TempBuddy: Turn Your Phone into a Modern Thermometer 🌑️

Plug TempBuddy into your phone & measure body temperature in just half a second. Portable | No Battery | Data Tracking

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Karen Y.
Karen Y.
Jul 14, 2022

That is one small temperature reader

Campaign Info

 

TempBuddy is a modern thermometer device. It connects to your phone and enables you to measure accurate body or object temperature instantaneously. TempBuddy is contactless, doesn't require any battery, and records body temperature with an accuracy of ±0.15°C (±0.27°F) consistently. With its super portable design and user-friendly Android/iOS app, you can keep track of your body temperature anytime and anywhere without the hassle of old-school thermometers.

 

 

 

 




 

 Get a Reading in Just Half a Single Second!πŸš€ 

Unlike contact thermometers that need to be placed under your tongue for up to 40 seconds and more, TempBuddy is a contactless device that measures your temperature in just half a single second!




 

A typical hand-held infrared thermometer may weigh around 150g. TempBuddy, on the other hand, only weighs 20g and measures just 2 inches (~5 cm) in length! This is smaller than the size of an AA battery and makes TempBuddy incredibly portable. TempBuddy delivers an ultra-compact and slim form factor so that you can effortlessly take it with you anywhere.



 

TempBuddy is designed to be a super portable, everyday carry (EDC) gadget. And It really is! The minimalist design of TempBuddy makes it easy to use at home, work, on trips, or anywhere you want. You have multiple options!

Option 1 πŸ‘‰πŸ»Carry it with you with no discomfort at all, in your pocket or wallet 

Option 2 πŸ‘‰πŸ»Attach it to your keychain, backpack, or anything you want

 

We received feedback from some of you that the device may get lost because it’s so tiny. Don’t worry, we got this covered!😊

Option 3 πŸ‘‰πŸ»Keep TempBuddy in its dedicated bag which is included with every package. You can store the bag somewhere at home or take it with you anywhere without worrying about losing the device.

 



 

Aside from body temperature, TempBuddy can also measure the temperature of any object between 0 to 100 °C (32 to 212 °F) with ±0.5 °C (±0.9°F) accuracy! You can use it in the kitchen to measure the temperature of your food or coffee, for example.

Ideal for Childcare

One particular application of object measurement is for baby care needs, such as water, milk, or bathwater. Usually, mothers or caretakers would need to squeeze a few drops of milk from the bottle on their skin to check if the temp is okay for the baby. This technique is old and most likely inaccurate. TempBuddy provides an accurate, reliable solution for this purpose! πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸŒ‘οΈ



 

The Android or iOS application accompanying TempBuddy comes with a user-friendly interface, giving you several benefits.

You can:

  • take a measurement with ease and observe the result in large, easy-to-read text,
     
  •  mute the notification sound so that you won’t wake up your baby or patient,
     
  • toggle between Fahrenheit and Celsius as desired
     
  •  rotate the screen and perform the measurement in any orientation that is most convenient for you,
  •  create profiles for multiple users and keep track of their body temperature data.

 



 

No one likes to put an unsanitary and slow oral thermometer in their mouth. And who likes a big thermometer gun with an outdated interface and often inaccurate readings?

TempBuddy takes measurements in a safe and hygienic way. There’s no need to stick the device between the armpits or inside your mouth πŸ€—

 

 



 

 



 

TempBuddy supports both Android and iOS mobile phones. The android package comes with a built-in USB C port and a Micro USB adaptor for older phones. The iOS package comes with a built-in Lightning port.

 

 

 TempBuddy doesn't require any battery. Instead, it draws power from the connected smartphone to eliminate the need for a separate charging source.  This has a clear advantage that you don't need extra batteries, letting you save a few extra dollars once in a while. TempBuddy is always at your service and never disappoints you with a dead battery when you need your thermometer!

 

We do care about customers’ needs and concerns. We conducted countless surveys about TempBuddy and we quickly realized that some parents are worried if their kid swallows a battery and the truth is they should be! If a child swallows a battery it can cause burning, corrosion, or completely destroy the tissue in the upper digestive tract and unfortunately, this damage can happen very quickly. 

Knowing this concern, we engineered TempBuddy to be batteryless! TempBuddy is powered by your phone and doesn’t need a battery. So, worry no more about batteries!! We got this covered! 😊




 

After the campaign ends, We will send you a survey via email. From there, you will have the option to:

  • Select the port type. USB C + Micro USB adaptor for Android phones OR Lightning for iPhone,
     
  • Choose your desired color: White or Black,
     
  • Confirm your information including the address.
     

If your pledge includes multiple TempBuddies, you will still have the option to choose how many of each port type and color you want to have.

 

 

 * Prices are in US $ 



 

 



 

At YouTech Solution, we are a team of talented and motivated young individuals, working together passionately to build innovative gadgets. Besides TempBuddy, we have other gadgets currently being developed in parallel, and we have an ambitious plan to scale and expand our work. TempBuddy is the first product that we want to bring to the public through Kickstarter, and this campaign is a big step for us as a young startup.

Our guiding philosophy is simple: “The secret to living is giving”. When the pandemic hit the world, we asked ourselves what we can give to the world at this hard time and make a positive impact, even if just a little? We are engineers and passionate about making cool gadgets. So we put together a comprehensive plan and decided to build a modern thermometer. With TempBuddy, we aim to enable people to measure and monitor their body temperature effortlessly, anytime, anywhere without the hassle of outdated devices.

As a startup, we don’t have enough funds yet for mass production. By running this campaign, we are seeking support from the crowdfunding community around the globe. And this is where you come in. Powered by your generous pledge, together, we can give the world a thermometer that it desperately needs and makes a difference.



 

Any good work requires patience and dedication! TempBuddy was not an exception! When we started developing TempBuddy, some told us to start selling TempBuddy ASAP and take advantage of the COVID-19 situation! But our response was always a big solid NO! We didn’t create TempBuddy just to benefit from the pandemic nor, as a team of professional engineers, did we want to bring a low-quality product to the market! Most importantly, we deeply believe that our long-term success lies in building quality Tech Solutions for You. That’s why we call ourselves: You+Tech+Solution.

So we stayed patient, and worked tirelessly to optimize all technical aspects. It took 4 versions and over a year of hard work to validate Design For Manufacturing (DFM). Now, TempBuddy is ready to go for production and with your help, we can achieve our goal and bring TempBuddy into the market.

 

TempBuddy will be shipped worldwide. Shipping cost is already included in all pledges and you don’t need to worry about extra shipping costs 😊

Please note that there might be slight fees for local taxes, duties, and VAT. This is subject to the laws and regulations of each individual country. Based on the quote we have from our shipping partner, there are no extra fees for USA and Canada. We do our best to keep these charges very low or eliminate them totally, wherever possible.

 

 Right after the Kickstarter campaign, we will start a small production batch. By running this pilot production, we will ensure that everything goes according to our requirements in the manufacturing house and that the same level of quality is maintained across all the devices. If we find any points of enhancement, those will be applied to the mass production stage. We estimate the shipment would begin by Sep 2022.  As this is an estimate, timelines may get pushed up or pushed back. However, we will give our 100% at all stages to make sure that things are completed on, or even ahead of schedule.

 

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 Throughout recent years, we all have seen the devastating impacts of global warming, and how those impacts are becoming more frequent. It is a global problem and each and all of us should take action if we ever want to save this planet for us and future generations. 

One of the inspirations behind TempBuddy is to turn over outdated designs and come up with a minimalist solution. The layout of thermometers hasn’t changed throughout the last two decades. They all include batteries, dumb displays and basic interfaces. But wait for a second! What has become increasingly popular everywhere on Earth? Isn’t it like that nowadays everyone has a smartphone with a decent display, interface and built-in battery? That’s where we put innovation to work. TempBuddy has a minimalistic design, yet it has clear advantages over the old-fashioned thermometers.

Imagine the impact if TempBuddy is used over old designs on a big scale? How many batteries and displays could we save from polluting our planet?🌍



 

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