The campaign for Koto smart sensors was off to a strong start, but as we near its end, it’s become apparent that it wouldn’t end as well as it would be necessary to bring all Koto sensors into your homes in the planned timeline. We don’t want to receive any contributions without being 100% sure that we can deliver everything on time, which is why we decided it’s best to cancel the campaign now and issue full refunds to all backers.
What’s next for Koto? We’ve got great feedback about what you like the most about Koto during the campaign. This is why we’ll be focusing our efforts on the production of the most popular sensor first: the air quality monitoring Koto Air.
You can already pre-order your Koto Air on our website. What’s different now is that you’ll only be charged when your Koto Air is ready to ship and you can easily cancel your pre-order at any time.
IFTTT and other software updates that will be compatible with existing CubeSensors are also coming out soon, and other Kotos will be released at a later time.
Koto, the evolution of CubeSensors, is now live on Indiegogo! This time we’re introducing three new smart home sensors with some exciting new features: a display for notifications, the ability to detect dust, cigarette smoke, lightning strikes and more.
The new Koto family consists of three smart sensors:
- Koto Blink, the entry level sensor, helps make any room more comfortable by monitoring temperature, humidity, light and noise. It only needs to be recharged twice a year and can store data offline for weeks, which makes it ideal for rental apartments, vacation homes, and a great travel companion.
- Koto Air is an upgrade to Koto Blink, which can detect dust and harmful gases in the air you breathe. The ability to monitor air quality and pollution makes Koto Air perfect for bedrooms and nurseries, especially in homes with children, the elderly and asthmatics.
- Koto Storm makes sure you’re always just a glance away from home by connecting to your WiFi. It has a minimalistic display that can show the current temperature or let you know when you receive a new email, so it can act as a notification center for your living room or office. Koto Storm is also packed with indoor sensors and can even detect approaching storms, so you can plan your outdoor activities better and protect your home during storm season.
For more details about how Koto sensors can help you sleep better, keep your family healthier and more, visit our campaign page now. We still need your help to bring Koto to your homes faster, so please support our campaign and tell all your friends about Koto today. Thanks!
We’re getting ready to reveal a big new update as Koto and we’d like to invite you to come along for the ride. Over the past two years we’ve shipped thousands of CubeSensors to over 50 countries worldwide. Since then, the Cubes have collected over 500 million environmental readings and helped thousands of families and offices.
We’ve also received hundreds of your emails with suggestions for improvements. Based on your feedback, we’re now ready to make monitoring your indoors even more affordable, accessible, simpler to set up and useful – and not always in the shape of a cube!
This is why we’re launching the next generation of smart sensors for your home under a new name. Koto is all about simplicity, great design and helping you discover meaningful patterns in your environment over time.
Join us on Indiegogo on September 28
Head over to koto.io, our new home, for a first look at the Koto family. We’ve been working on Koto for quite some time now, but we’re still missing its most important part: you.
We hope you’ll join us for our exclusive Indiegogo launch on September 28. We can’t wait to tell you more about how Koto will help you to make your home healthier. As with CubeSensors, your support will be crucial for bringing our vision to life, so please help us spread the word about Koto in the days leading to the launch.
What does this mean for existing Cubes?
Your Cubes will soon get cool new friends! All new Koto sensors will work seamlessly with your existing CubeSensors devices. And all the software updates we’ll announce during our campaign will also make your existing Cubes smarter. You’ll be getting a lot of the new free updates even before Koto sensors will be ready to ship.