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Skydog: Your Home Network Reinvented

A project in Palo Alto, CA by PowerCloud Systems

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Skydog is an easy-to-use mobile app + Wi-Fi router that provides unprecedented visibility and control of your home network.
Backers: 1058
Average Pledge Per Backer: $115

Funded: $121,812 of $75,000
Dates: Apr 9th -> May 14th (36 days)
Project By: PowerCloud Systems
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Latest News

Skydog Review & Rating

November 19th - via:
Skydog offers rich and comprehensive cloud management over a home network. The service is so good at monitoring network activity and controlling content, your kids may call it the "snitch" router. (Read More)

Skydog hands on: Home Wi-Fi routing done right

October 30th - via:
The best home networking solution for parental control of technology is also the best home Wi-Fi router, period. Skydog does well what other Wi-Fi routers usually do poorly. (Read More)

Skydog Kickstarter Router Ships to Backers, Retail in October

September 3rd - via:
The Kickstarter-funded network router arrives in October. (Read More)

One Last Bark!

May 14th - via:
A sincere thank you for providing Skydog with the backing to come to market.   Your support and enthusiasm have been phenomenal!  We can't wait to get Skydog into your hands, and we look forward to your contributions in our online forum.Two... (Read More)

Tail End Special: 50 More Early Bird Units!

May 13th - via:
We’ve had many August backers ask to get their Skydog units ASAP.  We’re pleased to report that we’ve been able to get 50 more of the “Early Bird” units that we can now deliver in June.  These will not have the Skydog logo on the router,... (Read More)

Skydog's Tail Weekend

May 11th - via:
Only three days left until our campaign ends! Please let your friends know before it is too late to be a Kickstarter backer.   Also, it's not too late to sign up for a tour of the legendary Palo Alto Research Center PARC and of PowerCloud. We still... (Read More)

Skydog Races Down the Home Stretch!

May 7th - via:
Wow - we have reached 900 backers, over $97k in pledges, and still have 6 days to go.  We are in the home stretch, and eager to on-board as many new Skydog backers as possible in our final days. Remember that Skydog is only available to Kickstarter... (Read More)

Introducing Two New Skydog Champion Rewards . . . . 1) Skydog Wi-Fi Range Extender Kit and 2) Multi-Dwelling Skydog Four-Pack

May 2nd - via:
To our loyal backers: you asked for new rewards, and we have them. In fact, these rewards stem from your requests on ways to deploy Skydog in more demanding settings, such as very large homes, offices and small businesses. These new rewards expand... (Read More)

Skydog Lets You Remotely Monitor Your Kids' Internet and Facebook Use

May 2nd - via:
If you're looking for some serious control over your family's Wi-Fi use and home network, a Palo-Alto, Calif., company has developed a new cloud-based solution. PowerCloud Systems' Skydog Wi-Fi router and mobile companion site lets parents monitor Internet access and even receive text notifications for certain network activity. (Read More)

Skydog Kickstarter Passes Goal, Edges Closer to Retail

May 1st - via:
Weeks ago, we reported on Skydog, a Kickstarter project aimed to disrupt the home networking market by offering a level of visibility and management not seen on competing networking products. The company behind Skydog, PowerCloud Systems, has reached its goal of $75,000 USD, meaning that actual hardware is on track to arrive in the hands of financial backers in May 2013. (Read More)

We did it! Skydog has been Unleashed!!

April 26th - via:
THANK YOU, BACKERS!  Your enthusiastic support has taken us past our funding goal and we are thrilled to be able to bring Skydog to your homes! Please stay tuned. We’ve had numerous requests for stretch goals and, now that we know Skydog is... (Read More)

PCMagazine Names Skydog KickStarter Project of the Week; Funding Exceeds 80%!

April 20th - via:
Yesterday, we received this exciting endorsement from PC Magazine: “If a dog is man's best friend, Skydog is your home network's most trusted companion.” We couldn't agree more, and are equally excited to have reached 80% of our funding goal 11... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: Skydog

April 19th - via:
Want a way-cool tech product before it officially hits the market? This week's pick for our favorite Kickstarter project gives you unparalleled control over your home network. (Read More)


April 17th - via:
We are ¾ of the way to our goal, and increasingly excited about bringing Skydog to you! Please continue to help us by sharing your enthusiasm for Skydog with friends and colleagues. We’ve just added a new reward to our site for Skydog Boosters: A... (Read More)

Skydog Takes Wi-Fi Security to a New Level

April 13th - via:
PowerCloud Systems is looking to disrupt the home networking market with the launch of Skydog, a new Kickstarter-funded solution that offers a level of visibility and management not seen on competing networking products. The Kickstarter page is now live, and the company is aiming to make the first products available to backers in May 2013. (Read More)

500 and Growing!

April 12th - via:
Five days in and we’re just shy of 500 backers. We truly appreciate your support in what is now our joint quest to bring Skydog to market. Skydog continues to earn kudos in the press from places like Slashgear, and (Read More)


April 10th - via:
After just 3 days, we’ve raised more than 50% of our goal.  And with your help, we’ll continue our momentum. Please tell friends about Skydog and share our Kickstarter link below. Together, we can hit our goal!It has been an exciting, whirlwind... (Read More)

Thanks for a Great First Day!

April 10th - via:
Wow, what an incredible day for Skydog!  THANK YOU for supporting our Kickstarter launch!  In just our first day, 300+ of you became backers and we’ve raised more than one-third of our funding goal.Many of you are backing your first Kickstarter... (Read More)

PARC spin-out launches Kickstarter campaign to disrupt home networking market

April 9th - via:
PowerCloud Systems, a company spun out of the famed PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)—birthplace of the etthernet, laser printing, and the graphical user interface—aims to upend the consumer networking market with a new cloud-managed Wi-Fi router. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to bring its new Skydog Home Network Package (funding through May 14) to market. (Read More)

Skydog Router Provides Powerful And Simple Cloud-Based Home Wireless Network Management

April 9th - via:
Xerox PARC spinout company PowerCloud Systems is debuting a new kind of home networking solution today on Kickstarter, one that in some ways resembles the very successful Almond router, but one that also offers tremendous flexibility and granularity of control over home network access. The Skydog is a home networking tool that allows you complete control over who has access to your network, how much access they have, and what they’re allowed to access, and it can all be controlled remotely, too. (Read More)

Skydog Router Boasts Network Management Tools

April 9th - via:
Just as consumer technology invades the enterprise, business-class technology is becoming available in the home market. A great example of this counter-trend - call it "the enterprization of the consumer" instead of the consumerization of the enterprise - is Skydog, from Palo Alto-based PowerCloud Systems. (Read More)

Insert Coin: Skydog brings cloud-based networking to the home

April 9th - via:
It's safe to say that most people's idea of home networking involves the following steps: buy a wireless router, set it up with an SSID and a password, and then never ever think about it again as long as the WiFi keeps working. But if you're one of a dedicated few who want deeper IT admin-level control over your family's internet usage, then a new Kickstarter campaign from PowerCloud Systems just might be right up your alley. The product is called Skydog, and while you do get a slim and compact dual-band 802.11n five-port Gigabit router out of it, Skydog is really more about the cloud-based platform than the physical hardware. Customers are able to visually survey who and what device is on their home network, manage permissions based on that information, allocate bandwidth priority, troubleshoot network issues with ease and more. (Read More)

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