About this project
Upgrade your mobile music listening experience forever, period.
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Since the introduction of smartphones, streaming audio and videos on the go has become the norm. We have the convenience to stream sound anywhere in the world, but the sound quality is often compromised for convenience and portability. With the newest audio chip module, the COBBLE provides the highest sound quality with Hi-Res Audio. It also resolves the problem of your headphones not being able to use its built-in functions on your smartphone!
By using the newest audio amplifier module certified by Apple, you will be able to enjoy your music without any hassles. The COBBLE consists of the latest chipset made by Cirrus Logic, uniting DAC with AMP protocols to playback outstanding music.
The new era of digital music revolution starts from COBBLE. Whether it's streaming music or your own collection, COBBLE will always bring you a completely different experience.
Plug and Use
COBBLE does not need a complicated pairing process. Just plug and play; it doesn’t get any easier than that.
In addition, COBBLE is the world's first portable amplifier that is compatible with your earphones. You have full control of your media through the mic box on the earphone wire, and if you receive a call while in use, simply speak through the mic on the earphones.
COBBLE is just so easy to use, allowing you to use your phone like usual without changing anything.
COBBLE is fully compatible with all of your iPhone functions, gives you quality sound while still weighing less than AA battery. Is your current amplifier bulky, uncomfortable or distracting? If you answered yes, then COBBLE is the solution for you!
Compare to older, larger and heavier portable amplifiers, especially in an era of where having lighter and smaller devices reign supreme, COBBLE is your best option.
COBBLE is made of aerospace grade aluminum alloy. It weighs less than an ounce, but it could withstand up to 100 lbs of pressure. It's so light, it feels like nothing is there!
The size of the COBBLE is the same size of a small rock; you can even fit the COBBLE in the coin pocket of your jeans.
Without extra batteries, COBBLE eliminates the hassle of recharging the device, allowing you to enjoy your music without delay.
When you get a new iDevice and can't use your favorite headphone, COBBLE is your best solution. It is capable of supporting higher impendence headphones with high quality music, allowing you to enjoy your music to the fullest.
With COBBLE, we provide the perfect solution to that problem. Light, strong, yet capable, easy to use, the COBBLE is world’s first portable amplifier that allows you to use the built-in microphone of your headphones to control playback of your media, as well as make and receive calls while in use. Different from other amplifier, we designed COBBLE to resemble its natural state, in serene beauty and strength. Therefore, COBBLE symbolizes the purest sound that washes over our ear and touches our heart.
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See COBBLE in Action
One of our stretch goals is to develop an app exclusively for COBBLE. Some of the anticipated functions include a media player, playlist editor, and equalizer. This app will also have updates when Apple releases new software updates. You will be able to enjoy the latest apps, compatible with iOS, and of course, COBBLE can still be used normally without the app.
The new integrated audio chip gives COBBLE the ability to playback at 24-bit, or 48 kHz to 192 kHz sound, making it easy to enjoy high-resolution sound anytime, anywhere.
Fully supports iOS devices (with Lightning input) for direct media control and call handling functionalities. And we promise COBBLE will get the MFI certification.(Made for iDevise)
Make Your Own COBBLE
Awesome Stretch Goals
Research and Development
Manufacturing Chassis Ready
Risks and challenges
We currently have fully-functional prototypes ready and is in the process of undergoing product usability testing. In the past year, we have overcome numerous technical difficulties, ranging from applying a new metal technology (to form the cobble shape) to securing a more powerful chipset to give our backers the best performance possible. In order to ensure Cobble’s full compatibility with Apple devices, we have undergone the MFi Certification, Apple’s official (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad” / certification) process. As with any certification process, there are always risks. However, with our team’s extensive expertise in hardware optimization and past successful Apple certification experience, we are expecting the certification to be completed by April. With a MFI-certified Cobble, backers can focus on the music experience and not have to worry about device incompatibility issues.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
With hardware projects, there are always potential risks in shipment delays due to inefficiencies in supply chain management. We are currently working with a number of qualified and experienced vendors that are within a close vicinity of our manufacturer to prevent manufacturing downtime or key component supply shortage. Therefore, we are confident that we will achieve the milestones set out in this project.
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