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INTRODUCING MUSIC WRAP - M25
The Music Wrap is a transformable, health conscious, innovative device that discreetly incorporates music seamlessly into our everyday lives.
With features such as personal sound space, transformable band, IPX5 water resistance, hands-free calling, Music Wrap allows you to enjoy music on the go, without sacrificing your awareness of your surroundings.
Listening to music on the go is an essential part of our everyday lives, and the benefits of music are endless. However, headphones and earbuds are frustrating, disconnect us from our surroundings, cause irreversible damage to our eardrums, and are dangerous on the road.
Some Kind Words from the Press & Our Backers:
DIGITAL TRENDS: "...an interesting alternative to in-ear or over-ear headphones."
YANKO DESIGN: "The MusicWrap is your dedicated audio-minion that packs powerful stereo speakers and a microphone into a slender looking package."
COOLEST-GADGETS: "...it is one tough cookie, with durable design specifications such as weatherproof, anti-shock, dust-proof, and long battery life."
ANDROID COMMUNITY: "Back in the days when headset cables were annoying...most people have this habit of just letting the headphones rest on their shoulders. We're sure that you've done it at least once in your lifetime and wished that sound would be a bit louder--like a speaker."
GIZMAG: "A report released last year by the World Health Organization warned that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due..."
TREND HUNTER: "...is an innovative audio-listening device that combines the very best features of regular Bluetooth earphones and audio speakers."
Ian B: "I was the first to pledge! and was at the CES 2016! Yay!"
Ashley K: "Fantastic invention. I've been thinking about it for years. Decades ago a product was made called Bone Phone..."
PERSONAL SOUND SPACE ON THE GO – We designed a unique sound device that combines the benefits of standard portable speakers and stationary speakers. With the innovative personal sound space, you can discreetly enjoy your music while fully engaging with your surroundings.
You can enjoy nature, listen to your music, and still have full awareness of potential dangers. Easily communicate with friends, family and coworkers without disruption. Wrap it around your shower head and unleash your inner rock star. Or safely cycle through busy roads without the dangers of checking your GPS on the cellphone.
HEALTHY LISTENING – Several studies link earbuds and headphones as one of the leading causes of hearing loss. According to the U.S Department of Health, approximately 26 million Americans between ages of 20-69, have suffered permanent noise-induced hearing loss from extended use of headphones and earbuds. The Music Wrap is designed to protect your eardrums and prevent further damage while personally enjoying your music.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Music Wrap’s unique listening experience makes it especially desirable for the following users:
- Music lover: Listen to your favorite music and at the same time be socially engaged with the world
- Elderly: An inexpensive alternative to hearing aides, and is much easily placed around the neck for your ultimate comfort
- Active lifestyler: A durable sound device suitable for all climates and activities
- Recreational gamer: Enjoy the realistic and social aspect of gaming without burdening your head or ears.
- Frequent flyer: A comfortable alternative that doesn’t impact your ears when you fall asleep during long flights
- Working professional: Enjoy the convenience of the built in microphone, and one-touch answering function that allows for a smooth transition from music to calls
DIRECTIONAL AUDIO – The unique design of the speakers evolved from extensive studies conducted on human behavior, ergonomics, and sound design & material engineering. The innovative audio design is more than a standard Bluetooth speaker. The customized shape of the speakers are designed to directly transmit sound to the user, at a safe and optimal distance, without impairing alertness or harming our eardrums.
WEATHER PROOF – The IPX5 and anti-shock features makes the Music Wrap suitable for all weather conditions and environments. The device can be safely worn in humid climates, and rainy or snowy weather (not recommeded to be submerged in water).
TRANSFORMABILITY– It’s transformable nature protects it from damage, making it easy to transport, and suitable in any environment. Make anything your own a personal stereo by wrapping the Music Wrap around a kitchen cabinet, your backpack, kitchen faucet, bicycle, camping tent, or anything else you can imagine!
BLUETOOTH 4.0 COMPATIBILITY– The Music Wrap is easily paired with any iOS or android devices. The Bluetooth function allows for hands-free calls, and GPS streaming and will act as an exterior smartphone speaker, so you can listen to your favorite apps such as Spotify, podcast, radio streaming etc.
The built in microphone, and one-touch answering function is designed for your ultimate convenience. When you receive a phone call, you simply press a button.
BATTERY LIFE – On a full charge, the Music Wrap has an 8 hour playback battery life for a full days use, and a 10 day standby battery life. While charging, you can still continue to listen to your music.
In a typical day, this is what can you use the Music Wrap for during its 8 hour playback battery life:
SEE MUSIC WRAP IN ACTION
Many backers have emphasized the importance of convenience, and with Music Wrap it should be all about CONVENIENCE. The following two suggestions were provided by Kickstarter backers, which we think will do just that:
“Is there a play/pause button on the device? I like to pause my podcast on busy segment of my bike commute so I can concentrate on the traffic. It's too cumbersome to play/pause on the phone, and because its podcast I don't want to miss a section.” – Richardo
“Please provide a way to mute the microphone from the unit itself. It's really annoying to be on a conference call and have to dig out my phone to mute. Sorta defeats the purpose of a wireless device, dontcha think?” – Tony
After technical evaluation, we should be able to incorporate the above suggested functions in the units we send to our Kickstarter Backers. Thanks for helping to make Music Wrap a better (and more convenient) listening experience.
PRODUCT AT A GLANCE
Please make a pledge to our campaign and you will be able to receive a unit from our first production batch. There will be three colors you can choose from:
- Sleek Gray
- Electric Green
- Tan-Mocha Brown
All units come with a microUSB cable and transforming strap holder.
When we initially conceived the Music Wrap idea we wanted it to be fashionable, but also revolutionize the standards of music listening.
We set out to create functional prototypes that not only demonstrate its unique personal sound space experience, but also have the look and feel of a production unit.
Since Music Wrap is an one size fits all listening device, we had to make sure the length of the strap is optimal for all users. We conducted usability testing and identified the ideal product length to be 19.7in (500mm) and strap length of 13in (330mm). Key factors considered: sound effect, comfort, and mobility.
- Adjustable Volume
- 8 hours play / 10 days standby
- Lightweight 0.3 pound
- Compatible with Android & iOS smart devices
- One-touch hands free call
- Frequency range 200Hz - 20kHz
- Bluetooth 4.0 compatible
- Water resistance IPX5
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Kickstarter enthusiasts, we need your support to make Music Wrap a reality! Please share out story with your family and friends. Join us as we redefine how we listen to music and engage with the world around us!
If you would like to share the Music Wrap's unique listening experience with your audience, please click on the following button to download media press kit. Thanks for your support!
Risks and challenges
PRODUCTION DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION
We currently have the prototype samples ready and have began usability testing. We are looking forward to finish optimizing the current molding. Since this is a new product category (hybrid between speaker and headphone) we also have to make sure necessary product testing is done to achieve product and market fit. In order to make sure Music Wrap is safe and legal to be used in your home country, we are dedicated in working with experienced hardware partners to make sure the certification process is completed on time for product shipment.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
As with any hardware project, there are always potential risks in shipment delays due to supply chain management. Currently we are working with a number of qualified vendors that is close vicinity of our manufacturing facility to prevent key component supply shortage or manufacturing downtime. The assembly manufacturer we have selected is experienced in electronic products, therefore, by drawing on our manufacturing partner’s expertise, we are confident that we will achieve the milestones currently set out in this project.
- (30 days)