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A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today's music lover.
A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today's music lover.
490 backers pledged $169,480 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

1 year, 7 months, 1 day ago we launched on KS
1 year, 7 months, 1 day ago we launched on KS

The future 

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



We are shipping most speakers today! 

Today we have started sending out the speakers from the UK warehouse. Most of the speakers have already gone through the door by the time of writing. You should get a confirmation email with a tracking number for your order. We expect the first speakers to reach people around London tomorrow. We can’t wait to see the first images on the #transparentspeaker hashtag!

Very expensive shipping 

When we started the kickstarter campaign we thought the speaker would be more lightweight and the box a bit smaller. We ran a couple of checks and thought the shipping would be around 20 dollars per speaker. We can still get that price point for California and most of the UK.

However it turns out that anywhere else outside these locations is way more expensive and the average cost is now actually 71 dollar per order, a whopping 51 dollar per speaker over budget! Even Canada is five times more expensive; after changing to USPS for our Canadian backers the shipping price there is 98 dollars per backer! The current record holder however is Russia at 185 dollars for one speaker!! We have been double checking the most expensive orders (over 70 dollar) and transferred extra money for them and we are still waiting for the money wire to come in so we can send speakers to our more distant backers (like Australia).

This also affect some late survey repliers because we entered them into the system today after we ran out of money in the shipwire account.

Back on display in LA 

Austere in down town LA now have stock again after their break in a couple of weeks ago. Do you have an awesome retail place in your city we should talk to?

All the best! Martin & PP-team



UK shipment unloaded today 

An hour ago I got word that the UK boxes is finally being unloaded from the container so they can be processed in customs. The ship arrived last week, but for some reason the processing have taken this long. We will get back to you as soon as possible when there is more information.


We are still waiting for our EIN. As soon as we get it I will update here and you should get your confirmation emails from Shipwire shortly after. We will not use UPS.


I had a great and intensive visit in Moscow. There was some problem to get the visa in time, but I finally got it and was rushed straight from the airport to the Moscow museum of design to make my lecture.

Ruslan, my Russian interpreter, did a great job
Ruslan, my Russian interpreter, did a great job

I also had a chance to visit some interesting design districts such as the Artplay and Flacon. After a meeting with one of the managers at Desingboom they decided to become our first Russian retailer so I left my sample in their Artplay store! It's so cool to "go global" like this!

2nd person on the left is Anton from Senab Concept and then Andrey from Designboom on the far right
2nd person on the left is Anton from Senab Concept and then Andrey from Designboom on the far right


So far we gathered 12 songs on our #1song spotify list, great diversity! Please continue to use the hashtag on FB, Twitter and Instagram so that we can see where you put it and what you play on it. 

Thanks again for all the awesome feedback. Keeps us going!

Martin & PP-team



Thank you for your reviews! 

We are super duper happy to hear all the positive feedback! Here are some backer comments:

  • Looks great. Good sound. Patience paid off. - Joe 
  • It looks amazing. Feels very solid and well-constructed - and a lot heavier than I expected. - Stephen 
  • LOVE! Craftsmanship not to be believed. - Bill 
  • Speaker looks beautiful and the sound is fantastic. I'm a recording engineer and was ecstatic with the sound. - bgrimmel 
  • Feels great and sturdy - heyitskenn
  • It was worth the wait. It's beautiful and sounds better than it looks. - Mike

Please use #transparentspeaker hashtag so we can see your speakers reach it’s home! Very few things in life make us happier at the moment.

instagram images on
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Mike Roberts shared his entire unboxing experience with us on FB:

Share your #1song on your #transparentspeaker 

This makes us travel over time and space and share your listening experience. We made a spotify playlist with the #1song you shared with us so far:

Please keep sharing, this is so awesome!
Please keep sharing, this is so awesome!

Dijital Fix, premiere in SF 

The first store to officially stock speakers in the US is Dijital Fix in San Francisco. The founder, David, have been a backer from the start, so it’s only fair that his great store gets the extra attention of being the first to have them. 

Шведский дизайн в Москве (Swedish Design Goes Moscow) 

The Swedish embassy in Moscow have invited me over to the Moscow Center of Contemporary Arts to talk about "crowdfunding design innovation" next wednesday. Super cool opportunity to see Russia! If your in the neighborhood, please swing by and I will demo the speaker for you! 

If you have any tips on stores or places to visit, please feel free to reach out! I know we have at least one backer in Moscow (I will email you). 

New marketing material

We are gearing up for the next chapter. Here is a teaser from Pete Gardners iPhone from when he was shooting our new product images this weekend in London. We discovered Pete after he made a great picture of the speaker for Stuff magazine in the UK.

Thank you so much for making all this happen! 

Martin & People People Team



The first speakers have left the warehouse! 

Yesterday the first 8 orders left the warehouse and we are expecting a backer in Calabasas city in Los Angeles County to be the first to receive the Speaker already today (Friday)! Over a hundred more Speakers will leave the warehouse today, delivery times will vary depending on distance. East coast will take longer than west coast etc. 

Once the order is shipped you will get an confirmation email (to the address you entered in the survey) with the subject line: "Your People Products order has shipped (backer nr)". In the email there should be a tracking number so you can follow the speakers journey all the way to your door!

We would really love to get your unboxing pictures on the email or via instagram / twitter by using hashtag #transparentspeaker. All instragram picture will be visible on You can also tagg People People in facebook pictures after liking us on Facebook. Also feel free to share your experience in the comment field here on kickstarter. 

This is Per unboxing his first production model, happy times!
This is Per unboxing his first production model, happy times!

Canada, Japan and Colombia backers 

The LA warehouse does not allow us to ship abroad until we have an EIN (Employer Identification Number) number in the US. This application is in process but might take another week. 

Australia and New Zealand backers

These speakers will be shipped from the UK warehouse. We did not know the exact nationalities before sending out the survey. We are now really happy to know we have 13 Australian backers. I studied in Adelaide in South Australian for 1.5 years, great place! 

Some budget surprises has also occurred, the shipping estimate for our Australian friends alone ended up being a massive 1755 USD! Crikey! 

Other countries 

We are still expecting the sea freight shipmen to arrive to Europe the 18th of June. 

Lagging survey replies 

We are still waiting for over 20 backer addresses to come in via the surveys. If you can’t find the survey, here is one way we know works: Search for the email from Kickstarter with the subject: Response Needed! 

In that email click on the "click here to respond" button and you should be able to enter your address. You can only do this once. 

Have a great weekend!