About this project
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!
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.
A unique suction cup design holds the shower speaker firmly to any smooth surface.
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!
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.
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.
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.
* Andrew is wearing a size medium - fits true to size
Why We Came to Kickstarter:
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
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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