When packing for a trip, we want to bring useful products that don’t take up too much space in our luggage. Only the necessary things that will help make our trip more enjoyable. But with increasing number of devices we own, our luggage only seems to be getting heavier and more cluttered.
Introducing POLATAP Traveler Kit, a Bluetooth Audio and Battery total solution for travelers.
Pouch for electronics, bulky Bluetooth speaker, big headphones, ear plugs, portable battery, and various charging cables for different electronics with some devices only accepting dedicated chargers.
POLATAP Traveler Kit Luggage
Our simple yet comprehensive kit has everything you need for your next trip, all contained in a small dedicated Carrying Case.
POLATAP Traveler Kit contains five products:
1. Active Noise Cancelling Earphones - World-class noise cancelling performance, ergonomic fit, superior sound quality, aptX codec, and up to 400 hours of active noise cancelling with Battery Hub.
2. Bluetooth Receiver - Turn any wired headphones wireless. Supports any wired audio product, compact size, and compatible with in-flight entertainment using the included 3.5mm audio cable.
3. Metal Clip Accessory - Use with Bluetooth Receiver for easy headphone wire management by clipping onto shirt or pocket.
4. Battery Hub - 6,000mAh capacity, turbo charging, premium aluminum design, and supports Lightning, Micro-USB, and USB-C plugs for charging the battery as well as all three ports for charging your devices.
5. Speaker Block - Efficient 3W audio driver and 200 hours of play time with Battery Hub.
6. Cable Kit - Built-in Lightning & Micro-USB charging cables, and supports simultaneous charging.
7. Carrying Case - One small portable case to carry it all.
The Traveler Kit is a modular set of Bluetooth audio and charging products that uses a 9-pin magnetic system to charge devices and enable active noise cancelling features. The magnets snap together, making this modular system effortless to connect.
POLATAP products can be magnetically connected in any orientation. Any combination works. You can practically do it in the dark or with your eyes closed.
POLATAP has incredible flexibility when it comes to connectivity. You don't have to carry any additional accessories or cables around because POLATAP supports all connectivity options for all of your devices.
The active noise cancelling technology works by using POLATAP Earphones together with the Bluetooth Receiver, making the Earphones incredibly lightweight and battery-free.
The Bluetooth Receiver supplies the power and controls the active noise cancelling technology, and they are transmitted to the Earphones over the 3.5mm audio connection.
Taking advantage of the huge battery in the Battery Hub, you can enjoy active noise cancelling for longer than one week. All you have to do is snap the Bluetooth Receiver onto the Battery Hub to charge it when you need to. The noise cancelling feature can be used for up to 12 hours without being charged by the Battery Hub, and 6 hours or less when used together with music play-back or voice calls depending on the volume of sound.
Audio transparency feature allows external sound to not just pass-through, but amplify only the sounds that you want to hear. A dedicated button is easily accessible on the Bluetooth Receiver, instantly letting you hear what's going on around you without having to take your earphones out.
There’s a reason why POLATAP’s Earphones are more compact than any other active noise cancelling earphones. There are actually no batteries in the Earphones at all.
Many earphones require dedicated batteries for active noise cancelling. Having to charge the earphones themselves with a separate charger can be annoying and not to mention you might lose the charging cable. However, we developed a way to send power through the earphone wires without requiring a dedicated battery for active noise cancelling.
We partnered with GMK, an innovative fabless semiconductor company who provide proprietary single-wire connectivity solutions. We've achieved a battery-free noise cancelling earphones by adapting GPCI(GMK Power Communication Interface) into POLATAP’s Bluetooth Receiver.
We have made a fantastic partnership with CRESYN, one of the most respected names in audio product, and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer electronics. Our team has successfully achieved a superior audio quality while maintaining a compact design thanks to CRESYN’s acoustic team.
We've gone through multiple iterations of testing to perfect the performance of the Earphones.
We've visited one of the noisiest, yet coolest, place on planet earth, Time Square, New York, with our Noise Cancelling Earphones. See how the people in Time Square reacted to our noise cancelling feature:
3.5mm audio jacks are disappearing from smartphones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep using your favorite pair of wired headphones. POLATAP Bluetooth Receiver can turn any wired headphones or speakers into a wireless device, letting you stream your music wirelessly.
The Bluetooth Receiver also comes with a metal clip accessory for clipping onto your shirt or pocket, so you can listen to music without getting your wires tangled.
In any rental or privately-owned car, plug the Bluetooth Receiver into the 3.5mm audio plug to hear everything that goes on in your smartphone through your car stereo: navigation, music, or hands-free calling. No setup or additional pairing required.
You can even use your favorite hi-fi speakers in your home or office. Just plug and play.
1. Snap the Bluetooth Receiver and metal clip accessory together.
2. Plug in your audio via 3.5mm audio plug.
3. Pair the Bluetooth Receiver with a device source like your smartphone.
Built-in support for Lightning, Micro-USB, and USB-C charging devices. The 6,000mAh portable battery (3X the battery capacity of iPhone 7) supports simultaneous charging of up to three different devices. The Battery Hub also acts as a charging hub for the Traveler Kit, providing plenty of charge for all of POLATAP’s products.
Charge the Battery Hub, and one device
Plug power adaptor to Battery Hub's USB-C port to charge the battery. And plug any charging cable to the USB-A port to charge a device.
Charge two devices simultaneously
Plug a USB-C compatible device to the USB-C port. And plug any charging cable to the USB-A port to charge another device.
POLATAP’s Cable Kit contains both Lightning and Micro-USB charger ports and is able to charge both at the same time. Unlike common portable batteries, you can charge both iPhone and Android devices simultaneously, without having to bring extra charging cables. The chargers fold easily into the Cable Kit, keeping them compact and cleanly organized.
Connect the Battery Hub to POLATAP’s Cable Kit and charge either Lightning or Micro-USB device using the built-in charging cable.
Charge three devices at the same time
Charge up to three devices simultaneously by using POLATAP Cable Kit (Lightning + micro-USB) and Battery Hub's USB-A port while connected to the power adaptor.
Also charge the Battery Hub itself
The Battery Hub, connected with Cable Kit, allows the battery itself to be charged by any connecting the power adaptor to any one of three ports (Lightning, micro-USB, or USB-C port). Battery Hub's smart ID checker enables it to detect where the power source is coming from and safely charge itself.
Charge up to four devices while charging the Battery Hub
If your friends are running low, your Battery Hub becomes literally the hub for charging your devices as well as your friend's devices.
At just 17mm thin, POLATAP Speaker Block is the world's thinnest 3W portable speaker. It contains only the 3W driver, and can be used when connected together with the Battery Hub for source of power and Bluetooth Receiver for wireless connectivity.
The Speaker Block can play music continuously for up to 200 hours while connected to the Battery Hub and Bluetooth Receiver.
1. Connect Speaker Block to Battery Hub for source of power.
2. Connect Bluetooth Receiver on the other side of the Battery Hub for wireless pairing.
3. Pair with a source device, like your smartphone to start listening.
For Kickstarter backers, we are offering an elegant black carrying case!
1. *Christmas Shipping: Shipping out on Dec/18th with Air Express for 3~5 days delivery time.
*This is limited to the backers only who have pledged Wireless Audio by December 3rd (EST) and have provided their shipping information by December 5th (EST) to receive it by Christmas. For rest of the backers, shipping date will be the same (December 18th or when your funding is verified), but you may not expect the shipping to be fulfilled by this Christmas because we should ship them out via normal air.
2. *Shipping in December : Shipping out on Dec/18th with normal air for 7~14days delivery time
*This applies to all the backers who have pledged Wireless Audio(Single/Double/Ten) or Wireless Audio + All-In-One after December 3rd (EST)
3. *Shipping in Jan: 1~2 weeks delivery time
*For all the backers who have pledged the All-In-One Traveler(Single, Double, Five, Ten, Early, Super Early, and KS Special)
4. *Shipping in Feb: 1~2 weeks delivery time
*Only applies to the backers who have pledged the All-In-One Traveler Single: Limited
POLATAP is a Travel Kit where its functionality truly shines when used all together. However, during our pre-marketing interviews in New York and Hong Kong Electronics Fair, we also received feedback that some people wanted flexibility in purchasing parts of the Traveler Kit.
Some wanted only the Bluetooth Receiver or Bluetooth Receiver with Earphones. And a few people wanted the whole Traveler Kit except the POLATAP earphones.
We’ve promised them to offer these options, and we’re happy to say that all backers can now freely choose any one from our Traveler Kit package combinations below.
We wanted to make POLATAP as affordable as possible for Kickstarter backers. For the limited Kickstarter specials, we priced POLATAP as close to the original production cost as possible. This is possible because we got rid of the middleman.
We've also worked with the manufacturing factories in China to refine the production process, making them cost-efficient.
And POLATAP's modular system means that there are no redundant components, basically making each product in the Traveler Kit cheaper than any other competitors in the same quality level.
Bluetooth Receiver Pairing - Play/Pause Media, taking calls, volume control - all wireless with Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Receiver Pairing - PCB
Testing Battery Hub + Cable Kit combo
Speaker Block audio performance testing #1
Speaker Block audio performance testing #2
In comparison with similar spec'd 3W portable speaker, and a laptop with B&O tuned audio.
POLATAP is a tech startup founded in Manhattan, New York on September 2017.
Before POLATAP officially began in 2017, our team had countless discussions about the concept of the travel kit and its feasibility, commercial value, and technical challenges. We are aware that our product concepts are challenging, but still achievable, considering our experience and specialization in the field of wireless products, wireless connectivity, magnetic dynamics and power management.
What we want to create are truly indispensable device for all travelers. We spent months looking into devices that smartphone users typically need when traveling, especially traveling long distances. Our conclusion is that battery charging, audio listening, and easy accessibility are frequent needs in homes, public transport, airplanes, hotels and other outdoor locations out on the road. Ultimately, we are confident that we can realize and evolve this product base to portable power charging and wireless hub platforms that universally work with many mobile accessories and smartphones. The starting point for this Kickstarter is not limited to the usual essentials, and will expand to additional creative applications in our two-year roadmap for future products.
Our team is totally committed for this Kickstarter campaign. We’ve spent nights and days working on this project, and tested every possibility to deliver the best product in your hand. With the final prototype, we made sure everything is on perfect track for mass production. Now, we are ready to manufacture and ship them out to you.
In case you haven't already, please share this project and let your friends and family know about us so we can get there even faster!
Risks and challenges
POLATAP is nearly completed and we have made preliminary agreements with our manufacturers. We’re currently ramping up at our factory and ready to meet the estimated delivery times. We’ve done our very best to estimate demand and create a solid production plan, but sometimes forecasts are not able to hit the mark perfectly. In this case, we’ll let you know the reasons and correct it as soon as possible.
We're aware of the challenges during production, packaging and shipping worldwide. However, we have top-notch advisors onboard where, with their extensive background and work experiences, we can hit the ground running. We’ll work hard and deliver you an incredible product, which has been our responsibility since the beginning of this project. We can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on the POLATAP Traveler Kit!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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