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@StanleyZreinike keep your eyes on the blog at www.peoplepeople.se for product updates. We certainly hope to hit kickstarter again with a new project.
Any new KS Projects in the queue?
That should have been Ebay. ;)
@TennysonNadah Thank you for your kind words for the team. We wish you all the best as well. Bay would be a good bet too to find a new home for the transparent speaker. Kind regards People People Team.
This project is - in retrospect - a success story for KS. A really good idea that took time to come to fruition due to unforeseen circumstances. unfortunately with the delay to getting the project out it has come too late for the likes of myself and it has sadly had to go into the attic. I can't say I was awfully happy with having to pay extra for the same item as others but I guess that's how it is. Since I won't be using this any more, if anyone would like to purchase it off me for the KS price send me a message. I wish the peoplepeople team luck with their future projects.
Well all of the speakers have now made their way around the globe into your living rooms etc and we've gotten to see some great pics on instagram #transparentspeaker, and even heard the first songs played on the Spotify list. The team is busy working on new projects so keep up to date by following the blog www.peoplepeople.se or if you want others to experience the joys of a Transparent Speaker, send them over to www.peopleproducts.co
Keep sending any questions you may have through to us and keep uploading your speaker snaps to instagram, facebook, twitter & pinterest. Enjoy.
People People Team
Would be very nice if the project team provided backers with a post project update
anyone has a bluetooth adapter that fits into the slot at the back of the speaker?
@Sean Wu, @mudgod - take a look at http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/bluetooth-audio-adapter
Dear peoplepeople team
I have been waiting patiently since spring 2013 for the transparent speaker. I submitted my address, etc. two times, wrote an email 8 days ago on August 18., but no one seems to react or care. Please be so kind to answer my messages. I hope it is not more than a misunderstanding with regard to the consequences.
same issue with Sean, could you provide a list of recommended bluetooth dongle that will work with the speaker?
Someone please help, plugged in a Bluetooth dongle into the USB slot of the speaker and try to pair it with my iPhone, but my phone cannot find the device at all, is there a specific Bluetooth dongle I need to get?
thinking about getting a second one of these and running a two speaker setup with a rega turntable in a smaller room - speakers and turntable all wall-mounted with a Beatlesque wallpaper behind the speakers and turntable on one wall only
So I've lived with the speaker for a couple of weeks now. I'm very impressed with the build quality, and I really like the industrial feel of the design. Sound quality is good and fills my kitchen diner.
Couple of niggles: the power cable was very tight first time, and I almost had a horrific moment where the speaker toppled over as I was pushing it in; and the handle on the (very attractive) packaging wasn't strong enough to best the weight of the speaker.
Overall I'm very happy with this beautiful product, and pleased to have been a part of the development.
First song: Aphex Twin - Pulsewidth
Any possibility of ordering more speakers?
I have emailed you now, sorry about the service being in "summer mode" (a little bit slower than usually).
Mine still somewhere I don't know where, and you guys don't answering my emails. Sigh.
Got a notice from my local post office, telling me the speaker had arrived. Sadly though, due to wrong labeling from People People, I am being charged 150EUR to collect it. Kickstarter projects should be marked "GIFT" or "REWARD", not "Commercial content".
How should I go about? Should it be returned, so that you can send it back with the correct label? Will you offer documentation to customs, saying that it is a gift? Or should i pay, and get refunded by you? I was really disappointed, since I thought the wait was over and that I could take it home and open it...
Got mine in Melbourne, Australia. Clearly the box has been through some tough times. But the packaging was solid and the speaker itself was in perfect condition.
Looks great and sounds fantastic! Easily the best Kickstarter I've backed. Great job guys, loving the red cables.
Just got my speakers delivered in Brisbane, Australia. Totally fantastic!. People People I am really grateful. What a wonderful device. Great sound !
(PS Emele you can get a universal plug from Dick Smith or wherever for next to nothing or wire in a local plug)
Got mine in Canada yesterday.......
Wow, it was totally worth the wait, it is so beautiful, it sounds great really fills up the room with music. Got the wireless hooked up and could not be happier, you guys did a great job put allot of effort on the details and the final product is fantastic!
Hi Just received the speaker in Australia. Great Finish and sounds great. One disappointment however is that there is no power cord with an Australian plug. Having this plug would have finished the product beautifully.
My first song :)
Hi, thank you all for sharing the positive comments! Super happy times! Feel free to share your first song played here in the comment. It's such a great way to share your experience. We are adding them all to this playlist (27 songs so far!): http://open.spotify.com/user/peopleproducts/playlist/2PWU0el9z42xzeCaj4YDp4
Got my transparent speaker today - I'm blown away, it's beautiful. Amazing attention to detail, and the sound is fantastic. Amazing job guys, it was well worth the wait :)
Yes, it is official, Parcel force have lost mine.
Got mine in Singapore. Contests on delivering a fab product. Where do I go to buy more?
Now parcel force have lost mine!!!!
Getting back to me next week, no one has any idea where it is. Frustrating.
I had to wait 2 days to pick up my speaker to the post office as I was not at home those last weeks.
It defenitvely has been a great moment when I pulled out the speaker from its box and i have to say that the design is as good as it seemed to be on the pictures.
Regarding the sound, I'm not a professional but I can say that the quality of the sound is far better compared to other speakers (i'm thinking about the bose and beats speakers). My first song played was Inside from Bang Gang.
Thank you very much People People. I'm happy to have found a company who cares to manufacture beautiful, eco-friendly and quality products. It was worth waiting !
My transparent speaker arrived today in Germany. Well, it was worth the long wait. Great secure packaging, wonderful designed and function able. Speaker is heavier than imaged and smaller than thought, but still massive and beautiful.
I am happy with the sound ( no audiophile) and haven't connected via bluetooth with mac so far, but will get a bluetooth dongle tomorrow. All cables ( UK/Europe and audio cables) in great red are included. Thank you PeoplePeople.se for designing such great speaker. Here's my unboxing vine clip: https://vine.co/v/MUJbFdFKqJd
now I have my speaker, trying to work out for sure how to connect to the Sonos network without shelling out £400 for a Sonos Connect.
John Driggers kindly suggested this below http://www.amazon.com/iReceiver-Wi-Fi-Music-Receiver-Extender/dp/B00I0Z427E/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_3…
Would this 100% be recognised by Sonos network?
Anyone got a shipping email in the UK?
Hi Minh & Andrew, please see our last update. We have sent out all the UK order yesterday. Today we have submitted all the Australian orders and the are being processed by the warehouse.
When is this shipping to Australia??????
Would be good for an update on delivery times for the UK, it has all gone a little quiet again!
Dear People to People,
Great to hear all of those reviews.
But how about de UK batch that supposes to arrive at the 18th of June.
I want to also give a great review but without a speaker that is al bit difficult.
please some update
this was my first kickstarter project and it just might be the best
James Taylor is sounding mighty fine. Thinking seriously about getting a second one of these for a two speaker set up, add that Kickstarter turntable and you have a mighty fine set up
Speaker looks great- well crafted!!!
Have you made any shipments to Canada yet? Saying out loud I hope you have not chosen UPS as your shipper! Will we get shipping notices?
really, really nice packaging
There is no way that the speaker talks directly to the internet. One way to be able to stream music from the internet is to use your smartphone and then transfer music via a bluetooth to a usb bluetooth dongle powered on the back of the speaker. Another way is installing an Airport Express (we have made a special space and power cable for it) and then send music to that unit over your network via Airplay.
Hi, got my speaker and love it! But how do I get this hooked up to the internet?
Received my speaker today. Well packed and arrived safely. Looks great. Good sound. Patience paid off...
Received my speaker today. It looks amazing. Feels very solid and well-constructed - and a lot heavier than I expected (not that I had any frame of reference to set expectations by...).
The sound seems great to me, but I am in no way an audiophile. Now I'm trying to decide - keep it at home, or set up in my office... or try to buy another speaker...
It was a long wait, and frustrating at times, but in the end, I am very satisfied. (Although I do hope backers who paid for the full-kit receive some consideration to make up for having paid more, in my case $110 more, than those who ordered the 'kit' version but received the full version.)
So someone is enjoying their speaker already? My ETA is later this week.
It took awhile but it looks and sounds great
Got my shipping survey early this morning! Check your emails and/or be on the look out!
Thanks guys, i don't think we're asking for weekly - just not absent - so hopefully you'll keep up regular updates and let us know how its going.
First of all, thanks for the kind words. About the communication, we simply can not promise to write weekly updates because with getting everything in order and shipping the first batches, there hasn't been time. However, there will be a new update up in just a few moments, and we hear you. We do want all of our customers, and especially our backers, to be ambassadors, friends and fans. We'll try to be a bit more frequent now that we finally have both the first US and EU batches on those ships.
@Liz and Seb. Don't worry! The survey will be sent in a week or so.