$26,340
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backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 4 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

$26,340
pledged of $20,000 goal
73
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 4 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

Our mission is to make great sound experiences for everyone.

Who are we? Soundots is made up of a small team based in Sweden who is passionate about music, entertainment and large sound experiences. When we discovered that the majority of our friends and family wanted to have a sound system, home cinema rig and a portable speaker in their lives, yet felt off-put by the complicated, stationary and often expensive sound systems on the market - we decided to do something about it.

Our journey began in 2014. With the help from backers just like yourself, we crowdfunded and developed a successful stackable and reshapeable artificial intelligence speaker called AiFi. Today, after further development of the unexplored potential in our first product, we have a new one. What’s more, our brand’s name has evolved into Soundots!

 At Soundots, we are still dedicated to offering the highest quality sound experience for every occasion, anywhere. Thousands of Soundots users have had their sound experiences enriched.

Watch the Soundots concept in VR/360

Your feelings are our reward, they are the reason we go to work every day. If you backed us in 2014, we hope you're excited about the new features. If you're ready to take the leap for the first time - welcome aboard on a journey to a world of sound experiences! This is the perfect time to up your speaker game!

 Ai-2 is the next evolution in the Soundots series - the Swedish wonder sound system that you stack, shape and reshape to your heart's content. The stacking, by the way, is not just a cool feature: it's the core of the Soundots functionality.

Make your home cinema sing

Place three Soundots in front of your TV and create a powerful crystal clear soundbar for all your movies, series and games. Going out? Grab just one of the Soundots on the go and enjoy up to eight hours of wireless music bliss. Remember: you can stack as many Soundots as you want. Crank it up!

Lightning fast adaptation

 With built-in artificial intelligence and lightning fast optical communication technology, Soundots was made to optimize and enhance your listening experience on every occasion. Every single piece of hardware and every line of code in our technologies was made to serve this purpose and is fully developed in house.

Sound incredible. Every time.

Here's what's new with Soundots Ai-2 

The Soundots Ai-2 can be used as a stand-alone speaker or sound system, but is also fully compatible with the existing Soundots Ai-1. Our award-winning sound system simply got better!

  • Two USB-C connections allow for more efficient charging. This also opens up for a greater range of external connections! Connect to wifi, Alexa, Chromecast etc. with ease.
  • Fiber-armed plastic chassis for increased durability and sustainability. Feel comfortable carrying it in a backpack: it can take a punch! Soundots was made to be used. 
  • Improved locking-mechanism. We developed a new and improved magnetic system for locking your Soundots side-by-side to each other. 
  • A wider range of RGB lighting options makes the sound system even more expressive. Let your system light up the party or shut the lights off for movie night!
  • Improved touch-panel, now located on top of the speaker for easy access. Everything can also be controlled via the Soundots app (available for iOS and Android).
  • Integrated Bluetooth 5.0 technology for even faster and more stable Bluetooth connectivity. 
  • A substantial update to the main processor with four times the capacity of that in the Ai-1.
  • And hey! New color! Who doesn't love matte black? The tried and tested Industrial Gray is of course always available.

Control every occasion with the Soundots app

Natural colors

When you've decided how many Soundots you want, the next step is to choose which color you like best. We've settled for a design leaning on natural colors and materials. We want your Soundots to look good in any room.

Ok, this is the big one. The question with a capital 'Q'. Why should you choose Soundots over any other sound system?

Well, typically, buying and running a sound system correctly means buying amps, pre-amps, large speakers, a Bluetooth receiver, wires etc... That's all well and good - we love traditional sound systems too - but the drawback is you still end up having a stationary system in a fixed location at home. What if you wanted the same high-quality sound in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the shower, at work or even on the go?

Your other option is to buy a portable speaker. That's awesome as well. We love bringing our music as much as the next guy or gal. But, the thing with portable speakers is that once you buy one, that's kind of it. It starts and ends right there. No room for growth. Also, most of the time, portable speakers come with Bluetooth and AUX at best, which instantly disqualifies your TV from joining in on the fun.

We solved this problem with innovative built-in optical technology. Soundots units can communicate with each other and work together to enhance your listening experience - no cables attached! Stack them high for a wider range of sound frequencies, or lock them side by side for increased spread range. This is a game-changer for home audio as it literally allows you to use one sound system for every occasion. In fact, Soundots is so versatile that we haven’t found any occasion for which it is not suitable.

Of course, none of this would really matter if the sound weren't any good. We thought of that too. Every component in any given Soundots unit is carefully crafted and assembled to reproduce audio in the way it was intended by the music producers and audio engineers - with no distortion. You'll be amazed by the amount of bass, clarity and room for expressive dynamics that a single Soundots unit can reproduce. You will be even more impressed when you stack a couple of speakers together and watch their combined sound seamlessly grow into an even larger and more powerful sound experience.

We also encourage you to read about us over at these publications:

Interested in the details? Awesome! 

We hope these tables will satisfy your curiosity regarding the inner workings of Soundots. If not, don't hesitate to contact us! We'll happily answer any questions you might have.

Below, you can read more about the power that you gain from stacking several Soundots together. Note that the raw power increases exponentially as you stack more Soundots together.

The team. 

The team behind Soundots is primarily based in Karlstad, Sweden. We also have offices and personnel in Taiwan and USA.

Here's the plan.

Everybody loves timelines. Here's ours.

Join the movement! 

More and more people are joining the new, smarter way of owning and experiencing great sound, but we still need your help! Join us now and get your Soundots Ai-2 at a very affordable price, along with our eternal gratefulness for helping us making our dream sound system a reality. Start with one and upgrade later, or take the leap and go big right away. Whatever you choose, we're sure you'll have a lifetime of great sound experiences with Soundots!

Yay! Back Soundots on Kickstarter!

Act fast and claim your speakers for up to over 60% off the estimated retail price!

Can't wait? Need Soundots right now?

We know the feeling. Visit www.soundots.com to claim your Soundots Ai-1 while you wait for the Soundots Ai-2. They will sound even greater together!

Risks and challenges

In 2015 we successfully ran and fulfilled an Indiegogo campaign. So we are familiar with the challenges and risks that come with a Crowdfunding campaign and we are not starting from scratch. Ever since the launch of the Ai-1, we have been working on improving the Soundots formula, along with the associated hardware, applications and technology.
Our team is made up of some of the brightest minds in the industry and we have confidence that we will deliver.

However, we do ask for your understanding regarding the possibility of delays. It's not uncommon that something unforeseen happens that will compromise the quality of the final product unless carefully handled. We will not release the Ai-2 before we are absolutely happy with it. Our aim for a launch window is November 2018.

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    Super Early Bird - Three Soundots Ai-2

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    Six Soundots Ai-2 LIMITED NUMBER

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    Nine Soundots Ai-2 LIMITED NUMBER

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    The Wall - 30 Soundots Ai-2

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    * 20 USB-C chargers (10 extra for placing at alternative charge places).
    * 20 Daisy chain cables (20 cm).
    * The number you need of limited Kickstarter/Soundots pouches showing that you were one of our Kickstarter backers.
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