I am a very keen swimmer who prefers to use swimming earplugs to avoid ear infections. However, I always ran into issues with my plugs. They were either uncomfortable or fell out too easily and I couldn’t hear anything while wearing them. I remember one occasion when I was at the beach with friends and it was so frustrating having to remove my plugs every time I wanted to hear something. But for these reasons I wasn’t willing to spend through the roof for a pair that I might easily lose.
I tried to find an affordable pair of swimming earplugs online that had some kind of hearing function. There was nothing that suited my needs which really surprised me.
Over the last few months, our team has been designing and developing the Subplug. It is a revolutionary swimming earplug that is made up of 4 key components. This plug is not only particularly comfortable and effective at keeping water out of your ear canal but it also allows you to hear by not blocking out sound.
What’s in the Box:
- 2 × Plastic Frame (with mesh) [L & R]
- 2 × Silicone Ear Insert (small)
- 2 × Silicone Ear Insert (medium)
- 2 × Silicone Ear Insert (large)
- 2 × Securing Hook (small) [L & R]
- 2 × Securing Hook (medium) [L & R]
- 2 × Securing Hook (large) [L & R]
- 1 × Storage Case
NOTE: the pair of Subplugs are already assembled in their packaging with the small silicone ear inserts and the small securing hooks. If they are too small for your ear, adjust accordingly.
Reasons for using Kickstarter:
We’re a small team that need to gather funds to complete the final processes involved in mass production and packaging.
We want to expand our brand awareness by using the kickstarter platform.
We want to gain access to new potential backers and customers. We feel that good relations are a vital part of success and we would like to take advantage of the opportunity to have direct relations with potential customers.
We are fully willing to accept any advice or ideas from those who are interested in our product.
We are a small team of product designers based in Hong Kong with a few keen swimmers amongst us. Due to our location, we can cooperate directly with factories in China to ensure that our Subplug components are produced to the highest possible quality while maintaining an affordable price. We also have logistics experience within our team and have the upmost confidence with regard to worldwide shipping. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a flawless pair of earplugs that you won’t want to go swimming without.
Risks and challenges
The design stage was long and laborious. However, we are confident that the final design was well worth all that time and effort.
Potential risks arise from mass production and shipping. We have an experienced team that is aware of the struggles and potential tweaks that will need to be made to the model to allow for mass production.
We are also confident in our logistics and shipping arrangements, however, if any problems do occur, we guarantee that this product will be ready and shipped to our backers as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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