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The 1st WiFi & app-enabled speaker that lets friends add music to a group playlist and stream it to 10 speakers at once.
The 1st WiFi & app-enabled speaker that lets friends add music to a group playlist and stream it to 10 speakers at once.
91 backers pledged $40,542 to help bring this project to life.

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Meet JookBox, BSX’s newest venture into the audio world. JookBox is a wireless, shockproof, water-resistant, ultra durable speaker. Unlike other portable speakers, JookBox is able to sync with up to 10 other speaker units to create the ultimate party atmosphere. JookBox also comes with its own, one-of-a-kind app that allows multiple users to contribute their own music to a singular playlist that can then be streamed through multiple speakers at once.

 

JookBox produces clear, vibrant audio with a beautiful multi-dimensional sound image that creates the experience of listening to a live musical performance right in your room. True stereo sound flows from each speaker, giving you the impression that you’re listening to a pair of separated high-end speakers. Or if you prefer you can use multiple JookBox speakers assigned to specific channels like a conventional stereo system. The JookBox app allows you to assign speakers to multiple channels even assigning one as a sub-woofer to create a simulated surround sound experience.

You can wirelessly listen to your JookBox from up to 50 feet away with dynamic, crisp audio that will impress even the most avid audiophile. You can pair with NFC by tapping the top of your JookBox or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Fill your home with sound and stream your favorite music on up to 10 speakers at the same time without having to buy a central hub or additional receivers.

JookBox has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts for 10 non-stop hours of audio enjoyment. Highly efficient amplifiers combined with our state-of-the-art chipsets reduce the power consumption. JookBox monitors it’s battery level and will send you a notification when it gets low.

The JookBox app integrates with today’s most popular music services and can play songs from Spotify, iTunes, 8tracks, and more.

Control who has access to your shared playlist and manage how many songs they can submit to the queue. If you don’t like a song one of your friends added, you can quickly remove it from the playlist or slide it down to play it later. JookBox is more than just a portable stereo, it’s a better way to share high quality audio with your friends. 

Stream from today's most popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu or internet videos on YouTube, JookBox can play audio from any video source your Bluetooth enabled smart device can access. You can even plug your Apple TV, cable box, or Playstation in to JookBox and your TV for captivating home theatre audio performance.

JookBox was designed to be beautiful, highly functional, sound incredible, and be versatile enough to adorn any space. Its vibrant color scheme, compact size, and lack of messy cords makes JookBox the perfect accessory to compliment any decor.

The JookBox app lets you control which rooms have music playing and what is playing on individual speakers. Each speaker can stream music from your shared playlist or play audio from a local source. 

Check out this quick video that shows how your friend can request access to your party playlist and play their own song.

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  • Two 2.5" mid-high range drivers, One Passive Low range driver  
  • Power output: 10W + 2RMS 
  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (10 hours of music playback) 
  • WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 (UP to atpX) enabled 
  • Aux Line In (3.5 mm jack for auxiliary cords) 
  • Dimensions: 8.35” (212mm) x 3.10” front (78mm) x 2.4” (60mm) back x 2.2” (55mm)

How we compare 

Hardware Development

After countless months of intense research, multiple prototype designs, and numerous meetings with sound engineers, we finally knew what we had to do. Achieving our goal began with turning our concept sketches into working prototypes.

 This is our original BSX JookBox prototype.

Tommy (founder, left) & Hudson (engineer, right) holding the first JookBox.
Tommy (founder, left) & Hudson (engineer, right) holding the first JookBox.

We built several functional prototypes to test sound quality, WiFi networking and Bluetooth connectivity. We saw a huge improvements in quality, size, and battery life with each revision. Our second functional prototype was 40% smaller, lasted 3 hours longer than the first design, and was able to produce clear consistent audio.

After many revisions we arrived at the final JookBox prototype that we'll use prior to manufacturing.

Final JookBox Prototype
Final JookBox Prototype

The next step was being able to find a manufacturer that was highly experienced sourcing components for and producing high end audio, WiFi, and Bluetooth speakers. We visited multiple factories and finally found a manufacturer that could provide JookBox with amazing sound quality with WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility. 

Mobile Development

We have been able to achieve many of our mobile development milestones faster than expected. The app is currently operational in alpha version with many of our UI designs implemented. Nearly all of the core features are working and we’ve already developed a good majority of the back end infrastructure.

Your pledges will help us finalize development and manufacture JookBox. Our main costs include app development and the price of tooling, production, and shipping. We’ve done the hard part, now we just need your help to make JookBox a reality, so please pledge to our campaign and help us reach our goal.

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Thank you for your love and support, Kickstarter! Together we can create the next big thing in the audio world.

BSX Electronics was founded just over a year ago by a small team of audiophiles that wanted high quality audio performance products at prices that wouldn’t break the bank. Our first project was the BSX Basix earphones. We partnered with a premier headphone manufacturer to create great sounding headphones that were stylish, durable and reasonably priced. After the successful launch of our Basix headphones, we wanted to create a great sounding speaker that could be enjoyed by a group of people. When we first began working on this project, we were looking for a portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capable speaker that you could toss in your backpack and take on the go. It had to sound great, look stylish, play music for hours and it couldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Our original vision hasn’t changed from the time we came up with the concept and drafted our initial sketches.

Thomas Condon Founder & CEO

Tommy is a true audiophile at heart that does everything at a lightning fast pace and envisions the future of audio to guide us forward. His remarkable level of discipline and determination are the virtues that inspires our team’s attempts to surpass his focus and efficiency. Thomas is masterful at communicating his concepts that compels powerful collaboration and brainstorming sessions, even though he’s usually two to four products ahead of the rest of us,

Michael Condon Head of Engineering & Manufacturing

Mike has a long history of strong leadership practices and a deep practical engineering experience that helps provide direction for our team. Even though Mike is a zealous free thinker, and inspires some of our most innovative ideas, he always manages to keep our priorities clear and in focus.

Raymond Chan Director of Quality Assurance

Raymond has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and heads up our Quality Assurance Department. In addition to QA, Ray has also set up our precise testing procedures which will expedite both hardware and software testing and ensures that we are able to deliver highly functional speakers and glitch-free software.

Maurice Soque VP of Sales

Moe balances marketing, operations, and brand awareness like a true boss. He helps create everything behind the curtains at BSX in every aspect of the business from constructing the system architecture to creating Facebook ads.

Sinisa Andonoski Mechanical Design Engineer

Sinisa has helped expedite our design process with his 10+ years experience in leading teams of product, UI, and creative developers. Sinisa is an extremely detail oriented designer that has created everything from the appearance of JookBox’s enclosure to the experience of opening the packaging. Although he excels in rapid prototype development and facilitating collaboration among the team, Sinisa never skips a step in the design process.

Hudson Zhang Electroacoustic Engineer

Hudson's impeccable ear for audio imperfections and passion to fix them has magnified the sound quality of JookBox to levels we did not think were possible. He’s a true artist at positioning hardware components inside audio device enclosures to deliver vibrant sound that is both immersive and moving. Hudson is a classical music audiophile, and will only endorse the final speaker design when it can produce a sound experience with the realism of live music.

                            
 

Risks and challenges

We have carefully refined JookBox to be the perfect combination of size, technology and performance and are only weeks away from being able to order tooling for our speaker housings. The JookBox app is also nearly complete aside from the finalized design implementation and optimizations of a few features.

Our team has done its best to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project, and we’ve got a firm production schedule. That said, there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We’re extremely confident in our suppliers and vendors for both the inputs and manufacturing. We will communicate with both our backers and our manufacturer throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment timeline stays true.

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    THANKS FOREVER + IN THE LOOP: Your support means everything. Expect a 'Thank You' letter from Tommy as well as an honorable mention on our weekly newsletter. Receive the latest news on everything BSX and be kept up-to-date on JookBox's state of development.

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    BASIX EARPHONES + TEE: As a thank you for your support, you will receive a pair of BSX Basix earphones in the color of your choice and an exclusive BSX tee. You'll be amazed at the sound that comes out of these earphones!

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    SECOND CHANCE EARLY BIRD: So you missed out on the Super Early Bird Special? Well, here is your reward for jumping on the BSX bandwagon early. You will receive one BSX JookBox speaker. Pledge early and save $70 off the $199 retail value. Choose from red, white or black.

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    1 BSX JOOKBOX SPEAKER: Receive a BSX JookBox speaker and get ready to start the party. Save $50 off the $199 retail value. Choose from red, white or black.

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    KICKSTARTER EDITION: Receive a limited edition Kickstarter green BSX JookBox speaker. This is the first batch that will be made, and each one will be personally signed by Tommy. You will truly have a one-of-a-kind speaker!

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    4 BSX JOOKBOX SPEAKERS: You really know how to get the party started! Receive 4 BSX JookBox speakers in your choice of red, white or black. Sync all 4 to create an immersive surround sound music experience.

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    10 BSX JOOKBOX SPEAKERS: Keep the party going! Receive 10 BSX JookBox speakers in your choice of red, white or black. Sync all 10 to create the ultimate party atmosphere. JookBox also makes the perfect gift for your friends and family.

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    COME PARTY WITH THE X-TEAM: Join the BSX launch party in Boston. We will pick you up at the airport and check you into Boston’s trendy W Hotel. You will be treated like a rock star as a VIP guest of the BSX team. You and your guests will be attending our launch party and will each receive two limited edition JookBox speakers in the colors of your choice. Don't forget to bring your party hat.

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