We are a London based start-up that launched in January 2017 and are currently members of Google Campus; a Google community specifically for start-ups. We currently have two products readily available on the market and the Cylinder 2.0 will be our next product, we expect to deliver the Cylinder 2.0 in March 2018.
During our research we found that most loud bluetooth speakers were heavy and unattractive. Whilst most smaller portable speakers available on the market lacked volume and style. The few decent speakers we found cost in excess of $140, we feel that customers are being massively overcharged for good quality audio products. So we set out to make a stylish alternative for customers by going direct to consumer and deliberately not using wholesalers and distributors.
The AVIOX Cylinder 2.0 is our solution to this problem. It’s an innovative, slick, aluminium portable, bluetooth speaker that will fit seamlessly into any apartment or house. The specification is on par with the very best portable speakers currently on the market. Continue reading to learn more about what makes the cylinder 2.0 different and why we need your support.
Simply send us your artwork, name or initials. We will etch this onto the aluminium part of the speaker or print on the side latex cone. We can even remove our logo if you wish and replace it with your own artwork/symbol.
The etching area available on the aluminium is 1 cm X 20 cm (at the bottom of the speaker were our current logo is). Your artwork will be compressed to fit this area.
If you choose to print on the side latex cone the area available is a 2 cm radius (from the center of the circle to the edge). You can choose any color you wish using this print method. Select the £59 pledge and we will contact you immediately after the campaign to get your exact requirements.
All customized units will be delivered in March 2018.
January 2017 – Launched first two speakers on Amazon UK after nearly a year of product development and testing.
February 2017- AVIOX name trademarked after impressive first month of sales and a good public response to our branding.
March 2017 - AVIOX speakers stocked by GAME PLC - a large UK based consumer electronics retailer.
June 2017 – Idea for Cylinder 2.0 born.
August 2017 – First ever Cylinder 2.0 prototype received - was not dual pairing at this point, we were also not satisfied with the voice prompts and felt the buttons were not user friendly enough, so we changed this.
October 2017 – Second Cylinder 2.0 prototype received , better than the first one, now dual pairing allowing a maximum output of 40 watts when two speakers were paired together. Buttons and voice prompts had also been improved.
November/December 2017 - We attended numerous start-up/tech events to raise awareness about our new product release/ kickstarter campaign.
January 2018 – Kickstarter launch.
Late February 2018 - Manufacture Kickstarter Rewards.
March 2018 – Deliver the Cylinder 2.0 to Kickstarter backers worldwide.
April 2018 - Mass manufacture Cylinder 2.0 + Public release.
We believe Kickstarter will help get our product in front of thousands of potential backers and help fund our first few production runs. Without Kickstarter it is going to be very difficult for us to produce this product at the scale required to turn this into a feasible, long term sustainable business.
Kickstarter has far more organic traffic than other crowdfunding sites and has an extremely loyal base of backers who love supporting campaigns such as ours.
Risks and challenges
We have nearly 1 year experience in delivering speakers across the globe so we have given ourselves plenty of time to ensure backers receive their rewards in a timely fashion. In the unlikely event that we fall behind schedule, we will keep backers updated.
We want our backers to enjoy their speakers for years to come so we are giving a 2 year manufacturers warranty. Our manufacturing factory has a very meticulous quality control team but if your speaker stops working for whatever reason please get in touch and we will find a prompt solution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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