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The SoGo Mini Speaker is the world's First Customizable Portable Speaker with Built in RGB lights and Bone Conductive Technology!

The SoGo Mini Speaker is the world's First Customizable Portable Speaker with Built in RGB lights and Bone Conductive Technology! Read more
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About this project

What is a SoGo Mini? 

We proudly present you the latest solution in the digital world – SoGo Mini. It is the only customizable speaker on the market. It is trendy and very practical to use. Compact and easy to carry anywhere you go, the design of the SoGo Mini lets any buyer choose his/her favorite color when fully customizing its look. Additionally, the color is not the single thing to customize on this device. Its functions, as well as the interior and software can be made following anyone’s wishes.

THE PRODUCT

After months of creating, as well as researching the customer’s needs, the team behind SoGo Mini was actively receiving feedback from the audience that the device was first presented to. These processes were an enormous asset in terms of the products’ functions and design and made SoGo Mini what it is today – the first customizable portable speaker in the world.

The product’s inside is very well designed, made from quality materials. This proves the affection of its primary function – bringing the best possible sound! The size of SoGo Mini is another big advantage for a gadget like this. It is portable and compact, and still impresses anyone with the quality of the sound and the technical features. There are several main features that SoGo Mini proudly presents. One of them is   the quality RGB lighting that is installed in the device. The lighting can come in many colors as customized by the user. Its color appearances can be also controlled via Bluetooth 4.0 (the newest edition), which adds many points to the gadget’s main goal, the full customizability. Despites the music selected, every end-user is involved with a device that he is fully aware of designing, which makes both sides satisfied of the outcome.

Additionally, in theSoGo Miniwe present you another technology. TheNFC, or more descriptively, theNear Field Communication, allows users to connect their phones or devices within a range of usage, and command theSoGo Miniwith just a tap on their device. With this, a big accent is put on the easiness of usage of the gadget, as well as the great deal of responsiveness coming from it. 

Finally, the bonus advantage presented to the audience is the whole new level of interaction with SoGo Mini. More specifically, SoGo Mini comes with a built-in speakerphone! This is a great advantage of the product, letting the user speak to it and quickly answer calls, in a manner of high quality reception of the sound.

THE TECHNOLOGY

The main speaker of SoGo Mini  is actually a mini sub-woofer. Its length of 50mm enables a tremendous sound experience. The sub-woofer technology is a great asset here, converting the vibration sound waves into a sound that is being increased and an enjoyable bass on any object SoGo Mini is placed upon. This is a product of the bone conducting technology which provides great quality in terms of hardware material that the speaker is built from.

The SoGo Mini offers a great palette of colors. The spectrum includes six ring colors as well as 3 case colors, with the RGB lighting technology added to it. However, making the right combination of these base colors can exceed the experience received by their features. It is made sure to fill any customer’s needs and purposes in terms of adapting to one’s imagination.

What to know about The SoGo Mini:

COMPATIBILITY:

When speaking about compatibility,the SoGo Mini has a lot to offer. The speaker allows different types of connections. It can be connected to bothiPhone and Android phonesas well as PC and Maccomputers. The significance of the compatibility is that theuser can play music in different rooms from different devices, all through the technology this speaker holds.

Battery Life

Although this portable speaker is filled with many features and specifications, its battery life is impressive! One of the main features that portable speakers fail to deliver is the battery life.  SoGo Mini surprises the audience with great quality of battery life inserted, and reaches the experience to a higher limit with this advantage. 

TheBattery life is one of the key features for these types of gadgets. With the excessive richness of sound that this speaker produces and the talk option it brings via the integrated speaker, it is packed with a great battery that needs little time to be charged. Basically, SoGo Mini is invented to last up to 20+ hours of use.

THE APP

 ConnectingSoGo Miniwith any device and playing songs from it is done by an application. It is an open source codeapp, so the customizability level on the wholeSoGoexperience reaches its peak with this app. The application used to controlSoGo Minicould be customized itself by anyone. It comes with an open source technology within,ready to be customizedand filled with songs. This allows the fullest control of the technology that gives pleasure to the user by accenting his desires on controlling and personalizing the experience.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

We have decided to lower the price for our friends, family, and kickstarter supporters to allow everyone to get in early before it hits the market at $99 Retail in early 2015. 

 Design

*According to the CEO of our team and owner of Nimbx Technology, Richard White, this is one of the largest projects he has worked on, that came with a great deal of responsibility and time management. The whole team consulted with engineers and made the product according to the newest technology. To add it up, the team has learned many things related to technology as well as the product and its uniqueness.

*The superiority comes in place when talking about the core design of the product. The strive for greatness was crucial on delivering the best experience to the customers. Having its reach on all segments of environment, SoGo Mini is standing out as the complete speaker that is finally brought out to the world.

*The pyramid design of the SoGo Mini was found as pleasurable for many types of environment likewise presented. The multi-type effect makes the SoGo Mini enjoyable in many places like homesofficesparksparties etc. It can be brought anywhere since it is compact and easy to carry, thus it can surely fit any lifestyle.

*Aiming to create the speaker that would please a wide range of tastes, our team designed theSoGo Mini speakerin several prototypes with different kinds of materials and designs. From that point we can assure the audience that we found the key features to this product and made it high-quality and practical to use. With the customizable effect added, it proves an experience of top-level product. 

Along with its design, the team has also designed many color varieties of the device for the SoGo MiniSix Ring Colors, which are the core elements and resemble the well known design of the speaker; Three Case Colors, made of a flexible and lightweight material; RGB Lighting, a technology that does not fail to satisfy with the quality of the RGB lights and their usage, found best in various moods, from romantic to party atmospheres.

SoGo Mini Speaker: Rewards 

The SoGo Mini Ring Options: 

All SoGo Mini Features:

·Bluetooth 4.0: Also referred to as Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth 4.0 achieves its reduced power consumption by enabling devices to remain paired, or connected to each other, without requiring a continual stream of data to be transferred between the devices.

·Multi-Colored RGB lights: These lights can be set to react through lighting with both music, and in-app lights while configuring the sound experience from your device.

·Multi speaker: The combination of speakers adds the experience plus points with their quality and several modes adjustable to the user’s needs.

·NFC: NFC, or more descriptively, the Near Field Communication, allows users to connect their phones or devices within a range of usage, and command the SoGo Mini with just a tap on their device.

·Noise Cancelling Mic: A noise-canceling microphone is a microphone that is designed to filter ambient noise from the desired sound, which is especially useful in noisy environments. This feature is integrated in the SoGo Mini device and set ready to work whenever you want it.

·Wall Mountable: The SoGo Mini can also be static. When not delivering the portable experience, you can mount a SoGo Mini at your home or office on a wall, and discover the experience of SoGo Mini as your static speaker device.

  • Specifications: 

    *Battery Life:SoGo Mini surprises the audience with great quality of battery life inserted. With the excessive richness of sound that this speaker produces and the talk option it brings via the integrated speaker, it is packed with a great battery that needs little time to be charged.

    *Compatibility:  The speaker allows different types of connections. It can be connected to both iPhone and Android phones, as well as PC and Mac computers.

    *Customizable: The color is not the single thing to customize on this device. Its functions, as well as the interior and software can be made following anyone’s wishes.

    *Speakerphone: This is a great advantage of the product, letting the user speak to it and quickly answer calls, in a manner of high quality reception of the sound.

    *Range of Connection: The range of connection that adds to 35+ feet while spending the shortest battery time is a top proof of quality of the brand.

    *Speaker: It enables a tremendous sound experience. The sub-woofer technology is a great asset here, converting the vibration sound waves into a sound that is being increased and an enjoyable bass placed upon any object.

    3D Model:

Some of our initial prototypes: 

THE NEXT STEPS

After releasing the concept of SoGo Mini, we did not stop. Our team continually prepares and provides materials and documents for production of the product and an official release. After the hard work in terms of developing and testing the idea, we would greatly acknowledge your help.

In terms of building the molds as proper materials for the product, as well as getting certifications in order to bring this dream product to real world, the following funds are a requirement that we opt to fulfill.

•    $21k: Injection molding (tools and technology)

The manufacturing process of producing input materials for the output product. It is done by injecting the needed materials into a mold.

•    $20k: Bluetooth and international safety certifications

The certifications required for producing a low-power wireless technology deployed with proper equipment.  Safety certification is usually dependent upon the operating voltages of the technology.

•    $34k: First production run

The initial stage in mass production of the product which is expected to be done after the molding and certificate processes complete.

INJECTION MOLDING 

We secured a well-reputed and experienced manufacturer regarding the process of injection molding and its requirements. Eventually, as this stage occurs high capital expenses involve in the process and we cannot be more cautious than to take action in preparing them. We made sure that for a design as precision demanding as ours (with all the sharp elevations), we can only get best quality surface finish materials. The manufacturer is known to be an expert in bringing the aesthetic and technical balance optimization, as well as delivering molds closest to our idea. In that manner, the period of time that is needed for us will obviously be longer than a couple of months. Strategically speaking, to overcome this long lead time for our crucial inventory, we opt out to work with suppliers that are nearest to our operations and that meet our requirements in this moment, in order to have better control of the supply chain.

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS 

As discussed above, we took steps to ensure more control over the supply chain and logistics portion of our operations. Additionally, the most risk prone period is the process of moving the prototype to production. There could be numerous unanticipated roadblocks and bottlenecks that could make the process slower and take more of our precious time. So we researched, discussed and exchanged information on our design concept extensively. We concluded that only a manufacturer in person can validate the concept regarding production line requirements. In order to provide them with accurate designs, we have used CNC and 3D printing technology, as a part of our manufacturing partner’s facilitation. 

Despite the number of risks and challenges that have evolved over time, we are committed to face and resolve any issues that may arise from the production process. Thank you so much for checking out our SoGo Mini Kickstarter Campaign, and please make sure to like and share!

Risks and challenges

When it comes to creating a new and innovative product, there will always be challenges that will occur no matter how prepared you are or think you are. Given that challenge, we have already contacted and have started working on plans of actions that we can connect with in case of any issues that may and will occur to help keep production times at a very minimum. We will make sure to keep you updated as much as possible.

Thank you
Richard White
Owner, NimbX Technology
Think-Design-Create
www.sogomini.com
www.nimbxtech.com

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FAQ

  • Multipoint allows connecting the speaker with more than 1 device at the same time. So you can connect your phone to one speaker within the Bluetooth range. Then another speaker within range of first speaker connects to it. Effectively a network of speakers each within any other one’s range can be formed using multipoint.

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  • No, space constraints didn't allow us but you can stream iHeart radio, Pandora, or any other radio/music app from your smart phone directly to speaker.

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  • We thought the spirit behind “Sound on the Go” is so perfect to use for naming our mini speakers.

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  • SoGo is a full range dynamic system which sounds bigger than its looks. It produces amazing sound quality like a HI FI large surround sound system in one small speaker.

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  • Yes. It has a line in for a 3.5 mm jack and line in for audio device to speaker.

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  • A Rechargeable battery last 20+ hrs, a best in class for our specifications. You will never be left stranded for want of power.

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  • It can be used with any smart phone charger or USB port on computer. No headphones and No line in cable.

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  • The app can be used to control the RGB lights on the SoGo Mini. It can also set an alarm with loud music and flashing colors. The app is set to pair with two SoGo Mini speakers simultaneously. The app also allows you to adjust the music. The Code is also Open Source so you can customize any way you like.

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  • all overseas purchases subject to "import tax" based on their country. All purchasing parties are required to pay the financial fees associated with their countries import fees. This is not included in the shipping cost and purchase price of item. There are NO import taxes for USA. We will notify you if there is any import taxes for your country at end of campaign.

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  • The SoGo will work with PC, MAC, iPhone, Android Devices, Apple Devices, Windows Devices and any other gadget that has Bluetooth or NFC.

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  • Any Bluetooth device running Spotify, Pandora etc. can stream the service to SoGo, so Yes, SoGo works with these streaming services.

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  • It reaches 90dB+/- depending on setting and surrounding noise or interference.

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  • Short answer..No. We wanted to make this as smooth, unique, and less bulky overall. All volume control can be used with any PC, MAC, Iphone, ect that you are connected to. If you like, there are adapters online you can purchase if you would like a tactile volume control.

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    Pledge $5 and get your very own 3d printed flexible ring or wristband saying "SoGo Mini backer".You can pick any of the same colors offered as the Rings for the SoGo Mini. View a 3d model here: https://skfb.ly/zIuA

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    EARLY BIRDS SPECIAL | Your a ROCK Star! For helping us get the ball rolling, you’ll get a SoGo Mini in the new Platinum Silver before anyone else for only $49! Plus your choice of 1 ring of any color offered. At this special price we just ask and hope that you help us spread the word! Retail Price: $99. Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand. Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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    THE WATERS FINE, COME ON IN | You’ll be one of the FIRST to get the SoGo Mini in Platinum Silver or High Gloss Metallic Black, or High Gloss Winter White. Plus your choice of 1 ring of any color offered. This will normally retail for $99, but you will be able fill your home with High Quality sound and cool RGB LED lights for only $99. Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand. Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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    EARLY BIRD PAIR, CHIRP CHIRP | You’ll get TWO SoGo Mini (to be used in sync or separately), each in your choice of Platinum Silver or High Gloss Metallic Black, or High Gloss Winter White. Plus your choice of 2 rings of any color offered. Get these before anyone else and use them simultaneously to annoy your neighbors, or for a fun day or night with the family. Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand. Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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    STACK UP, SUIT UP | You’ll get THREE SoGo Mini(to be used in sync or separately), each in your choice of Platinum Silver or High Gloss Metallic Black, or High Gloss Winter White. Plus your choice of 3 rings of any color offered. Get one for home, one for the office, and one for the garage. Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand.Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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    HELLO COLOR | For Kickstarter backers only! You’ll get THREE SoGo Mini(to be used in sync or separately), each in your choice of Platinum Silver or High Gloss Metallic Black, or High Gloss Winter White, or Metallic Kickstarter Green. Plus your choice of 3 rings of any color offered. Not only will you be annoying the neighbors you’ll look good doing it! Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand. Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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    EXTREAMLY LIMITED CHROME EDITION | Only on Kickstarter! Only ONCE! You’ll get FOUR SoGo Mini(to be used in sync or separately) in the gorgeous EXTREAMLY limited HIGH Gloss Chrome color edition, each individually numbered. Plus your choice of 4 rings of any color offered. We’re only making 100 of these! Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand.Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black, Chrome. Note: This is NOT Chrome Material, only dyed/sprayed Chrome. Material Is ABS.

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    PARTY PACK,EARTH SHAKER EDITION| you’ll get 5 SoGo Mini in Platinum Silver or High Gloss Metallic Black, or High Gloss Winter White or Metallic Kickstarter Green, including one individually numbered limited edition unit. ONLY for Kickstarter! With 5 units you can pass them to your friends or fill the house, patio, garage or wherever with great sound in a compact form! Plus your choice of 6 rings of any color offered. Want more? Add: $5 for each additional ring. Add $7 for each stand.Ring Colors: Red, White, Green, Blue, Pink, Black.

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