Most backers are playing their speaker right now!
Backers all over the world from Okinawa, Japan to Wellington, New Zealand. From Tverlandet, North Norway to Porto, Portugal. From Winnipeg, Canada to Bogota, Colombia have started to receive their speakers. It’s a truly amazing feeling to see all the hard work pay off and #transparentspeaker images popping up from homes all over the world!
Even the most far away places like our 14 backers in Australia are reporting unboxing today. Neighbors all over the world are hearing you crank up your #1song to the max, maybe not seeing that you are getting that smile that only loud quality music can give you! So far we have joined you and listen to 36 great songs that you have shared with us. We make them all available at #transparentspeaker #1song.
Thank you, you and you
When Per Brickstad blogged the idea 2 years, 8 months, 4 days ago, we had no clue what a crazy adventure this would be for us. Even as we got the Kickstarter funding 1 year, 5 months, 18 days ago we could not really foresee where this would take us. But one thing we do know is that we are really happy with where we are today and that we have you to thank for it. You believed in this idea so much that you backed it with your hard earned cash! Many of you have also contributed with creative ideas and spread the word to your friends and networks. For that myself and the team here will be forever grateful. Thank you for believing. Thank you for being patient with us in our pursuit of a product we all could be totally proud of. Thank you for generously giving your positive reviews and sharing the context of your experience.
This has by far been the coolest and most exhausting thing I have ever done. In the next couple of weeks I am looking forward to getting married and spending some time with family and friends. Most of the rest of the team will also be on vacation.
After that we are looking forward to exploring a very exciting future. In the short term we will try to get some organic growth by getting the speaker into the coolest places possible. Turntable Labs in New York and Le Bon Marché in Paris are the latest to join that club of retailers. If you know someone that you think should stock it, please tell them. We are a small and financially bootstrapped team that can only grow from that kind of market support.
Last but not least we have a office full of creative brains and design thinkers so there has been a lot of innovative product ideas brewing while we have focused on the #transparentspeaker. Watch this space and I promise it will not be too long now before we have more exciting things to tell you. We want to start a sustainable industrial revolution, and there is so much left to do!
Thank you again for being a part of this first stage of the journey.
Martin & Team