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Brandon GoodwinBy Brandon Goodwin
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Brandon GoodwinBy Brandon Goodwin
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$37,994
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 1 2016 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Blipcast is for the night owls who want to actually hear their television without having to fear waking up their partner or roommates. It's for new parents who have to decide between watching that new show they're into or letting their baby sleep. It's for hearing impaired people who need the TV volume to be a bit louder.

Until now, the only solution has been bulky, single-user, wireless TV headsets with ugly transmitters that need to be re-charged and left sitting out.

So we set out to make a simpler and more elegant solution to this problem, for people who want to watch TV at full volume without disturbing others.

-Brandon, Founder, Blipcast

Use the headphones you already own! Blipcast turns all those cheap earbuds and your pricey, noise-cancelling headphones into wireless TV headphones.
Use the headphones you already own! Blipcast turns all those cheap earbuds and your pricey, noise-cancelling headphones into wireless TV headphones.
A single blipcast can stream to multiple smart devices at once.
A single blipcast can stream to multiple smart devices at once.
Add a blipcast to every TV in your house and easily switch between rooms in the blipcast app.
Add a blipcast to every TV in your house and easily switch between rooms in the blipcast app.
By default, blipcast will connect to your smart devices over a home wifi network. It can also be configured as a direct access point.
By default, blipcast will connect to your smart devices over a home wifi network. It can also be configured as a direct access point.
Switch between rooms in the blipcast app.
Switch between rooms in the blipcast app.
Blipcast accepts any 3.5mm headphone jack cable. You can also use an RCA or optical adapter to send audio to blipcast.
Blipcast accepts any 3.5mm headphone jack cable. You can also use an RCA or optical adapter to send audio to blipcast.
Blipcast will come with a USB power cable and can be powered by the USB port on the back of your television.
Blipcast will come with a USB power cable and can be powered by the USB port on the back of your television.
Jonathon, Brian, and Brett (Kem Studio, Kansas City) are the industrial designers behind the look of blipcast.
Jonathon, Brian, and Brett (Kem Studio, Kansas City) are the industrial designers behind the look of blipcast.
Blipcast taking shape in CAD.
Blipcast taking shape in CAD.
Blipcast is a three dimensional representation of an audio waveform.
Blipcast is a three dimensional representation of an audio waveform.
First prototype boards.
First prototype boards.

If we meet our stretch goal of 300K, we'll begin development of a version of blipcast for use in public spaces and businesses. Then you'll be able to use the same blipcast app at home and in places like sports bars, gyms, and waiting rooms. 

The blipcast team is a group of electrical engineers, developers, and product designers who are passionate about simple, beautiful products that make for a delightful user experience. Check out some of our team’s work below:

www.kemstudio.com/
www.allaboutcircuits.com/author/travis-fagerness
wesbillman.com/
www.earlyriserstudio.com/
goodwinfilms.com/

Fun Fact: In 2010, blipcast Founder, Brandon Goodwin made a kickstarter-funded documentary called "Linotype: The Film" with his friends, Doug Wilson and Jess Heugel. It's playing on most of the TVs in the blipcast kickstarter video. Google "Linotype Film" to check it out.

Risks and challenges

We decided to crowdfund blipcast because we wanted to keep 100% ownership and control of this product to make sure it’s executed exactly the way we want, and that no corners are cut. But this comes with the added responsibility of handling unexpected scenarios that will arise. Our greatest fear is disappointing a bunch of newly-made internet friends who have entrusted us with their hard earned money to deliver a project that they are excited to be part of. This is why we’ve built a team of engineers and developers who have proven track records of bringing products to life. This is why we’ve partnered with KEM Studio in Kansas City to oversee our industrial and mechanical design. And this is why we’ve built relationships with well respected contract manufacturers both here in the US and in Asia. That said, things can go sideways quickly in manufacturing and we would be foolish to guarantee a production timeline. Every dollar you commit is completely appreciated, but it’s also completely at risk. Thanks for taking this ride with us.

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    BELIEVER!
    For the person who doesn't need a blipcast in their home but still wants to support the idea of having blipcast available in public places like gyms and sports bars. You get the satisfaction of knowing you made blipcast a reality.

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    BLIPCAST T-SHIRT
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    A lucky 10 early adopters will get a first edition, kickstarter-exclusive blipcast for a contribution of $49, less than half of expected retail.

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    A lucky 25 early-ish adopters will get a first edition, kickstarter-exclusive blipcast for a contribution of $65 (more than $35 off expected retail).

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    MORE EARLYBIRDS
    You get a first-edition, kickstarter-exclusive blipcast for $20 off expected retail! You are also placed in group 1 and will receive this reward before anyone in later groups.

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    BLIPCAST
    You get a first-edition, kickstarter-exclusive blipcast. You are also placed in group 1 and will receive this reward before anyone in later groups.

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    EARLYBIRD - 2 PACK BLIPCAST
    You get 2 first-edition, kickstarter-exclusive blipcasts, each for $20 off expected retail! You are also placed in group 1 and will receive this reward before anyone in later groups.

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    EARLYBIRD BLIPCAST HOME
    "Blipcast Home" comes with 3 blipcast devices, each for $20 off expected retail! It will also include an RCA to headphone adapter to use with an audio receiver or a record player. Backers will be placed in group 1 and will receive this reward before anyone in later groups.

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    BLIPCAST HOME
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