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Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speakers with fun creature designs that suction on to the shower wall. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 25, 2014.

Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speakers with fun creature designs that suction on to the shower wall.

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UPDATE:

New Turtle Design - New Stretch Reward!

We'd like to make the speaker creature family a little bigger! We have an awesome new turtle design and with one week left we are introducing a new stretch goal to make it happen! If we reach $25,000 we're going to add this cute turtle creature to the family!

*Colors are not final, these are renderings
*Colors are not final, these are renderings

We've added two new rewards so you can get in on this turtle guy!

1. $30 - Turtle Power  - One turtle shower speaker

2. $90 - The Triple Play - One of each Speaker Creature (Octopus, Snail, and Turtle)


Say Hello to Speaker Creatures!

Speaker Creatures are wireless Bluetooth™ speakers for the shower. They are a reliable shower buddy designed to make rocking out in the shower that much better! Now while you’re belting out tunes in the shower, your device can stay out of harms way thanks to the Bluetooth connection and a 30ft wireless range.

Suctions Anywhere:

  A unique suction cup design holds the shower speaker firmly to any smooth surface.

Song Control:

Buttons on the speaker allow you to control songs and volume directly from the speaker. Now you can skip that song on Pandora you can’t stand to hear again – right in the shower!

Built-in Mic:

For even more functionality the shower speaker has a built-in mic that allows you to take calls directly on your speaker, when it’s connected to your smart phone.

Water Resistant:

Stick your speaker creature directly on your shower wall and don't worry about getting it wet. The silicone exterior will keep the speaker safe and sound from water.

The Design:

We want to create a speaker that doesn't just have great functionality, but also has awesomely fun design! So we played around with a few different styles and found the best creatures to have just the character we were looking for!

Speaker Creatures come in two designs right now – The Octopus and The Snail! And each are available in Black, Blue, and Green - so there is most certainly one for you. A fun and functional design makes this speaker a true shower buddy who can carry any duet! (We have a few other creature designs in the works and are open to suggestions.)

Setup is a Breeze:

Connecting with the Octopus follows the same process as any Bluetooth device. Just pair and play! To ensure high quality connection, the shower speaker is enabled with Bluetooth v3.0 which provides up to a 30ft. range for wireless connection. 

Long Live the Tunes:

We like our devices to last long between charges, and we’re sure you feel the same. To keep the shower party going each day, we've selected a battery that enables up to 6 hours of audio playback. The included, rechargeable battery is a 3.7Volt, 400mAh battery. 

How to Get Yours:

Back our project and become the King/Queen of Karaoke! Below are our reward levels.

NOTE: Choosing your speaker color

Once the project is funded and comes to an end you will receive a survey where you can specify your color preference and shipping information.

The OnHand embroidered logo pocket t-shirt
The OnHand embroidered logo pocket t-shirt

* Andrew is wearing a size medium - fits true to size

Why We Came to Kickstarter: 

From our 2012 MoH Band Campaign
From our 2012 MoH Band Campaign

Kickstarter was a great launching pad for our first product – the MoH Band and we believe the Speaker Creatures have an opportunity to be an even more popular product! But we still have a lot to do to be able to launch! We have tooled a simple mold for the speakers and have a working pre-production final prototype. To make the speakers a reality though, we need to create a multi-cavity mold and produce enough for an initial production run. With a successful campaign we will be able to create that mold and produce enough for an initial production run to get these shower speakers off the ground!

Fundraising Goals and Objectives:

We've set a goal of $15,000 to be able to create the multi cavity production mold and purchase initial inventory.

Timeline of Production and Fulfillment:

End of April: Kickstarter Campaign Ends

Beginning of May: Tooling of Mold and Production Begins

End of May: Production will be complete and backer fulfillment begins

About OnHand:

OnHand is a Waltham, MA based startup founded in a dorm room at Babson College by Andrew Kitzenberg and Jeff Brayer in May 2010. The company is committed to creating products that bring extra functionality to everyday tech accessories.

FAQ:

How does the speaker charge? The shower speaker charges with a MicroUSB cable which is provided.

How do I connect my phone/device to the speaker? You can connect your phone to the Octopus the same way as any Bluetooth device: 1) Turn on the speaker 2) Enable Bluetooth on your device 3) Pair the two devices 4) Find a suitable volume level and enjoy!

How do I change volume, song, or answer a call? You can use the buttons on the side of the speaker for these functions. Press forward/back to change a song, or press and hold the buttons for volume control. The central button pauses and plays music, and also controls answering and hanging up phone calls.

What are the limitations of the "water-resistant" feature for the speaker? The shower speaker is water-resistant (IPX5 rating). It is not meant to be submerged in water. IPX5 rating: Protected against water jets - Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.  

Where is the On/Off switch and Micro USB port located? There is a silicone pull back tab that easily allows access to the switch and micro USB port that safely protects the Shower Speaker Creature from water.

Silicone pull back tab
Silicone pull back tab

Risks and challenges

As with any physical product, there are risks of defects and delays in production. Once those hurdles have been passed, the challenge of fulfillment arises. We are confident in our ability to produce a quality product and mange an effective timeline. We already have final production prototypes ready and we have overcome many of the early hurdles of production. Additionally, we have successfully launched and fulfilled other new product lines before. As for fulfillment and delivery, we deal with distribution, fulfillment and customer service daily, so we are well prepared to provide a good experience for all backers.

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    7 backers

    All support counts! We'll keep you updated on all new products we develop and include your name on a thank you on our website! Good vibes included.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    Early Snail gets the break - First 50 Snail Shower Speakers! Going once, going twice...

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    50 backers All gone!

    Early Octopus gets the break - First 50 Octopus Shower Speakers! Get em while they're hot!

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    Pledge $30 or more

    315 backers

    The Octopus Shower Speaker! - The world's ONLY Bluetooth shower speaker designed as an Octopus! To receive more than one color, pledge in multiples of $30. You will be able to choose your colors when the post-campaign survey is sent out.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    96 backers

    The Snail Shower Speaker! - A close cousin of the Octopus Shower Speaker, but still the world's ONLY Bluetooth shower speaker designed as a Snail! To receive more than one color, pledge in multiples of $30. You will be able to choose your colors when the post-campaign survey is sent out.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    79 backers

    NEW STRETCH REWARD!! - Turtle Power -
    The Turtle Shower Speaker! This is a stretch reward so we need to hit $25,000 to make it happen! When you pledge to the turtle make sure to tell everyone you know about the coolest speaker you just backed! To receive more than one color, pledge in multiples of $30. You will be able to choose your colors when the post-campaign survey is sent out.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    3 backers

    Proud Supporter - When pledging $55 or more Proud Supporters will receive an embroidered OnHand logo T-shirt and a shower speaker of their choice!

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    79 backers

    The Tag Team Duo - Can't pick your favorite creature? No worries, get one Snail and one Octopus in this pack!

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    Pledge $90 or more

    24 backers

    NEW STRETCH REWARD!!
    The Triple Play - You just can't get enough of these speaker creatures, right? Well now get the new Turtle speaker and you can have whole family! This pack is for one of each of the Speaker Creatures - Octopus, Snail, AND Turtle!!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    18 backers Limited (232 left of 250)

    The OnHand Fan Club Pack - (we know you all are, but this pack is for the diehards) YOU GET: 1 Octopus & 1 Snail Shower Speaker, 1 8GB flash drive wristband, and 1 OnHand embroidered logo T-shirt!

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (25 days)