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A Bluetooth receiver that can connect to 3 devices simultaneously and offers great sound quality.
102 backers pledged £10,680 to help bring this project to life.

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Jambadoo is a Bluetooth audio receiver that can connect to 3 devices simultaneously and play music from all of them, while giving great sound quality.

Don't forget to look at the Updates Section to keep up to date with what we are doing and for more video demos.

Here's Jambadoo in action:

Multiple Simultanious Bluetooth Connections
Multiple Simultanious Bluetooth Connections
Jambadoo
Jambadoo

More information can be found at www.jambadoo.com.

How is Jambadoo different from any Bluetooth receiver already in the market?

Available Bluetooth receivers only allow one phone to be connected at a time. With Jambadoo, you and two of your your friends will be connected and ready to play music. As soon as you press PLAY, your phone's music come out from the speakers. You don't need others to PAUSE, and you don't need to disconnect and reconnect which takes a lot of time and causes awkward silences. It's easy, fun and allows to share your music with all. When your friends press PLAY, their music come out from the speaker and your music is automatically Paused. As simple as that! Try, it! We're the first and only to offer this experience.

Of course, Jambadoo brings all the goodies that come with a great audio product: it uses high quality audio codecs such as aptX and give you digital audio output in addition to the standard analogue one. Great battery life (10h+) and good range (10 to 20m) are also not to be underestimated.

Connects to every Bluetooth Phone
Connects to every Bluetooth Phone

What have we done so far?

We have invested a lot of time and effort to get multi-connection to a point where it's simple, easy, and reliable to use. It may sound like a straight forward idea, however, it took hours and hours of development and testing. The main changes we had to face were reviewing low level Bluetooth timing and control messaging and make sure it worked with every phone available. This is something that has not been done before and we have filed several patents.

We now have fully functional prototypes we use everyday in our office and at home. Our goal is to take this team pet project into production so that everybody can enjoy it!

Easy to Use
Easy to Use

Who are we?

We are a group of engineers working in Cambridge, England. We work for BlueCreation, a company specialising in Bluetooth and audio. We started working on Jambadoo in the office in our spare time because we wanted to push some boundaries and make something unique. We want to share this with you now!

Before BlueCreation, we used to work for CSR, a Bluetooth chip maker which has about 80% market share of all Bluetooth audio accessories and which owns the aptX® audio codec technology.

What will the funding be used for?

We have already invested a lot in building a fully functional prototype with hardware and software that accomplish everything we promised ourselves to do. The money that will be raised from this campaign will be used to bring Jambadoo to production. This includes money to invest in a production plastic injection-mould tooling, setting up manufacturing, obtaining FCC and CE certifications, and producing the initial 300 products.

The milestones for this project are:

1) Complete Phone Interoperability Testing: 15 Jul 2013

2) Select Tool maker and manufacturing partners: 28 Jul 2013 

3) Moulding tool and 20 PCBs produced: 19 Aug 2013

4) 20 pre-production prototypes: 2 Sept 2013

5) Beta testing with feedback: 16 Sept 2013

6) Final PCB and software modifications: 30 Sept 2013

7) Production Run1 (100 units): 4 Nov 2013

8) Certification complete: 11 Nov 2013

9) Production Run2 (>200 units): 24 Nov 2013

What's in the box?

  • The Jambando Bluetooth receiver
  • 1x Mini USB AC Mains Charger cable
  • 1x male to male 3.5mm stereo cable
  • 1x mini-TOSLINK to TOSLINK optical SPDIF adaptor
Prototype Picture - Front
Prototype Picture - Front
Prototype Picture - Back
Prototype Picture - Back
Prototype Picture - Top
Prototype Picture - Top

Tech Specifications

  • Power Supply: micro USB plug
  • Battery: 10 hours operation, 30 hours standby
  • Audio output: 3.5mm analogue audio jack and mini-TOSLINK SPDIF digital audio jack
  • Audio codecs: SBC and Apt-X®
  • Bluetooth Profile: A2DP
  • Weight: 42g
  • Dimensions: 5.0 x 2.0 x 5.8cm
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (backwards compatible)
  • Range: Bluetooth Class 2 (line of sight distance ~15m)

Risks and challenges

Having developed a fully functional prototype we are putting all our efforts so that no logistical challenge will delay the delivery to our backers. We have contacted relevant manufacturing partners, factored in the lead time and delivery schedule any possible technical delays (like unforeseeable moulding difficulties), and we actually believe that we can start delivery before the scheduled date.

However, if it comes to making a decision between quality and timing, we will choose quality as we are determined to bring you the best audio listening experience over Bluetooth. Should this happen, we have additional development resources that we can use to minimize delay.

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    INNOVATOR: Thank you for your support! We'll update you of our progress. And the BlueCreation team will hold an eternal gratitude because YOU are helping us make this great project come to life. This little bit of help means the world to us.

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    PROMOTER: Get a personal Thank you call from a member of the team which is an expert in Bluetooth technology. We will also answer a question you have about Bluetooth, Jambadoo and how it works.

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    BACKER: Get a Jambadoo receiver in Piano Black for our special KickStarter price. The normal price will be about £89 when the product is out.

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    PARTY MODE BACKER: Get a 'Special Edition' Jambadoo that shows up with your name on it and a Party Mode that does a little something special.

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    SPONSOR: Come and meet the team in Cambridge, and see how we bring this project to life. Get a customized Jambadoo with the features you want. Remember we can develop anything on this Bluetooth platform.

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