Sag Harbor Man Kickstarts ‘Kid Lid,’ a Computer Protector

Sag Harbor’s Matthew Mogol has a created a new product that solves a major problem for technologically-connected families, and needs help to bring it to the market.

The product is called “Kid Lid” and it was inspired by Mogol’s own 2-year-old daughter, Penelope. Kid Lid is a board that covers laptop keyboards to protect the keys from even the most rambunctious children. Not only does Kid Lid stop kids from accidentally closing apps—and turning off their favorite program—but it also allows parents a way to positively introduce technology to their children without using the word, “no,” Mogol says.

The Kid Lid boards will retail for $29 to $34 and will be compatible with both Mac and PC computers. Kid Lid is also a BPA and toxin-free product. In order to produce Kid Lids, however, Mogol needs to purchase expensive, custom molds and tooling.

Mogol has chosen to fundraise for his equipment using Kickstarter, a website that collects pledges only when the project’s entire monetary goal is met. Kid Lid has already collected $11,633 in pledges, but Mogol still needs almost $6,000 to reach his $17,500 goal and there are just five days to go.

To help support Kid Lid, visit kickstarter.com. Thank-you gifts include Kid Lid branded merchandise and the Kid Lid boards themselves.

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