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Cyril LabidiPar Cyril Labidi
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Cyril LabidiPar Cyril Labidi
Premier projet créé
€28 416
sur 60.000 €engagés sur un objectif de 60.000 €
141
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Financement non réussi
L'objectif de financement de ce projet n'a pas été atteint avant jeu. 28 juin 2018 13:56 UTC +00:00.

À propos

WHAT IS PADAM ?

Padam is a portable Wi-Fi speaker that allows direct access to your favorite playlists, internet radios, and podcasts through the simple twist of a dial. After the initial set-up, no phone is required. 

WHY DID YOU BUILD IT ?

With all the possibilities that tech has brought to audio, enjoying our favorite streaming content isn't as straightforward as it should be, often requiring multiple steps on multiple devices. We want to simplify the audio experience and build products designed for everyday enjoyment. 

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

Once set-up, using Padam doesn’t require a phone. The speaker streams content directly from the internet. Just twist the dial to your desired preset and enjoy. 

FIRST TIME USAGE

STEP 1 > Use our mobile app to connect Padam to a Wi-Fi network.

STEP 2 > Through the app, log-into and link your streaming account.

STEP 3 > Assign a playlist, podcast, or internet radio station to a desired preset…that’s it. You’re done. You can leave your phone behind. 

1 column of dots = 1 favorite preset
1 column of dots = 1 favorite preset

EVERYDAY USAGE

When twisting the favorite dial, the speaker goes instantly to the preset address and streams directly the content from the internet (via Wi-Fi). No Phone required. 

WHO ARE YOU GUYS ?

Padam is the first product from our company Forward Labs. Though the product and company are new, we are veterans in the audio industry having spent the last 15 years developing products for some of the world’s most respected and recognized audio brands including Bang & Olufsen, Naim, Marshall, Apple, Sennheiser, Pure, and others. We are an international team but call Paris our home base.

Our French attitude keeps us focused on appreciating life’s simple details. Our mission is to add more audio into everyday experiences by building products that deliver real benefits to real users; no exaggerated lifestyle persona.

THEY BELIEVE IN US

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES ?

One Touch User Interface.  Just twist the dial to your desired preset and listen…that’s it.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity.  Though Padam is a Wi-Fi speaker, it also includes Bluetooth for streaming content directly from your phone or laptop.

Splashproof.  Padam is built for real life so we made it IPX5 certified ensuring that it can withstand the steamiest showers, messiest cooking endeavors, or the occasional pool party cannonball.

Portable. The speaker has a built-in battery that allows you to listen where you want. When removed from its charging dock, the battery offers up to six hours of cord free play time. 

                 Our charging dock means one less device to plug in daily. 

DOES IT SOUND GOOD ?

You bet, it does! Designing high-quality audio systems is in our DNA and our past experiences. Padam uses a premium 30-watt class D amplifier that delivers twice the power found in leading Bluetooth speakers. That electrical energy is transferred into acoustic energy via patented transducers (speakers), and two custom designed passive radiators that improve bass response. We use a sophisticated digital signal processor to tune the system and deliver the premium audio experience.

HOW BIG IS IT ?

Dimensions
Dimensions

Weight : 1.0 kg 2.2 Lbs

DO YOU HAVE MORE TECHNICAL DETAILS ?

Yes, we are glad you asked. Here are some more specifications. 

Audio: 

Class D amplifier (digital input, 2 channels, 30W) 

Tweeter: 16mm soft dome, for precise high frequency rendering

Woofer: 3.5”, 85mm low profile patented design. A powerful driver for low frequency playback. 

2 custom design Passive Radiators. Tuned for this particular product and volume available. To render the lowest frequencies. 

DSP : a dedicated chip for advanced Digital Signal Processing.

Splashproof 

IPX5 rating. In technical details : Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

Power

Universal AC input (100-240V, 50-60 Hz) 

Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion. Targeting up to 6 hours in normal operating conditions. 

Networking

WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi 

Bluetooth: BT 4.1, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5

Streaming services supported at launch: 

  • Spotify: premium membership required to use with favorite presets. 
  • Deezer: premium membership required to use with favorite presets.
  • Internet radios and podcasts provided via vTuner aggregator, no account required. More than 40,000 internet radios and 9,000 podcasts available. 

Application

iOS and Android designed in-house. 

Allows for new favorite presets assignments and settings. 

Allows remote operation of the speaker. (playback, content selection)

HAVE YOU BUILT PROTOTYPES YET? 

Yes, we have. Lots of them actually. Because that's what it takes to build hardware...

January to August 2017: we built Hardware proof of concept prototypes to define and test our Hardware architecture. We assembled Evaluation Kits "EVK's" and wrote the code to assemble them into a working setup in our dear suitcase. We used it to prove basic functions of the product.

October 2017: we built Acoustic proof of concept prototypes to validate our acoustic architecture choices and define the volume for a great sounding and portable device that beats sound performance of comparable devices on the market.  

November 2017: we assembled a Functional prototype using our first spin of our custom Electronic board. We released our initial version of mobile application on iOS to demonstrate operation and refine UI and UX.

December 2017: we printed Appearance prototypes to iterate on Industrial design using 3D printed samples. 

January to April 2018: we invest in Cosmetic Prototype to define the final design of the product. And show our initial device at CES in Las Vegas.

May 2018: we receive first Engineering samples prototype from our factory. On-site iterations will allow us to verify we have a manufacturable product that matches the function and appearance of the final product.

OUR TIMELINE

Risques et défis

While we have lots of experience shipping literally millions of products for other brands (Apple, Pure, etc...), we also recognize that our scale and product requirements make it more challenging to bring Padam to market.

Back in October 2017, we kicked off audits of multiple factory partners specialized in Audio products. Our experience and network allowed us to select a top notch contract manufacturer early, and start working with them directly.

We built multiple prototypes and have used them at many events. We know the design and engineering are solid. We’re now focusing on the details of manufacturing the product at scale.

As we work through tooling requirements, assembly procedures, and quality assurance processes, we’re also preparing for regulatory certifications and approvals. These tasks always contain some risk and have the potential to delay schedules or increase costs. Some factors like the fluctuating price and availability of key components, or any significant changes to costs associated with transporting and importing the products could disrupt our models. Nonetheless we’re confident in our abilities to deliver and will do whatever is possible to make certain Padam arrives at your doorstep on time.

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