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By Nain Inc.
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APlay PULSE: The Heartbeat of Your Smartphone

APlay PULSE is a revolutionary way to stay connected and engaged in the world around you without staring at your phone. This hearable is like having a personal assistant directly in your ear to read you notifications, take calls, and play your music without taking your phone out of your pocket.

 

  • Personal Assistant: Working in conjunction with hundreds of apps like Calendar, Maps, Facebook Messenger, and email, APlay PULSE delivers real time notifications directly to your ear. 
  • Detangle Yourself: APlay PULSE can stream your music, podcasts, and movies directly from your smartphone without annoying and tangled cords or varying headphone jacks. 
  • Stay Connected: You can use APlay PULSE like a Bluetooth headset to answer and make calls but with the added benefit of being hands free. 
  • Ergonomic Design: Designed to fit comfortably for long wear, APlay PULSE features a single button for all functions, a silicon tip for secure hold, and multiple color options.

 

 

 

APlay PULSE was made to be worn through any part of your day and be the heartbeat of your phone, keeping you connected without distractions. 

  

 

APlay PULSE is a hearable that can relay all information of your smartphone without it ever leaving your pocket. 

 

 

 A single tap of the button and APlay PULSE reads all new notifications on your phone, regardless of the app. Get the lay of your day with weather, calendar, and news read outs. Stay on top of your email inbox, or set reminders through quick voice demands.

 

APlay PULSE keeps you in the conversation and can read you texts, group messages, WeChat, WhatsApp, Line, and Viber messages (to name a few!). Dictate your responses to your friends and family so you never have to skip a beat.

 

 

Double tap the command button, and APlay PULSE will bring up your phone's virtual assistant: Google, Siri, or Alexa depending on your operating system. Anything that your virtual assistant is capable of can be conveyed through APlay PULSE so you can leave your phone in your pocket.

Ask your virtual assistant questions as you normally would directly from APlay PULSE, like:

  • Hey Siri, what's the weather in Los Angeles today?
  • Hey Google; Play Earth Wind & Fire on Spotify.
  • Alexa, order the book Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur off Amazon. 

 

 With the dedicated APlay app, you can set the frequency of notifications and select which apps that you want notifications from. APlay's app works in conjunction with any app that uses text based notifications, so its functions are endless. The voice assistant reads the notification to you based on which apps you have opted into. Voice messages are stored in the app for late reference.

 

APlay PULSE utilizes the latest CSR chipset and Nain's custom software to create a smart and integrated hearable unlike any other. Our dedicated team has been hard at work developing a product that provides a full suite of functionality that rivals your phone while being seamless and unobtrusive in your daily life.

 

 

APlay PULSE can be used in mono or stereo by pairing two units with the same Bluetooth compatible device. Plug in with an APlay in each ear for full, rich audio and stream your music directly to ears from your smartphone, with no strings attached.

 

Listen to all of your favorite content from podcasts to movies without being plugged in. Ditch the tangled and messy wires, for a sleek and compact hearable. APlay PULSE's Bluetooth range is 33ft (10M) so you can leave your phone in your pocket, on your desk, or even safely in your bag. 

 

 

 

APlay PULSE is entirely unique with its partner pairing function. Set your device to pair with another APlay PULSE. This 'pair' can be your significant other, your best friend, or a family member that you're in constant contact with. With your paired device you can sync schedules, send direct voice messages, and set to speed dial.

 

Take all your calls hands free with APlay PULSE. APlay will ring in your ear and you can answer with a single tap. Tapping the function button three times will speed dial your pair person's APlay PULSE. Taking your calls on a hearable not only allows you to keep your hands free, but receive your calls with clear and direct audio, blocking out neighboring noise. 

 

Our unique app provides a voice message platform set up directly between your APlay PULSE and your partner's pair. Faster and more personal than texting, voice messaging establishes genuine partner connection.

 

 

Silicon tips and a compact design make APlay PULSE comfortable enough to wear in-ear all day. The ergonomic design fits snugly in your ear and stay put while you're moving around.

 

APlay PULSE is a one of a kind earbud in which all commands are controlled through a single button on the exterior edge. Access all the functionality of your phone with a simple tap.

 

Each earbud comes with its own compact charging case made of anodized aluminum. The case is small enough to easily store in your pocket or bag and keeps your earbud clean and safe when not in use, plus it's magnetic, for a secure hold. The charging case holds one full charge for on the go juicing and recharges in 1.5 hours.

The battery runs for up to 150 hours in standby mode on a single charge. For continuous music and call time, the battery will last 2.5 to 3 hours. The easily portable charging case ensures that you always have an extra battery life.

 

Personalize your APlay PULSE with custom laser engraving on the anodized aluminum case along the bottom of up to 20 characters. Make your APlay PULSE your own or create a special gift for your partner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe that hands free, eyes free technology is the future of communication, so we have spent the last year applying our passion and perfectionism to APlay PULSE, the next generation of revolutionary hearable device. Our mission is to simplify the modern lifestyle and wearable devices by providing adjustable SNS voice over technology and creating smart and effective communication for everybody. By backing this campaign, you will become an integral part of our wider mission. APlay PULSE units are now fully prototyped, and we need your help to scale up manufacturing to bring them to market!

Risks and challenges

We've done our best to keep the risks and challenges minimal for this crowdfunding project. As with any product, risks are inherent in the process. Because we are ready for production and have working prototypes that are aesthetically final, we feel confident that we can deliver.

From the initial planning stages to prototyping and testing, we've worked with top engineers, designers and manufactures to ensure Nain, Inc. delivers a premium product. We're excited to have come this far.

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    (1) APlay PULSE Earbud

    Save 50% off the retail price of $100! Get (1) APlay PULSE earbud in your choice of color: space grey, rose gold, gold, silver.

    Perfect for calling, messaging, and receiving notifications.

    Includes:
    • APlay PULSE Earbud
    • Battery & Storage Case
    • Micro USB Charging Cable
    • Silicone Tips
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    (2) APlay PULSE Earbuds

    Save 60% off the retail price of $200! Get (2) APlay PULSE earbuds in your choice of color: space grey, rose gold, gold, silver.

    Pairs are perfect for stereo sound like listening to music, podcasts and movies as well as calling messaging, and receiving notifications. Or, get on for you and one for your partner.

    Includes:
    • APlay PULSE Earbud
    • Battery & Storage Case
    • Micro USB Charging Cable
    • Silicone Tips
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    (2) Engraved APlay PULSE Earbud

    Save 64% off the retail price of $250! Get (2) APlay PULSE earbuds with your choice of personal engraving. Comes in your choice of color: space grey, rose gold, gold, silver.

    Pairs are perfect for stereo sound like listening to music, podcasts and movies as well as calling messaging, and receiving notifications.

    Includes:
    • APlay PULSE Earbud
    • Battery & Storage Case
    • Micro USB Charging Cable
    • Silicone Tips
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    (4) APlay PULSE Earbuds

    Save 60% off the retail price of $400! Get (4) APlay PULSE earbuds in your choice of color: space grey, rose gold, gold, silver.

    Pairs are perfect for stereo sound like listening to music, podcasts and movies as well as calling messaging, and receiving notifications. Or, get a pair for you and a pair for your partner.

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    (4) Engraved APlay PULSE Earbuds

    Save 64% off the retail price of $500! Get (4) APlay PULSE earbuds (2 pairs) with your choice of personal engraving. Comes in your choice of color: space grey, rose gold, gold, silver.

    Pairs are perfect for stereo sound like listening to music, podcasts and movies as well as calling messaging, and receiving notifications. Get one pair for yourself and one pair for your partner.

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