52 SPEAKER is the ultimate bluetooth speaker for you, cycling lovers! With a tuned and high-quality sound optimized for outdoor environments, 52 SPEAKER can be easily and firmly mounted on a handle, stem, or top tube of your bike. On any bike you ride: roadbike, mountain bike, hybrid bike, fixie, minivelo, classic bike or dutch bike, 52 SPEAKER will make your ridings more stylish!
It is proven by countless studies that listening to your favorite jams can make your ride more fun, intense, and fast. Science has shown that music decreases perceived exertion, elevates energy levels, and increases endurance.
However, utilizing headsets or earphones can bring these joys of riding into a dangerous hault. With a maximum average volume of 105 decibels and talking volume of 40-60 decibels, it is difficult to be safely aware of your surroundings. The sounds from the car speeding forward from the behind and the motorcycle passing by are unable to be heard. In many countries including eight states in the U.S., wearing headphones/earphones while riding is illegal.
52 SPEAKER confidently allows you to safely and legally listen to your favorite tracks. 52 SPEAKER is mountable onto your handlebars to serenade your cycling trips. The volume is perfect for riding while still being cognizant of your surroundings and being courteous to fellow riders. (In a crowd, use common sense and turn the volume down unless your neighbors ask you to turn it up!)
52 SPEAKER can be attached in various positions on your bike with a holding mount and rubber rings, which are included in the box. It is firmly fixed only by placing and rotating, and detachment is just as simple. If you already have a GARMIN mount on your bike, you can also mount 52 SPEAKER directly on it with its compatible rear structure.
The iconic control keys of 52 SPEAKER are designed for your convenience. Improving tactility and discriminability of the buttons of existing portable speakers, 52 SPEAKER can be controlled with gloved hands and even when you keep your eyes forwards. You can play, pause, and control the volume of the music, or move to next or previous songs seamlessly.
Inspired by a hip flask, 52 SPEAKER boasts a sleek streamlined design with big buttons and a dial knob that are easily discriminable with fingers. 52 SPEAKER is small and light, enhancing tactility to make it optimized for outdoor activities.
When we thought of the concept of a flask bottle, we knew we wanted to incorporate aspects of its design into 52 SPEAKER. People carry typically around hip flasks for convenience to drink beverages and enjoy leisurely time during their journeys. This theme matched the concept of 52 SPEAKER and what we wanted it to represent.
I’m a bike rider. I know how much joy and energy that music can add to my bike riding adventures. I’ve searched for a handy, mountable speaker that I could use but could not find one. They were too large, too bulky, or too complicated to attach on my bike. So I decided to make a small, compacted bike speaker that I myself would want to use.
I’m also a product designer. I’ve designed and successfully introduced sound systems, TVs, and monitors to the market while working at SAMSUNG, but I've always wanted to make a sleek and advanced product on my own terms. After lots of trials and errors for two years, 52 SPEAKER has now been finalized in the manufacturing process and is preparing for mass production. This campaign's funding is for our full-out kickoff of mass production.
Now we are TEAM 52. Starting with 52 SPEAKER, we look forward to continuously introducing groundbreaking products under the theme “Our Precious 52 Weekends”. We hope 52 SPEAKER will ensure that all of your 52 weekends (in a year) are blissful and memorable.
52 SPEAKER has two sound modes. In ACTIVITY mode, you can enjoy enhanced, crisp sound tuned for noisy and windy outdoor riding environment. In NORMAL mode, you can enjoy rich, deep sound suitable for general, everyday use.
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Water and Dust Resistance 52 SPEAKER is water and dust resistant. 52 SPEAKER is made of premium materials and has a strong and sleek casing made with anodized aluminum grill and durable polymer.
Long-lasting Battery With a 750mAh built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 52 SPEAKER has up to 7 hours of music playback. Let 52 SPEAKER join you on your long-winded journeys.
Hands-free call When you receive a call to a paired mobile phone, click the main button, and 52 SPEAKER will become a speakerphone for your call. No need to take your mobile phone out of your pocket, Converse on 52 SPEAKER's high sensitivity built-in microphone!
FM radio mode FM radio mode to brighten up the mood. With auto scanning and channel memory functions, you can directly access the radio channels you want to hear.
ACTIVITY / NORMAL Modes 52 SPEAKER has two sound modes. In ACTIVITY mode, you can enjoy enhanced, crisp sound tuned for noisy outdoor environments. In NORMAL mode, you can enjoy rich, deep sound suitable for general, everyday use.
Risks and challenges
We currently have multiple mockups of 52 Speaker in preparation for mass production, and our final prototypes have been rigorously tested by our engineering and manufacturing experts in order to create an optimal version. We have been in the process of getting feedback from experts regarding how we can continue improving the product.
We are aware that 52 Speaker may face additional changes to meet manufacturing requirements. In addition to keeping our backers up to date, we will make sure any changes during production uphold our mission and meet your interests. We will also keep backers continuously informed of any updates or changes.
We look forward to bringing 52 Speaker to the masses, and we have networks and resources in hardware engineering, tooling, manufacturing, distribution, and certification to make this project a reality for us. Our team is ready to face any challenges that we may encounter on the way, and we promise our complete devotion to bringing 52 Speaker into production and to our backers on time. We promise complete transparency, and we will communicate on a regular basis.
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