A small device that clips onto your iPad, increasing the volume output. A perfect accessory for watching movies, gaming, and music. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 7, 2011.
About this project
Update: We now have a SoundJaw t-shirt! We have received many emails from parents of young children saying that they hate to give their kids headphones and that the SoundJaw is the solution they have been waiting for. That's what inspired us to make this t-shirt. This shirt is sure to be a conversation starter and we hope you enjoy the design and see the humor.
This shirt will be made in the USA to ensure quality and custom shirts in (small) quantities are not cheap. If you would like this please just add $25 dollars to your pledge to cover the cost of the shirt and the additional shipping. I will send out a survey after funding to ask t-shirt sizes and I will also give you a couple color options (white is for sure but if I get enough orders we can do pink and black as well). Feel free to message me with any special requests. The artwork is done by a friend of mine, check out his site for more of his work.
A Close Up Of The Design
On A T-Shirt
Up until recently the SoundJaw was untested on the iPad (first gen). I had made a fatal error called "assumption", thinking that it wouldn't fit. Well... It does! It is not a perfect fit as the device was made for the iPad 2, a much thinner body, but it does the job. Check out the picture below.
The SoundJaw on the iPad 1
The SoundJaw is an accessory that works to redirect your iPad's sound, giving it a louder and richer tone. You won't believe the difference this can make. I'm sure you can hear the difference on the video but it is even greater when in person. The SoundJaw is VERY portable, making it easy to keep in your pocket. I have used it for anything from watching movies to listening to music far away. It makes the biggest difference when you are outside or a place with a lot of noise (plane, car, train, etc.) The testing done to make sure the sound was loud enough was only half of what I was concerned about. The iPad 2 is unmatched in its slim design and I didn't want to take that away.
Works perfectly with the Smart Cover
The SoundJaw is made to compliment the slim look without the added bulk you may expect. You can hold the iPad in landscape or portrait mode and the SoundJaw won't interfere with the placement of your hands. In my opinion the SoundJaw doesn't detract from the iPad's good looks, it adds to them. If you want your iPhone 4 to experience similar results it will fit it as well. I can't demonstrate this just yet however because the SoundJaw is made from a very rigid resin at the moment. Once it is made out of a more flexible plastic it will definitely go on, and if it doesn't I'll refund your money for sure.
We love the SoundJaw
The thin design makes sure it is not in the way
I am going to be making this device out of plastic, which involves a lot of up front costs. The mold itself is a very expensive investment and so I need the Kickstarter community's help. I have already put money into this so I could keep the funding price low. $7,000 will be enough to get SoundJaw off the ground to guarantee this projects success. I have many future ideas that I'm sure you guys will love. Please continue to check back frequently as I will have updated rewards and video demos.
Take it everywhere
If this project does well I will be shooting a video commercial involving a helicopter and the SoundJaw. I will also have a reward to accompany it if someone wants to take place in a video that is sure to go viral.
Thanks for looking and backing.
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You can now order your SoundJaw on soundjaw.com
Pledge $3 or more
COLOR COMMITTEE- Want a say in the colors available for the SoundJaw? Due to the fact that the manufacturing cost goes up when we start to customize we can't offer too many colors right now. We are going to do black and white for sure but are not sure on the others. We most likely will offer 2 more colors but would like your input. The first $3 you spend on this reward gets you a vote in what color you want. For each additional dollar you spend you get another vote.
For Example: $5= 3 votes. $10=8 votes. $100= 98 votes.
At the end of the project I will send out a survey asking what color you want, you may divide votes among multiple colors if you wish. I will then add up all the votes and provide you with the results.
Pledge $5 or more
If you love the project and would like to see it succeed but don't have an iPad 2 at the moment you can pledge 5 bucks to help the cause.
Pledge $15 or more
100 backers All gone!
Due to the fact that the Kickstarter community is based on integrity I'm doing a discounted tier for those who intend to spread the word. Whether it's your friends, blogs, or Twitter, SoundJaw would love the publicity. Oh yeah, this reward will get you a SoundJaw.
Pledge $20 or more
You have just bought the SoundJaw accessory. I will be mailing it as soon as the manufacturing process is done. (If you are international please consider throwing in a few extra bucks to cover shipping... Thank you)
Pledge $45 or more
You will get the SoundJaw plus I will send you pictures, 3d CAD models, journal entries, and other things that I have collected in the whole design and manufacturing process.
Pledge $60 or more
20 backers Limited (30 left of 50)
You will get all that is listed above plus an extra SoundJaw. In addition you will be sent a numbered handmade clay prototype of the SoundJaw immediately after the funded project closes. The clay is the same clay I used to design the SoundJaw. It is not as beautiful as the plastic product but does a great job of enhancing the sound. Due to the time involved in making these I have set the limit to 50.
Pledge $225 or more
If you live close to Denver Colorado I would love to meet up for lunch. If you pledge at this level I will also give you 8 SoundJaw's for your amazing support.
Pledge $750 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
Don't have an iPad 2 yet? I already have a few and would like to send one to you. This reward gives you a brand new iPad 2 with 10 SoundJaws to pass out to your friends.
Pledge $1,900 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
This reward is titled "I have a dream". I would love to shoot an Internet commercial. It will involve an iPad and a helicopter. I'm not going to give specifics but I don't think the iPad will look as pretty when we are done. This will be a pricey endeavor but definitely amazing. I'm sure it will go viral. What's in it for you? I would love it if you could be in the video. This will mean going up in the helicopter and such. You will also get the carcass of the iPad. There is only one spot available.
Additional Bonus: You will be an honorary member of the "Color Committee" with 250 votes. This will give you a very important role in picking out the colors I will offer the SoundJaw in.
Thanks in advance!
- (35 days)