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backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 5 2013

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OUR IPAD MINIS HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY

  • We use them to watch our favorite movies or TV shows, jam to our favorite music, and pass time with incredible games
  • But there is one problem faced by all of us who own an iPad Mini... and that's its side-facing speaker

Sabine... turning your volume up to 11
Sabine... turning your volume up to 11

NEVER CUP YOUR HANDS AROUND YOUR IPAD MINI AGAIN

  • Sabine is an elegant device that attaches to your iPad Mini and redirects the sound towards the front
  • Sabine is made from the best materials and manufacturing processes available
  • Sabine grips the iPad Mini using an innovative material allowing it to be removed and attached... over and over again

Sabine...jamming in the back yard
Sabine...jamming in the back yard

FINALLY, SOUND AMPLIFICATION THAT LOOKS AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDS

  • Sabine is cut with exacting precision from high quality aluminum 
  • To finish Sabine, we chose anodization... the same process Apple uses to finish their products like the iPad Mini
  • Sabine attaches without adhesive, it leaves no residue and if it loses its grip, simply wash it off and let it dry
Sabine...(for iPad mini) and older brother (for iPad)
Sabine...(for iPad mini) and older brother (for iPad)
Sabine...ingredients
Sabine...ingredients

Sabine... compatible with Apple's Lightning Connector
Sabine... compatible with Apple's Lightning Connector

WE AGONIZED OVER EVERY DETAIL

  • We went through multiple mock-ups, models, and prototypes
  • Everything from the subtle bend at the end of Sabine (to match the curvature of the iPad Mini and allow clearance for the charger) to the radius of the four corners was scrutinized
  • This attention to detail becomes apparent when you begin using your Sabine
Sabine...which color is you?
Sabine...which color is you?

OUR GOAL WITH SABINE WAS SIMPLE

  • We wanted to eliminate the need to cup our hands around our iPad Mini
  • But do so in a way that complemented Apple's design language
  • We succeeded by using superior materials and clean, elegant lines
  • We are crazy about the way it turned out, and hope you are too

Sabine... jamming in the backyard
Sabine... jamming in the backyard
7decibels... t-shirt design
7decibels... t-shirt design

FOUNDED BY ENGINEERS WITH A LOVE FOR APPLE PRODUCTS

  • We are highly trained nerds (and professionals)
  • So naturally, we studied material properties when deciding what Sabine should be made from
  • What we found was impressive... aluminum is over 6 times better at reflecting sound than plastic

Sabine... with science to back it up
Sabine... with science to back it up

THE HARD PART IS DONE, NOW WE JUST NEED YOUR HELP

  • iPad Mini owners the world over are cupping their hands behind their tablets as we speak
  • With your help, we can stop this madness once and for all
  • The design is complete, suppliers lined up... we just need a little Kickstart
Sabine... in four great colors
Sabine... in four great colors

HOW TO ATTACH SABINE

FAQ

Will Sabine work with my case?

We have tested Sabine with a limited number of cases that we have in our possession. It really comes down to the material the case is made from. Sabine will cling to any smooth, hard, flat surface and most of the cases we tried did work.

I really want to order multiple Sabines... why can I only pledge once?

Kickstarter is very clear on rewards with multiples of something. This is a guideline that recently changed and we respect their decision to update their rules. Kickstarter is an amazing avenue to launch products and get the ball rolling. Please help by spreading the word to that friend or family member you were going to buy for!

I am a retailer and I want to carry Sabine in my store...

Excellent! Our ultimate goal with Sabine has always been to get it into a retail environment. Please contact us directly at tommy@7decibels.com or aleksey@7decibels.com.

Will it ship internationally and how much does it cost?

Yes, we ship to all international locations and the shipping cost is $10

Do you ship to PO Boxes?

Yes we do.

What do I have to do to get more than one unit?

Simply multiply the amount of the bid with the number of units you would like.  If you would like 3 units than your bid should be 3*$25 = $75.

Can I order more units after the original pledge?

You may order more units by placing a pre-order on our website www.7decibels.com, but not on Kickstarter.

Can I change my original reward choice of color?

Yes you can.

Can I change my shipping address after the original pledge?

Yes you can.

I would like to review your product.  How can I go about receiving a sample?

Please send us your page address to aleksey@7decibels.com or tommy@7decibels.com and we will get back to you with a notice of approval, if that is the case.  After your request has been approved, we will ship one of our products to you. 

Risks and challenges

We have already selected a manufacturer for Sabine and have received the production prototypes you see in the video. We have had discussions with our supplier on their ability to scale up production once the Kickstarter campaign is funded. They have assured us that they will be able to produce the estimated quantities needed with no sacrifice to the quality of Sabine. We will be personally inspecting each Sabine prior to shipment. This will ensure our backers receive only the very best we have to offer.

We have done our homework and have picked a supplier we think can grow with us, but until we see the results we must carry this as a risk. It's not a question of whether they can craft Sabines to our level of quality, but whether they can ramp up production to meet the demand of what will hopefully be a wildly successful Kickstarter!

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    THE BELIEVER!
    The fact that you were willing to fork over your hard earned cash to support our project means the world to us.
    Let us repay you with a virtual high five and a mention on our website!

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    THE EARLY ADOPTER! - SILVER ANODIZED
    This award level will you get you a beautifully crafted silver Sabine (for iPad mini).

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    THE EARLY ADOPTER! - BLACK ANODIZED
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    THE EARLY ADOPTER! - BLUE ANODIZED
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    THE EARLY ADOPTER! - PINK ANODIZED
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    THE ENTHUSIAST! - SILVER ANODIZED
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    THE FAN! - ANY COLOR + T-SHIRT
    One Sabine and an awesome 7decibels t-shirt for you to wear with pride. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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Funding period

- (30 days)