Unleash the power of your Chromecast and expand it's capabilities with this powerful mobile speaker.
Unleash the power of your Chromecast and expand it's capabilities with this powerful mobile speaker. Read more
About this project
We are excited to bring to you the very first Chromecast powered portable speaker. This portable battery powered speaker can bring you all your Chromecast supported applications in a much richer and fulfilling experience. We have a fully functional prototype with an updated design ready to be manufactured.
What is ChromeCast?
Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen.
Expand the Capabilities of Your Chromecast!
Finally there is another option to that boring Bluetooth speaker. We have created a portable speaker that utilizes all of the features of Google's Chromecast. The Chromecast has so many more features available when compared to Bluetooth technology. Unlike Bluetooth, your device does not need to be constantly streaming media to the speaker in turn draining your phones/devices battery. You do not even need to stand nearby for it to work. As long as you’re in Wi-Fi range you can start playing music and walk away and it will continue to play! The speaker’s custom dock allows your Chromecast to be part of the speaker all while providing the power it needs. This allows the Chromecast to be used anywhere you can imagine! Even outside of the house! No longer is it stuck hidden behind the TV. Why hide such beautiful piece of technology? Our design shows off the Chromecast front and center!
We have designed the Freedom Cast to include a pass through HDMI port which allows it to be used as a sound bar. Stop listening to those terrible sounding TV speakers. Plug in your Freedom Cast and enjoy HD video and audio at the same time!
Tired of watching videos? Unplug your Freedom Cast, and continue playing your favorite tunes! With Freedom Cast the fun never stops.
The Freedom Cast gives you the freedom to use your phone, tablet or PC while streaming your media. Mobile device have tiny speakers that often face away from you which makes them sound horrible. The Freedom Cast solves this problem by allowing you to play your media using it’s built in speakers instead of your mobile device's speakers. The 2 inch woofers paired with a Class D Digital amplifier gives you greatly improved stereo sound that is much louder than any mobile device’s speakers. This works especially great for the outdoors! Keep the party going no matter where you are.
We have designed the Freedom Cast to take advantage of everything that came with your Chromecast; even the charger. Just plug in the charger using the micro USB port in the back of the speaker and charge it up. The built in LED display shows how much battery power is left. With a HUGE 10,000 mAh battery and nearly 8 hours battery life you can stream all you want.
We are asking the help of the Kickstarter community to help us bring this Freedom Cast to life. We need to funds in order to pay for expensive molds and tooling. We also require the capital to start production and buy our custom designed parts in bulk to receive volume discounts. We have been researching and testing prototypes for over a year now and are ready to bring it to life and into your hands.
*These rewards do not include Google's Chromecast.*
The Freedom Cast can finally be yours! This version will come in BLACK or WHITE... the choice is yours!
Freedom Cast *Special Edition* RED, WHITE, and BLUE
SPECIAL EDITION IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE! This is a special edition we will be running for Kickstarter ONLY. We will not be making this color combination again. The colors in this design represent the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave just like the name represents!
USB Port to Charge Your Mobile Device on the Go - $250,000
This goal will allow us to include an external USB port on the speaker which will allow you to charge your mobile device should it be running low.
Another Color Option - $500,000
If we reach this goal we will introduce another color option for the speaker besides black and white. We will take a poll near the end of the Kickstarter and the most popular color will win. Backers will be able to choose between black, white, and this other color for their reward.
Induction Charging - $1,000,000
This goal will help us include an induction charging system which simplifies charging the speaker. Just set the speaker down on the charging base and it automatically charges.
Andrew has 7 years of experience in Production, Service and Quality Control. Electronics have always been a passion of Andrew's. He is experienced in circuit design and analysis and is the original visionary behind the Freedom Cast. When Andrew is not spending his time reading up on the latest technology, he is busy designing new exciting products. Below is his degree:
Ryan De La Uz
Ryan has worked as a Quality Engineer for the US Army for over 6 years on complicated projects with the highest of standards. Working as an engineer, he has solved many quality, design, and manufacturing issues. The knowledge he has learned during this time will be used to bring the Freedom Cast to life. His background and expertise will ensure the highest of standards are maintained by all manufacturers involved. He has visited countless of manufacturing facilities around the United States and knows what separates the good from the bad. Below is a list of his Degrees and Certifications:
We can’t thank you the Kickstarter community enough for helping us and being part of this amazing journey. We are so excited to bring the Freedom Cast to life and into your hands to use. We know that you'll enjoy using this speaker as much as we do.
For anyone who has not experienced using the Chromecast yet, now is a great time to start and familiarize yourself with it! Thank you once again!
Risks and challenges
As with any project there are risks associated with it. We have established relationships with manufacturing partners who are committed to helping us deliver on time. Quality control will be at the top of the list and the most important issue. I have worked as a Quality Engineer for the US Army for over 6 years on complicated projects with the highest of standards. Working as an engineer, I have solved many quality/design/manufacturing issues. I have visited manufacturing facilities all over the United States and know exactly what to look for. This knowledge will be used to bring the Freedom Cast to life.
We understand that Kickstarter backers want their Freedom Cast as soon as possible, but we also want them to be high-quality and up to our desired specs. Maintaining the same performance and feature set from prototypes through full production can be challenging, and we expect some hiccups along the way. We will work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure that the Freedom Cast comes to fruition in full form and function in a timely manner.
Even with all the preparation, there are things that can still go wrong that are out of our control. This could be from natural disasters, political events, and even terrorist attacks. We will do our best to bring the Freedom Cast to life and into your hands.We are dedicated to our project timeline and will keep you informed on the status of our progress on a regular basis.
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