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Shellphone Loudspeaker is an acoustic amplifier for your iPhone. Individually hand-crafted by us to improve your listening experience. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 20, 2012.

Shellphone Loudspeaker is an acoustic amplifier for your iPhone. Individually hand-crafted by us to improve your listening experience.

About this project

WAAM Industries is a new collaborative design effort, between Andrew Vomhof and Karl Zinsmaster. We have been collaborating as designers and makers for the past decade. This is our first fully developed joint work under the moniker WAAM Industries. 

The Shellphone Loudspeaker began as a simple solution to expand our phones' musical capabilities. Our product functions on the same principle as cupping your hand around a speaker to direct and amplify its sound. Through much experimentation, we have refined the Shellphone Loudspeaker to its current functional and elegant form.  

We are are seeking funding for the Shellphone Loudspeaker to bring our final prototype into production, and introduce it to the masses!  

Our base material is the Whelk shell, a native species of the North Atlantic coast. The Whelk shells are collected on the beaches of Florida by a U.S. supplier that warehouses and sells them after they are cleaned.

In our shop, we will be hand-cutting, shaping and custom fitting each Whelk shell to receive your phone. These processes are necessary to provide optimum functionality of each Shellphone Loudspeaker. Attention to craftsmanship is our passion, and is what makes our products individuals and unique.

With your contributions, we will be able to pay for the workspace, materials, packaging and time needed to individually craft your Shellphone Loudspeakers.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk to the completion of this project is the supply of whelk shells in the size that we use to create the Shellphone Loudspeaker. We are confident there are enough shells in the size we need in warehouses throughout the United States, but if they were to become unavailable somehow, we would need to seek a new supplier or shell, and therefore adjust the design and production as needed.

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    $20 reward

    3 backers

    Our "Thank You Bag" - A canvas tote screen-printed with a message of our gratitude.

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    $60 reward

    15 backers Limited (985 left of 1000)

    A beautiful card for the stocking or tree (Delivered by: 12/22/2012) and a Shellphone Loudspeaker (Delivered by: 3/1/2013)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $65 reward

    18 backers Limited (482 left of 500)

    A beautiful card for the stocking or tree (Delivered by: 12/22/2012) and a Shellphone Loudspeaker (Delivered: by 2/1/2013)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $75 reward

    20 backers All gone!

    A Shellphone Loudspeaker (Delivered: by 12/22/2012) just in time to give as gift. Gift-wrapped!

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    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

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