This project's funding goal was not reached on May 9, 2012.
About this project
Music moves us, but there is no good way to listen when you're on a bike. Headphones are dangerous and boom boxes are clunky and awkward.
That’s why I designed SleekSpeak - a flexible way to get huge sound on a bike. When you wirelessly connect to SleekSpeak, a high power speaker delivers full range music at over 80 dB, loud enough to conquer any traffic or wind. A unique silicone rubber strap lets you slap it on anywhere on your bike quickly and easily.
BIKES WEREN’T BUILT TO HAVE WIRES Headphones always fall off when you‘re biking, ruining your rhythm and becoming a hazard. Like the Pebble, wireless technology sets you free! Connect to the speaker via bluetooth with your smartphone or MP3 player and start biking to the beat. When you are riding with friends you can connect to their SleekSpeaks and become the DJ for your whole crew.
ANY BIKE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME The SleekSpeak’s flexible rubber skin allows it to go where no other speaker can. The stretchy strap gives it the ability to grab anywhere onto your bike, from the thinnest handlebars to a fat, non-cylindrical top tube. The strap comes on and off with one tug, so taking your tunes with you is never a problem. The rubber skin also makes SleekSpeak weather-resistant for those rainy days, and shock proof for when potholes are unavoidable.
EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN TASTE When it comes to your music or your bike, you have your own style. Choose a color for the SKIN and TRIM of your SleekSpeak and give it a personality!
WHAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP US DO In addition to the $20K we've spent on developing SleekSpeak, we still need:
-$23K, Injection Mold Tooling to Build the Body
-$22K, Global Bluetooth Certifications
-$30K, First Production Run for Kickstarter Backers
YOU ARE AWESOME If you’re a biker and you love listening to music, you've probably already came up with this idea. Doing research and talking to bikers, I found everyone wanted to listen to music and some could even envision awesome bike speakers, but year after year no one is making them. When you fund this project you are not just bringing SleekSpeak to your handlebars, you are also filling a deeper need that has been brewing for years: you are bringing the excitement of music to the freedom of biking and doing it safely. Thanks Kickstarter!
SleekSpeak has a "line-in" that accepts a 3.5mm audio jack, so you should be able to hook it up to anything that plays music.
SleekSpeak is powered by a rechargeable battery that charges via USB. The prototypes last for 4 hours at full volume, we are confident this will can be increased to 12 hours in the production model you will receive.
FREE international shipping is included at all funding levels.
SleekSpeak has volume control and a power button that are easy to use while you're riding.
Yes, the silicone skin and polymer speaker cone protect SleekSpeak from all the rain and splashes you might find yourself biking through.
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