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Attach the Transit XS to ANY standard 1/4" bike or tripod mount for stunning sound that travels with you, rather than inside your bag.
544 backers pledged $59,677 to help bring this project to life.

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The Transit XS is the highest quality, most portable, and best sounding ultra-slim Bluetooth speaker in the world. Here's why:

To make Transit XS the world's best mountable and portable Bluetooth speaker, we've developed a unique mounting system that allows the speaker to attach to any 1/4" 20 mounting bracket including standard tripod and other camera mounting hardware.

Exclusive Bicycle Mount

 Exclusive Wearable Clip

Compatible with ANY Standard 1/4" Mount

Bring your music with you

Black, White, Red, Purple and Blue.
Black, White, Red, Purple and Blue.
So small, it easily fits your pocket. Just 1" thick.
So small, it easily fits your pocket. Just 1" thick.

SOEN Audio is THE leading innovator of miniaturized high performance audio solutions.

This breakthrough in audio performance is achieved by applying proprietary SOEN acoustic technologies and high-precision components developed after years of R&D and manufactured in exclusive state of the art facilities.

SOEN Audio Technologies
SOEN Audio Technologies
SOEN Smart Suspension™ has massive excursions (25% of speaker thickness compared to industry standards of 5–7%) A class defining performance.
SOEN Smart Suspension™ has massive excursions (25% of speaker thickness compared to industry standards of 5–7%) A class defining performance.
Patented SOEN Momentum Port™ works like a virtual subwoofer maximizing the bass from a compact speaker. (NO OTHER SPEAKER HAS THIS)
Patented SOEN Momentum Port™ works like a virtual subwoofer maximizing the bass from a compact speaker. (NO OTHER SPEAKER HAS THIS)

 How does TRANSIT XS compare to other speakers?

We got several requests for a sample of TRANSIT XS audio performance and comparison with a known portable speaker. We went ahead and compared TRANSIT XS to Beats Pill which is not really a battle of the equals because Pill is a $199.95 speaker and has a huge advantage of significantly bigger size and 4 speakers due to higher cost. But here it is for your review. We would love to hear your thoughts.

PLEASE use headphones or some decent big speakers to watch the comparison video and experience the difference in audio performance.

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The Transit XS also integrates a high quality microphone designed to easily make and receive phone calls with just the touch of a button.

  • Dimensions: 2.5" Tall x 6.25" Wide x 1" Thick
  • Weight: .6 lbs
  • Splash Resistant: Will protect against splash and minor water accidents. We intentionally designed the product not to be "fully waterproof" in order to maximize the audio performance. In order to make speakers waterproof, you have to completely seal the enclosure and compromise on materials of key acoustic components, and in doing so, deteriorate the sound quality. We've designed the Transit XS to be the perfect blend of ruggedness and quality and made a strategic decision to prioritize sound quality over enclosure sealing.
  • Frequency Range: 80 hz-20 khz @ –10db
  • Compatibility: ANY Bluetooth Device (Including iPhone 6!)
  • Battery Life: 8 hours   
  • Charging: USB
  • Stereo Input: 3.5mm jack
  • Mounting System: 1/4" 20 standard tripod/camera mount

We have a passion for quality sound. We have a passion for speakers.

Inspired by music and driven for perfection, we embarked on a mission to enrich lives with superior technologies and best-in-class audio products that are most relevant for modern lifestyles. SOEN audio wizards have developed cutting-edge technologies that deliver stunning sound from amazingly small spaces as well as designed for use cases that focus on portability and 'wearability'.

Foam mock ups to assess size, comfort, and portability.
Foam mock ups to assess size, comfort, and portability.
Early CAD design of speaker assembly.
Early CAD design of speaker assembly.
PCB layout of internal circuitry.
PCB layout of internal circuitry.
Exploded view of complete speaker assembly design.
Exploded view of complete speaker assembly design.

What the funds will be used for:

The funds from this campaign will help expedite production and shipping so you can get your Transit XS before the holidays.

Timeline:

  • Early October 2014: Kickstarter project funded (Woohoo!)
  • Mid October: Production kickoff overseas, finalize tooling
  • Mid November: Golden Sample approved. Mass production kickoff
  • Late November: First product shipment
  • Early December: Product arrives to your doorstep

 And as a final note, we wanted to thank you. Not just for backing this project specifically, but for being here. Just by reading this text it shows you're the kind of person who supports innovation and entrepreneurs. Because of evangelists like you, thousands of projects have been given a chance to come to life and thousands of people have been given the opportunity to pursue their passions... a truly special gift. So for that, just for being the type of person who supports the dreamers, for giving us and others the chance to make our inspirations come to life, whether you pledge for us or not, you have our most sincere gratitude. And we thank you.

Portability Pack includes Transit-XS Speaker, Mounting Clip and a Bike Mount
Portability Pack includes Transit-XS Speaker, Mounting Clip and a Bike Mount

Risks and challenges

Risk: Preparing for mass production

Overcoming the Risk: We have been in the audio and speaker business for over 15 years and have a proven track record and strong relationships with several vendors overseas who have committed to complete this project on time.

Risk: Quality Assurance

Overcoming the Risk: We make sure to source from only the highest quality manufacturers and design our products using only the highest quality materials. We take extreme pride in the quality of our products and audit and inspect our factories regularly. This project will be no exception.

Risk: Timing

Overcoming the risk: We currently have detailed quotes from our manufacturer as well as our back end development team as to how long the development of this project will take. Currently, we have no indication that suggests any delay to the project completion.

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    LIMITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -- Transit XS in color of your choice! This is a $130 retail value

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    EARLY BIRD PORTABILITY PACK -- Transit XS in color of your choice PLUS one WEARABLE CLIP AND one BICYCLE MOUNT. Mounts perfectly and seamlessly to your bag or bike

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    PORTABILITY PACK -- Transit XS in color of your choice PLUS our unique WEARABLE CLIP AND BICYCLE MOUNT. Mounts perfectly and seamlessly to your bag or bike

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    Get 2 Transit XS speakers in colors of your choice. This is a $260 retail value!

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    5 Transit XS in Color of your choice PLUS 5 WEARABLE CLIPS and 5 BICYCLE MOUNTS

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    10 Transit XS in Color of your choice PLUS 10 WEARABLE CLIPS and 10 BICYCLE MOUNTS

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    Get 10 Transit XS speakers in the color of your choice as well as 10 WEARABLE CLIPS AND 10 BICYCLE MOUNTS. Additionally, be flown out to Los Angeles to personally meet with the Soen Audio team for a tour of the offices and to discuss Soen Audio business

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    Get 10 Transit XS speakers in the color of your choice as well as 10 WEARABLE CLIPS AND 10 BICYCLE MOUNTS. Additionally, be flown out to Los Angeles to personally meet with the Soen Audio team for a tour of the offices and to discuss Soen Audio business as well a 3 day creative session with the founders to discuss innovation and design of Soen product

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