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$4,419
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 3 2017

Duo Slim: Next Gen Hi-Fi Speaker & Battery iPhone Case (Canceled)

Duo Slim features a hi-fi Bluetooth enabled speaker system & 2500mAh battery, providing a completely new way to experience your music

Duo Slim: Next Gen Hi-Fi Speaker & Battery iPhone Case (Canceled)

Duo Slim features a hi-fi Bluetooth enabled speaker system & 2500mAh battery, providing a completely new way to experience your music

$4,419
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
53
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 3 2017

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About

The Duo Slim is PERI’s latest iPhone speaker case for the iPhone 7 (backwards compatible with iPhone 6). We recently started shipping the Duo for iPhone 6 (www.PERIaudio.com), our first crowdfunded project, which has received rave reviews from backers and media. The Duo for iPhone 6 is the first-of-its-kind integrated speaker and battery case which also featured unique Wi-Fi audio capabilities. As we set out to make a Duo for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we took into consideration all the feedback we received on the Duo for iPhone 6. We sacrificed our Wi-Fi audio features for a slimmer case design, resulting in the beautifully sleek Duo Slim! The Duo Slim integrates a hi-fidelity speaker system with wireless Bluetooth functionality and a 2500mAh battery in an ultra-thin phone case. Created with on-the-go lifestyles in mind, the Duo Slim offers an immersive audio experience loud enough to fill any room, while providing more than a full charge to the iPhone.

Features of the Duo Slim include:

  • Play digital audio directly from the iPhone to the Duo hi-fidelity speakers via a docked iPhone lightning connection.
  • Use the Duo as a detachable Speaker - connect any Bluetooth enabled device and play wireless audio to the Duo via Bluetooth BLE.
  • Enhance phone calls with microphone/speakerphone capability via Bluetooth.
  • Full-range 3-watt speaker system tuned for rich bass.
  • High-resolution DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) for improved hi-fidelity audio.
  • Provide 100% extra battery life to your iPhone or enjoy 10+ hours of audio playback with the Duo’s integrated 2500mAh battery.
  • Simultaneously charge the Duo and attached iPhone via USB Charging in half the time of other leading battery cases. 

Duo Slim Prototype Demo:

Partnership with VOXX:

At CES 2017 we announced a strategic partnership with VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) to distribute the Duo Slim. For the Kickstarter community, we hope this puts even more confidence that you will receive the Duo Slim in just a few short months. While at CES, Steve Aoki stopped by and loved the Duo and Duo Slim!

Steve Aoki with CEO Mohammad Tabatabai and CFO/Co-Founder Michael Hsu
Steve Aoki with CEO Mohammad Tabatabai and CFO/Co-Founder Michael Hsu

Concept Sketches: 

 

Where Your Money is Going:

Crowdfunding has been a great platform for us to test and realize ideas we think people will love. Throughout this crowdfunding process we will be utilizing your pledges to help make the Duo Slim into a reality in the following ways:

  • Tooling & Development
  • Certification Testing
  • Production

Risks and challenges

Producing a hardware product is never easy, but we are confident in our abilities to deliver this project with great quality. Key challenges include tooling, certification, and supply chain management. However, our previous experience in developing the Duo for the iPhone 6 has paved the way for us to bring the Duo Slim for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to market. While we encountered many unforeseen challenges during the development of our first product, we learned from those challenges and now have the knowledge required to bring the Duo Slim to market faster and with fewer unforeseen surprises. We will be working with the same manufacturer who helped us bring the Duo to market, allowing us to streamline the development and production process.
We are committed to making the best iPhone case on the market for music lovers. We have our partners ready to go and with your support we can make this product a reality.

We are committed to making the best iPhone case on the market for music lovers. We have our partners ready to go and with your support we can make this product a reality.

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    Early Bird: Duo Slim for iPhone 7

    Receive one (1) Duo Slim for iPhone 7 in Black at our exclusive Kickstarter early bird price and save more than 45% off the $129.99 MSRP.

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