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Vehroot LLCBy Vehroot LLC
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Vehroot LLCBy Vehroot LLC
First created
$6,051
pledged of $500,000pledged of $500,000 goal
15
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 11 2018 5:46 PM UTC +00:00

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Proof of Concept

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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About

REPLACE YOUR CAR STEREO & NAVIGATION WITH A SHELF

 

Navigation, audio, and app options on tablets and smartphones are better than in-dash car stereo options. Better because tablets and smartphones offer vastly more options, which are updatable, connected to Internet, and use a familiar control interface. So rather than integrate mobile devices with outdated (or soon to be outdated) and limited technology, we’ve created the Shelf to replace the vehicle stereo with mobile devices. The Shelf enables you to enjoy your phone or tablet as part of the car, and connect your car with the latest and best technology.

WORKS WITH ANY MOBILE DEVICE UP TO 10" SIZE

Apple, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, Windows, or whatever new devices appear in the future, all will work with the Shelf.
Apple, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, Windows, or whatever new devices appear in the future, all will work with the Shelf.

     
STORE AND CHARGE YOUR PHONE WITHOUT CABLES OR CLAMPS

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Very few car stereos, even the newest ones, offer High-Definition (HD) audio over Bluetooth. But many current mobile devices do support HD Bluetooth audio (click here for a partial list of current HD mobile devices). The sound quality difference is profound, and the Shelf provides this listening experience for your vehicle. Experience your favorite music in HD with the Shelf!

  

INTEGRATED MICROPHONES


Dual microphones, backed by QUALCOMM’s clear Voice capture (cVc) noise cancellation technology, provide hands-free calling, voice-to-text, and voice command control for Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google.

 

CONNECT SEVERAL DEVICES

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The Vehroot Shelf supports several simultaneous Bluetooth connections, enabling you to share the vehicle stereo and quickly switch devices. Allow family, friends, and coworkers to pick songs and navigate. Or simply switch seamlessly between your phone and tablet.  

  

WIRELESS (QI) CHARGING

No more cables!  Our 3-Coil QI Charging Module provides up to 15W power, and support most Samsung phones, late model iPhones, and any QI capable device, device case, or device adapter.

   

 

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?

     

PROGRAMMABLE COLOR AND INTENSITY LED BUTTON LIGHTS

Set the LED color and intensity to match what's in your vehicle, or any color you prefer.  LED intensity will dim at night with your vehicle headlights.  

 

ALWAYS-ON CHARGING PORT

Dedicated USB-C charging port, with up to 15W of always-on power. Even when your vehicle is off, the Shelf will provide power for charging devices while you’re away.  

  

QUICK ACCESS TO AI; SIRI, CORTANA, AND GOOGLE

Our patented AI and Mic button immediately activates the AI on your device, whether Siri, Cortana, or Google. This feature can also be mapped to your vehicle steering controls. Engage in dialogue, and enjoy your phone or tablet safely, as part of your car.

 

THE SHELF COMPARED WITH OTHER IN-DASH NAVIGATION

The Shelf is the ONLY stereo to provide an optimal storage location for your mobile device, cable-free charging, and the ability to stay current with ever-changing new technology. The Shelf also supports any size or brand device, past, present or FUTURE!   

    

         

 WE ARE READY TO MANUFACTURE NOW

 

          

           

       

Risks and challenges

Please consider three important things when buying your Shelf,
1) Identify a professional audio installer in your area.
2) Verify a Shelf will work in your car, truck, boat, RV, or plane.
3) Work with us through possible (but not probable) delivery delays.

Identify a professional car audio installer.
We recommend professional installation for the replacement of your vehicle stereo. Nearly every Best Buy store in the US offers professional installation at reasonable rates of $75 per hour. Our best install experiences have been with local install shops such as AMS (www.amsmadison.com) and Radio Doctors (www.theradiodoctor.com) in the Madison Wisconsin Area. Search “Car Audio” at www.yelp.com to find a list of professional audio installers in your area.

Will a Shelf work in your car?
The Shelf will replace your car stereo, meaning you’ll remove the existing vehicle stereo/navigation and replace it with a Shelf. Most vehicles today have this option (standard double DIN) to replace a stereo, but not all do. You have several good ways to determine if a Shelf can be installed in your car, including,
1) Call your local installer (such as Best Buy) and ask.
2) Visit www.crutchfield.com and use the “Find What Fits in Your Car” tool within their site. If nothing fits in your car then it’s likely you can’t replace your vehicle stereo.
3) Visit http://www.metraonline.com and use the “Vehicle Fit Guide” tool within their site. If nothing fits in your car then it’s likely you can’t replace your vehicle stereo.
4) Reference the “Metra Vehicle Application Guide” in our support forum, http://support.vehroot.com/viewtopic.php…
Once you identify another double DIN stereo for your vehicle, or dash kit, or wiring kit, then a Shelf will replace your stereo in the same way any other brand could.

When can you expect delivery?
Development is complete, so the only wait is with manufacturing. From simple screws to complex microprocessors, the Shelf is made from many different parts (150ish in total). From these parts your Shelf assembly and delivery will be determined by the single part with the longest lead-time. We’ve put great effort into building relationships with our vendors to ensure clear communication for parts delivery, so we’ll be able to communicate with you in the event of an unexpected delay. The dates for delivery in our offerings assume some buffer for extended lead, so we expect to ship sooner. But whether early, late, or right-on-time we’ll communicate with you every step of the way, so you’ll know when to expect delivery.

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    Vehroot Microfiber Cleaner

    Improve your phone and tablet screen clarity with our cunning, antibacterial screen cleaner.

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    Shelf Faceplate

    Grab an extra faceplate and get creative. Customize with paint, vinyl, ink, cover in glitter . . . The faceplate surface is bare, with gel and grip adhesive strips removed to enable easy custom work. Gel is clear and will transfer color and images from behind.

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    Vehroot Shelf – Early Bird

    Buy early, receive early, and enjoy $100 savings.

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    • USB-C to USB-A adapter
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    Vehroot Shelf – Kickstarter Edition

    Enjoy $50 in savings and a Kickstarter Edition Vehroot Shelf with hand signed faceplate.

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    Vehroot Shelf - Kickstarter Edition Gold

    Receive two Shelfs and a $150 savings. Share with a friend, family member, coworker, or just keep both for yourself.

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    Vehroot Distributor Package

    Work with us. Stock 5 individually packaged Shelfs at a $900 savings; a 36% margin!

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    • Listing on our website as a distributor/installer
    • Access to future distributor discounts
    • Vehroot sales banner
    • T-Shirts
    • Individually packaged Kickstarter Edition Shelfs
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