Mogolo is an entrepreneurial company that focuses on innovative solutions that make technology safe for both the child and device. Our flagship brand, Kid Lid™, are patented laptop covers that protect your keyboard when used by young children or when you need some extra surface space. Our products are BPA Free and phthalate free and we only use the best factories and materials to create a durable product that lasts. Our solutions are universal and come in two sizes to cover all 15" & 13" laptops both Mac or PC.
Kid Lid: The Problem and the Solution
Children rarely consume content through television as they once did. Now, parents allow children to use their portable devices (laptops, smart phones & tablets) to view content, interact and even learn. These devices are expensive and fragile. And the more these devices become the parent’s hub for communication (especially for work), the more important they are to protect. In 2013, $2.8 billion was spent in the US on the replacement and repair of laptops, smart phone and tablets from damage caused by parents children. Device manufacturers fail to focus on the small child who may often be using the parent’s device. Until now, there is nothing that physically protects our keyboard when used by our youngsters. Without this protection, the device and data are at risk.
The Kid Lid Protect and Fold Up are our first products. Each protect your keyboard when young children use your laptop providing a protective outer surface that prevents damage and keeps applications from being interrupted by accidental keyboard pounding and allowing your little one to enjoy seamless content on your computer without the constant need for your attention.
As a stay at home father, when I needed both hands free, a Mickey Mouse video always did the trick to keep my daughter’s attention. However, when she’d get excited she would bang on the keys inadvertently ending the video and requiring me to reopen the application. Or worse, she would literally pick off individual keys, creating a potential choking hazard.
Similar issues arose when video chatting with loved ones. My daughter couldn’t authentically express herself in the camera with me hovering over her constantly redirecting where her hands touched. Hugging her arms only made her fuzzy and annoyed with the whole situation. I quickly realized the contradiction I was creating: encouraging her to interact with technology while at the same time discouraging her ability to actually interact!
As a firm believer in cultivating a child’s autonomy through self-mastery, these confusing circumstances truly bothered me. So I formed Mogolo, an entrepreneurially-minded company focused on creating simple and innovative solutions that enable a positive and safe interaction with technology.
Kid Lid is a simple and safe solution for both the child and device. Most importantly, it allows parents to positively reinforce the child’s interaction with technology while avoiding the use of the word, “No.”
Kid Lid is our first line of wonderful solutions coming out over the next year. I hope you find these products as helpful and empowering as we do.