PSYCLOPS Dances into the Holiday Season Launching Hot iPod Cases, Open Beta Launch of Jammin’ Online Experience for Kids
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 20, 2008 – PSYCLOPS, developer of iPod protective cases and the kid-friendly and kid-safe interactive website PSYCLOPS HeadQuarters, is springing into the North American youth market in time for the holiday season with the debut of a fresh and exciting character-based multi-platform product and online experience for kids 8-14 years old. The new PSYCLOPS product line combines first-of-their-kind iPod nano protective cases with an interactive web-based music and dance community for a thrilling iPod product/online community like no other available today.
Currently in open beta service, PSYCLOPS HeadQuarters provides kids with an immersive music and dance experience where their creativity can flourish. Kids and parents interested in being among the first to experience PSYLCLOPS HeadQuarters can sign up at the official website, http://www.psyclopshq.com
The quirky, colorful PSYCLOPS iPod protective character cases unlock the kid-friendly virtual open beta community where visitors can create their own original customized PSYCLOPS avatars and put them into a video complete with hot music beats and spectacular dance moves. With each iPod protective case, users can create and share unlimited music and dance videos, even while PSYCLOPS HQ is in open beta testing. The website also provides a truly multi-platform experience where kids can share their killer video creations by uploading them to their iPods, sharing them via their social networking page or emailing the videos to friends and family. This is the first time an iPod-centric product has offered such capabilities.
“Kids today are online-savvy gadget nuts who love music and dancing, which makes PSYCLOPS the perfect gift, since it combines all of these elements,” said Joy Kovaleski, CEO, PSYCLOPS LLC. “Kids will find PSYCLOPS to be fun and entertaining whether they are at home enjoying the online community or hanging out with their friends, listening to music and watching their PSYCLOPS videos on their iPods with their Ike or Syndi protective case. Parents will appreciate that PSYCLOPS provides a safe online environment with appropriate content that encourages creativity.”
iPod Protective Cases
PSYCLOPS’ two vibrant and distinctive iPod cases are based on the first PSYCLOPS characters, Ike and Syndi. Key features of the PSYCLOPS protective cases include:
Compatible with the best-selling iPod nano “3G.”
The iPod nano slips into the protective case, with their giant eye operating the iPod’s navigation wheel - hence the name “PSYCLOPS.”
Each PSYCLOPS protective case comes with a secret code that provides you with complete access to the PSYCLOPS online HeadQuarters website, including the ability to create, save and share unlimited PSYCLOPS music and dance videos. Case holders have access to awesome “monster moves.”
The online headquarters for all things PSYCLOPS, provides a fun, safe environment for kids to connect with their friends online in open beta while checking out the creative music and dance moves currently offered to share with the world before officially made live. Currently in open beta testing, key features include:
Create a personal PSYCLOPS avatar and give it its own unique personality through a wide range of clothes and accessories.
Head to the “Music Machine” and produce a 30 second four-track dance mix. Select beats and music loops from a wide array of drums, bass, guitars, pianos, horns, DJ scratches and more.
Choreograph your character’s unique dance routine by choosing from a variety of the coolest animated dance moves around, including flashy “Monster Moves” for protective case holders.
Pull it all together in a shareable QuickTime PSYCLOPS dance video and you are ready to start boogying.
Save and upload your 30 second QuickTime video to your iPod or iPhone, email it to your friends and family, or even upload it to your MySpace, Facebook or other social networking site page.
Enjoy a wide variety of interactive activities, such as creating your own PSYCLOPS profile page and watch/learn from other users dance moves and beats. Users will be able to interact in the near future on a site forum.
Pricing and Availability
PSYCLOPS protective cases have a suggested retail of $24.95, which includes the ability to create, save and share unlimited videos from the online PSYCLOPS HeadQuarters. PSYCLOPS HeadQuarters is currently in open beta and more details on the live launch will be released at a later date.
Availability information for the PSYCLOPS protective cases can be found at PSYCLOPS HeadQuarters at http://www.psyclopshq.com