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MINI AUDIOBy MINI AUDIO
First created
MINI AUDIOBy MINI AUDIO
First created
£21,225
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
398
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 4 years ago

About

 Hi and thanks for checking out our project, we can’t wait to show it to you!

The MINI AUDIO Mi™ Speaker is the smallest most powerful and most intuitive product ever to enhance your media experience, with just one touch control, the rest is done for you. It seamlessly connects via Bluetooth, and for devices with NFC it only takes a few seconds to pair. The sound volume goes up to a very loud 90dB, so you can share and enjoy music. The battery life lasts for up to 10 hours, so you can enjoy it for longer without worrying about having to recharge the speaker.

The Sound Quality Test.....

 WHY MINI AUDIO Mi?

Over the years technology companies have revolutionised the world, they have made multimedia devices such as phones, tablets and laptops that changed our lives. However one aspect of these devices has always let them down, the sound quality though their inbuilt speakers. In order to experience multimedia to its full potential you need to experience true sound. But currently these devices are only capable of producing a loud noise. The problem is with this poor sound quality you can recognise the music, but you cannot hear the multiple layers that make up the sound track to experience the music in true sound. With MINI AUDIO Mi we feel that we have solved this problem, and can revolutionise the way you experience your media devices. We have designed the speaker to be small enough so you can take it anywhere, and has the sound quality to deliver true sound for its size.

THE SIZE

 At just 5cm tall and weighing in at under 90 grams this speaker is truley small and light. Because of its size and combined with its amazing sound quality its truly in a league of its own. Nothing else comes close. MINI AUDIO Mi is designed to enable the user to experience their music to its full potential, all from something the size of an egg.

 THE DESIGN

What makes the our speaker so unique is its made from a single piece of aluminium, which has been treated to produce a lightly textured finish which is beautiful yet durable, and the top edges have been chamfered to create a high polished finish and create a unique look.

The Colours

The colours have taken many attempts to get right. But we feel they have turned out fantastically well. We now have six beautiful colours to share with you.

The Indicator

The speaker also has a single multicoloured led indicator on the front. Its functional and looks amazing. 


THE SPECIFICATIONS

 The speaker has one button built in to its base, we put button in the base of the speaker to keep it hidden. We wanted to do this, to retain the speakers overall look. Once paired the speaker is controlled via your device, the button on the speaker can still be used to pause and play music, and also to answer and end calls.

BLUETOOTH

The speaker is enabled with the latest Bluetooth technology which allows you to wirelessly connect and play music. Almost every phone, tablet and laptop is equipped with bluetooth. MINI AUDIO Mi is universally compatible so works with IOS, MAC OSX, ANDROID, WINDOWS, BLACKBERRY and any other device with bluetooth.

Seamless Integration

Once paired the speaker also displays its battery life via an icon on your device, so you always know how much battery you have left.

3.5mm CONNECTION

Don’t have a Bluetooth device? Its not a problem: MINI AUDIO Mi has got a 3.5mm audio input, and comes standard with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable (gold plated at both ends for optimal sound quality). Allowing you to plug-in any device without Bluetooth functionality.

NFC

 The speaker has inbuilt NFC technology, making pairing an NFC compatible device a matter of seconds. All thats required is to touch the phone and speaker for a few seconds and pairing is complete.

 MICROPHONE

The microphone is high sensitivity and perfect for handsfree calling. Also ideal for Skype and FaceTime and also group conference calls.

CHARGING PORT

To make the speaker as small and as compact as we wanted to, we decided to ditch a power charging port all together as they take up too much space on the motherboard, and lead bulky designs. So instead we re-engineered the speaker to use a single 3.5mm jack port for both charging and music input.

THE SOUND PERFORMANCE

THE SPEAKER

The MINI AUDIO Mi unibody houses a high quality single stereo 4cm speaker. Which is one of the best quality 4cm speakers in the world for its size. This speaker was hand selected for its performance capabilities. 

THE SOUND CHIP

The MINI AUDIO Mi speaker has an in-house custom audio chip, custom tuned to deliver the best possible sound from the speaker it houses. The sound will amplify to over 90dB without distortion, which is more than enough to fill a large room with sound.

WHY THE MINI AUDIO Mi IS SO DIFFERENT

During research, we discovered that all the current smaller speakers on the market use generic sound chips, which all produce very similar sound characteristics. Listening to them hours on end we noticed one main similarity with them all. When playing a sound loudly or mid volume, songs with vocals had no range of vocal bass. Meaning a Bruno Mars vocal on a track sounds too high with no bass and with no depth to the vocals.

WHAT WE DID

We used this information to develop our custom audio chip with our sound engineer, to deliver the best possible sound from the speaker we used. We worked on trying to get as much reality bass to the vocal sound range as possible. After months of testing, we nailed it. The highs were clean and not over powering and the mid range for vocals were perfect, this really brought songs to life.

THE BATTERY

During research we found conventional portable speakers including leading brands had a main flaw concerning battery power. It was not so much the lack of life but the ability to hold the charge. So we solved this by using a battery which was not only high capacity but would also hold its charge for up to one year with minimal energy loss. Making the speaker ready to use whenever you demand it.

WE DIDNT JUST STOP AT THE SPEAKER, SAY HELLO TO ITS HOME.

THE STEALTH CARRY CASE

 We didn't think our speaker deserved the typical box packaging, because its too good for one. So to do it justice we made it a true luxury home, a carry case made and designed with the same principals as the speaker, highest quality, super functionality and sublime design. 

The Stealth carry case holds the MINI AUDIO Mi speaker in its luxury compartment. It fits the speaker like a glove with a magnetic lid for easy access.

The inside of the case has a hidden compartment for all it accessories. The 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and the usb to 3.5mm charging cable. 

When the magnetic lid is closed it provides the speaker and all its accessories with complete protection, in complete luxury.

SIZE FOR SIZE COMPARISON

We tested the MINI AUDIO Mi speaker along side the leading products on the market the same size and slightly larger and the MINI AUDIO Mi simply outclasses them all. It has excelled in both sound quality and volume power. For its size its simply unbeatable.

Why Kickstarter?

We are a small company based in the UK, but with a large vision. Most audio brands are owned by large companies who monopolise markets. We believe in kickstarters as much as we believe in our own products.

we want you all to be the first we share our project with. In return kickstarter will enable you all to become the first in the world to experience our product. As this is a kickstarter world exclusive, we are offering backers an exclusivelydiscounted price, as well as getting your hands on a MINI AUDIO Mi speaker before anyone else in the world.

Project Timeline

We have completed our final stages of prototyping development and testing. The funds raised from this project will be used to pay for our tooling and first production costs, in order to get the product in to your hands.

Our production time line is as follows if we get successful funding by the 20th August

August 20th - Tooling casting, component assembly.

September 20th - Assembly and testing.

October 20th - Bulk Shipping Started.

November 30th - All incentives shipped and complete.

Thank you

Risks and challenges

Designing and building a high quality product is not a simple task. We have a very good team and I'm confident we can over deliver peoples expectations.

One of my main goals is to make sure that everything down to the last detail is always perfect. This can be challenging at times, but the end result is always worth it. At the end of the day we want users to experience something new and truly innovative and of the highest quality.

We are bringing MINI AUDIO Mi to KICKSTARTERS at a stage where we feel that we have ironed out all the flaws and checked & tested all the details. We have tried and tested numerous design changes of hardware and software and feel that we are now at the stage where our product is finally finished and ready to launch.

We have fantastic relationships built up with our manufacturers and we are happy they can fulfil all the orders we anticipate in timely manner.

If any complications do arise, they will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Everyone backing this project will be notified and kept up to date with any changes.

That is our promise.

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    You will receive a MINI AUDIO Mi Polo Shirt, available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Colours Options are black or white.
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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi in Stealth Black, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi in Graphite Grey, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi in Light Silver, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi Aurum Gold, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi in Azure Blue, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    You will be the first in the world to receive a MINI AUDIO Mi in Rose Pink, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe.

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    EARLY BIRD DOUBLE - You'll be one of the first to get TWO MINI AUDIO Mi speakers in any colours of your choice, also included is the stealth magnetic travel case, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable and 3.5mm to usb charging cabe with both. At this special price all we ask is that you help us get the word out.

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    Ultimate Pack V I P - Next Model development pack. We will fly you to the UK (tickets and accommodation included for 3 Nights) you will come directly to our head office, and you will be directly involved with the design and development of the next model in the M Series range of speakers. You will also receive a custom gift from us.

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Funding period

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