GLACE BAY — A device created and now being marketed by a Glace Bay father and son team as the next “must-have” product to protect electronic gadgets from loss or theft was the focus of their company’s launch earlier this month.
James Daigle said the receiver includes several practical features such as an on/off control, a time delay control and a distance range selection control that allows permissible ranges from 10 to about 120 feet before the alarm begins beeping.
As part of MyDaigo’s official launch on Oct. 4, Daigle also announced a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise capital for tooling and regulatory certification.
Crowd-funding is a relatively new concept developed in the online world where people, businesses or organizations use the collective effort of individuals to pool money together on a crowd-funding website to finance a project that the contributors believe in.
“Alongside this crowd-funding project the manufacturing has also started,” Daigle, 36, said in a telephone interview from his home in Newmarket, Ont., on Monday.
“After this process we’ll be focusing on (contacting) distributors, retailers and everybody that we met through the electronics show in Las Vegas when we went there in January.”
He said the key is to get people to buy into the product. It would sell for about $30 retail, said Daigle, who moved to Halifax from Cape Breton in 2001 to pursue work.
“It’s a great product from Cape Breton. It’s a great product that I’m bringing out in Ontario here.
“I’ve been talking to a lot of investors who approve of the concept. It’s about getting enough people onboard because it’s a new idea – that’s the trick of all this – (to) get people to realize it’s a good product and that it works. Then, we plan to have it in stores everywhere.”
More information on the device can be found at www.mydaigo.com.