About this project
Follow the development of SQueo and order your own here if you missed it on Kickstarter: go.getsqueo.com
What is SQueo™?
SQueo™ is an ultra-light and portable speaker that connects to all your Bluetooth enabled devices effortlessly allowing you to stream music for up to 8 hours on a single charge. Hermetically sealed, SQueo™ is the first element proof Bluetooth speaker available on the market.
Waterproof? Sandproof? Dustproof? SQueo’s got you covered!
It even floats when dropped into water! This compact, yet powerful device is equipped with a built-in microphone, allowing you to make phone calls or send voice messages in speakerphone or private mode.
Protect all your devices and carry a SQueo™ with you, staying connected everywhere you go!
- SQueo™ gives you great sound. Upgrade the audio experience for your music, videos and games.
- Easy to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device. Once they're connected they'll be friends for life. Stream your music, adjust the volume and change tracks right from SQueo™ device.
- Allows you to make phone calls with speakerphone mode ( built-in microphone ) or private mode just like a smartphone.
- Works with Siri and other voice recognition software.
- Rechargeable battery for up to 8 hours.
- Velvet touch.
- Super portable—only 3.07 oz ( 87 gr. ) !
We will initially release the top two colors: 1# Minimal White and 2# Petroleum black – Kickstarter exclusive. These are already confirmed.
We believe your suggestions will help us to make a great product, that’s why we would like to ask you to participate in choosing SQueo's colors from the beginning.
We will add two more colors according to your preferences. Please drop a line in the comments section and tell us which color you would like your SQueo™ to be.
After the campaign ends, a survey will be send to all backers, before production starts, to confirm what your chosen color is.
Unique SQueo™ Features
- Water-resistant devices usually have a plastic cap covering the recharging socket… If you forget to close it the device is damaged. We found a solution to this by developing an innovative magnetic charger instead. This will make you feel totally safe with your SQueo™.
- We wanted SQueo™ to be both reliable and aesthetically pleasing. Test after test, we reached the the perfect alchemy: a screwless design!
- SQueo™ technology is based on the highest level of waterproof capability available today (the IP68). In order to achieve this, the device had to be hermetically sealed. Our idea was to create a device compressed by two main covers with a rubber isolating element in between.
- SQueo™ will be certified as IP68 with 8 being the highest point of the international protection (IP) rating for liquids.
- SQueo™ will be certified as IP68 with 6 being the highest point of the international protection (IP) rating for solids.
How it all started
…We thought to ourselves, “When you’re partying in the rain, taking a shower or enjoying an afternoon at the beach, you need a better, cool looking device with good sound quality”.
So we decided to create a virtual image of a waterproof speaker that allowed you to listen to music and receive phone calls too.
A waterproof cell phone? We wanted to create something a little more exciting. Something that is well designed, easy to use.
A device whose innovation and design stand the test of time, something that our children will look at several years from now and will still say: Wow, this is cool!
SQueo™ was entirely conceived and designed in Italy.
We are extremely happy with the result – cutting edge technology and an iconic design, that has been thoroughly tested and offers a practical solution to modern technology’s vulnerability toward the environment.We also take pride in working with manufacturers who share our vision of quality and efficiency.
Be a part of the SQueo™ project
Your pledge will help us create a great product, that will be both fun and useful.
Here we show how your contribution will be used:
- Compliance testing & Certifications.
- Creation of production molds.
- Source components for our first sales batch
With your support, it WILL happen.
Guido, Gian Luca, Kevin, Milda and Simba
Risks and challenges
Timely fulfillment of promises is a priority for us.
Before launching the Kickstarter campaign, we had already taken SQueo™ off of the drawing board. We spent a great deal of time and care in the development process, to reach what is currently the pre-production phase.
After having produced several prototypes, we can now offer you what you can see in our video and on our website: functional and reliable device - SQueo™.
Our team has plenty of experience from its previous projects in tackling the various issues that may arise during the production process.
As well as our trusted manufacturers in China, who have ample experience in producing high quality hi-tech products. We are therefore confident about our capability to deliver SQueo™ to you.
Although we do not foresee delays in production, quality control reasons sometimes require a temporary production break in order to make sure that only top quality products are shipped. We want to make sure we deliver a product YOU will be delighted with.
There are no shipping fees! All pledges include the FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
Our first campaign ended without the required funding - one of the risks here on Kickstarter. We did however received support from many enthusiast backers. This gave us the confidence and motivation to re-focus, re-design, and re-launch our campaign. To set a lower funding goal we had to reduce our costs. We went from five colors to four color. We also found a new tooling partner that is more competitively priced and more flexible regarding their required volumes to set up production lines at their facility. The quality and functionality of the SQueo hasn't changed though.
With a fully charged battery, SQueo will work for at least 8 hours, based on an average volume, and can stand-by for more than 150.
You can recharge the battery with the custom charging cable that comes with the SQueo. You can connect the cable to a laptop or any generic charging adapter with USB port. The charging time for a fully charged battery is around 1,5 hour via a laptop.
The range is 10 meters but it's depending on geographic, atmospheric, and urban conditions.
When we will be ready for mass production, backers will be contacted to confirm color choices.
Yes! if you have pledged for two or more color SQueos, you can choose any combination of Minimal White, Petroleum Black, or voter's choice.
Every backer can vote the favourite 3rd and 4th color in the comments section. Following the end of the Kickstarter campaign and ready for mass production a survey will be set up to ask backers color choice and shipping details.
SQueo™ has 7 buttons. Volume up and down, Power On/Off and a Bluetooth pairing button. There are transport controls, ie. Play/Pause/Forward/Backward and the SQueo exclusive, the button to switch between the 2 way calls: speakerphone and private mode.
Yes! Regardless of which pledge level you got your first unit for, each additional SQueo costs $69. To pledge for multiple units, just select “Manage My Pledge” on our project page, and add $69 for each additional unit you would like to receive. Or you can simply chose the Duo pledge (2 units), Friends pledge (5 units) or Team Pledge (10 units).
You can add up to 9 additional SQueos. We are limited to 10 units per backer due to Kickstarter regulations.
We have agreed to pay all import duty involved in getting SQueo™ into your hands.
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