Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 27, 2012.
About this project
For details on the sound quality of the Sound Cover and comparison to built-in iPad speakers, please see our UPDATE #1 and #5.
Have you ever wished for better sound on your iPad for travel, business and entertainment on the go?
Now you can grant your iPad an amazing audio experience, anywhere, anytime!
Here we proudly introduce our new, patented product, the Sound Cover™, an ultra-thin iPad 2 case with built-in NXT stereo speakers. It offers solid, powerful, crystal clear sound that boosts your iPad's volume by 300%. It's perfect for music, video games or movies; it protects your iPad, keeping it safe and stylish on the go; it has a super lightweight and modern design, ideal for travel, office or home.
For details on the sound quality of the Sound Cover and comparison to built-in iPad speakers, please see our UPDATE #1.
The Sound Cover™ has two unique features:
- Rechargeable NXT stereo speakers built into an ultra-thin and durable ABS case
- Integrated aluminum speaker stand with bass boost function
The system is powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery. The case has a USB cable that you can connect to a computer or USB power source to charge the internal battery. It also comes with a 3.5mm jack to connect your iPad to the built-in speakers, and the volume is managed by using iPad’s standard controls. The case allows full access to all your iPad buttons and ports, automatically sleeps or wakes up your iPad just like the Apple Smart Cover, and serves as a video/picture viewing stand and typing support.
The Sound Cover™ also comes with the Bluetooth function, enabling a wireless audio connection to your iPad.
- Increasing iPad volume by 300%
- High quality sound, perfect for music, video games or movies
- Boosting the bass level
- Great portability
- Long battery life (over 12 hours)
- Solid and stylish protection for the iPad
- Video/picture viewing stand and typing support
- Ultra-thin, lightweight and modern design, suitable for multiple occasions
- NXT flat panel speaker technology
- ABS & black leather (PU) case with secure closure
- 1600mAh lithium-ion battery, charging through any USB port
- USB battery charging cable
- Integrated brushed aluminum speaker stand with bass boost function
- Automatic sleep/wake functionality
- 3.5mm jack for connecting iPad to speakers
- Bluetooth version available
- Brand name: onanoff (umbrella brand of the Nordic Enterprises Ltd.)
- Product dimensions: 242mm x 190mm x 13mm (H x W x D); 355g
Why do we need your help? The Sound Cover™ will be manufactured using injection molding techniques, which are really expensive. Your donations will fund the Sound Cover™’s development and launch, as well as the certifications that will allow its sale in major markets like USA, EU and Asia.
Our goal is to raise $35,000 in 50 days. We will offer a range of different products as rewards to all our supporters. By pledging at least $1, you will be helping us take a big step forward in our efforts to turn this project into reality. Backers who pledge $110 or more will be pre-ordering themselves a Sound Cover™ at a discounted price! We have also created two special editions just for this Kickstarter project.
KICKSTARTER ONLY EDITION
We have prepared a special KICKSTARTER ONLY EDITION of the Sound Cover™ that is available only during the 50-day period of our Kickstarter project:
- Bluetooth function
- Made with real leather (choice of red or royal blue)
- Personalized with your name or initials
The inventor of the Sound Cover™ is Petur Olafsson. He conceived and developed the Sound Cover™ based on the idea of creating versatile iPad speakers that combine high quality sound and great portability. Petur holds an EMBA from Richard Ivey School of Business. His extensive experience in business, love for the hi-tech industry and innate entrepreneurial spirit led him to found our startup, Nordic Enterprises Ltd in 2009. Our mission is to deliver truly innovative, creative, and high quality products to technology-aware consumers at competitive prices in markets around the world.
So what are you waiting for? Click on the green “Back this project” button in the upper right-hand corner and help us fund this project! We’d be grateful for your help in spreading the word to your friends as well. We promise to keep you up-to-date with the Sound Cover™’s new developments as we move forward with this project. We would also be happy to tell you more about other exciting rewards featured in our pledge tiers.
Let your friends know about the Sound Cover™. Share it, tweet it, post it, blog it! All our backers will be rewarded when we reach $35,000 in 50 days or no one will be charged!
Estimated retail price for a standard Sound Cover™is $129 dollars.
iPad, Apple logo and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Here are several steps involved in getting multiple rewards:
1. Choose your rewards
2. Add up their total value
3. Pledge the amount from step 2
4. Select the highest priced reward
5. Send us a message for we can make a note of it on our Kicktarter dashboard
For example, if you want two standard Sound Covers, select the $110 tier and your pledge amount should be: $110+$110 = $220; if you want one limited edition Sound Cover and one standard, select the $375 tier and your pledge amount should be: $375 + $110 = $485.
After our Kickstarter campaign completes, we will send you an email with a questionnaire to get your address and confirm your reward choices.
NXT is a technology that enables high-fidelity loudspeakers to be fabricated in virtually any size and shape with a minimum thickness. It yields complex vibration modes uniformly distributed over the desired frequency, and producing a diffused sound field that interacts with the acoustic environment in a sympathetic manner.
ABS (Acrylonitrile - Butadiene - Styrene) is a type of plastic. It’s very tough and resilient; it has outstanding impact strength and good chemical resistance; it’s non toxic and taint free.
No. The Sound Cover™ has its own battery that provides over 12 hours of run time, and charges through any USB port.
Yes. There is a standard 12 months global warranty for the Sound Cover™.
The shipping and handling costs are already calculated and shown in each tier, which covers a flat rate for registered airmail to anywhere worldwide from Hong Kong.
Visit our project page and click “Manage Your Pledge”. To change your reward, make a new selection. Note that changing your reward selection doesn’t automatically change your pledge amount.
No transaction takes place unless our project is funded within 50 days. If on January 30 we reach or exceed our goal then at that point you would be charged and we will contact you to collect your information for the reward delivery.
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