At Mommy Ramblings we are truly inspired by creative minds taking their vision to the next level. KickStarter has made it easier for inventors to bring their creative project to life. Robb Monkman is one of those creative minds using KickStarter to fund his React Sidekick device. This Sidekick is transforming the way people call for help in an emergency. If you’ve ever worried about your safety or the safety of a loved one, you are going to be excited about the React Sidekick, a low energy Bluetooth device that pairs with our free app putting security within reach when it counts. React Mobile app was launched over a year ago and development on that software has not ceased, it soon became clear that the app alone was not enough.
The React Sidekick gives individuals peace of mind that is right at their fingertips without having to reach for or find thier phone, unlock and make a call. The Sidekick button sends out a wide spread alert with just one press. When someone clicks the React Sidekick, their trusted contacts will receive an emergency alert email and text message letting them know where you are and that you need help. The Sidekick can also be set to post emergency alerts on Facebook and Twitter. As the mom of a daughter who lives an active life and runs and bikes in NYC, believe me this is great news!
The React Sidekick’s modular, gender neutral design makes it accessible to anyone. The React Sidekick is perfect for those with an active lifestyle, and brings peace of mind when: Running alone, walking through parking lots, meeting new clients and dating. With the React Sidekick, you can easily alert a wide network whenever your phone is out of reach and the button can be worn on a clip or keychain carabiner. This device is also a great tool to give to children and teens so they can easily call for help in an emergency. Show your support and learn more about the React Sidekick on KickStarter!!!
React Sidekick Features
- Small modular design that easily clips onto clothing
- Compatibility: Apple iOS 7.0 or later of iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPad 3rd and 4th Generation, iPad Mini, and iPad Air iPodTouch 5th Generation or Later
- Panic button pairs with the React Mobile app when in range of a user’s phone
- Frequency Range: ISM Band 2.4 GHz
- Bluetooth Version: BT 4.0 Low Energy
- Active Range: 0–30ft / 10 to 30m
- 1+ Year Battery Life
- Suggested MSRP $49.99, the React Mobile app is free for users in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores
Robb Monkman, CEO and Co-Founder
- Leads React’s product development, branding initiatives, and sales.
- Decade+ of marketing and management experience at multiple software start-ups.
- Served as the Marketing Director for a company specializing in emergency communications software.
- Experience launching multiple products.
Hardware Product Lead—COO
- Leads React’s hardware development and company operations.
- Highly successful track record helping organizations build the operations side of the business into world-class structures to support growth. Deep expertise in the consumer products industry from concept to market.
- Part of team that created world’s first app-enabled game accessory for the iPad.