture key points in a class lecture for later review.
Here’s how it works:
- TALK – Have a great conversation
- TAP – Save the last 60 seconds
- SHARE – Upload the soundbite wirelessly from the wristband to the accompanying smartphone app and then playback, save or share with friends
Remember, if you don't tap – it won't save.
The device continuously records and then overwrites sound in 60 second snippets until tapped, at which point the last snippet is saved. Saved snippets are uploaded wirelessly to an accompanying digital app on the user’s smart phone.
Sporting a colorful, retro chic look that is reminiscent of the style popularized by plastic Swatch watches in the ‘80s, Kapture is playful and fun. The wristband and grille can be customized with various colors to reflect the personality of the user.
The Kapture Kickstarter campaign is live now, and will end on October 2, 2013. Kapture is targeting $150,000 in Kickstarter funding. The product launch is currently two years in the making, and has already closed $300,000 in seed-stage financing, in a round led by CincyTech investor group. Kapture is an independent project of entrepreneurship hub, Cintrifuse.
Following the Kapture Kickstarter campaign, the device will go into production, with a planned launch to the public in March, 2014.
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