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Jared AndersonBy Jared Anderson
First created
Jared AndersonBy Jared Anderson
First created
$2,109
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
29
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 1 2018 6:46 AM UTC +00:00

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The RAUX Cord is a small portable device that lets musicians play their guitar through their car. Whether it's on the beach, by the campfire, or on tour with the band, the world is now their stage.

FEATURES

  • 1/4" Input (aka your guitar cable)
  • AUX Output (to your car)
  • AUX Input (to chain RAUX Cords or to play along with a backing track via your phone)
  • Rechargeable Battery w/ 3-hr lifetime
  • 3 Knobs
  • --- Drive
  • --- Boost
  • --- RAUX Mix (to pan between the live sound and AUX Input)

By simply plugging a guitar into the RAUX cord, any musician is able to convert their car speakers into a guitar amp. The RAUX Cord uses a standard AUX connection and powers on with a standard USB-B Android (or similar) phone charger. It comes equipped with three knobs that allows the musician to dial in their sound, and an input for their phone so they can play along with a song if they so choose. The RAUX Cords can also be chained together, allowing multiple musicians to play through the same car at the same time.

Any instrument with an output (electric piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar w/ pickup, etc.) can be utilized with this product. The RAUX Cord can also be plugged into any home theater system, portable speaker, boat speakers, or any other device that uses the standard AUX Jack.

We have finished the prototyping phase and the breadboarded unit works great! We are currently refining the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) in preparation for the delivery time frame of Labor Day Weekend for the "get-it-first" backers and end of October for the standard backer.

Risks and challenges

1 ASSUMPTIONS & RISKS
1.1 ASSUMPTIONS
a) Cost per Unit lowers over time
b) Quick adoption of the RAUX Cord
c) Ability to quickly and efficiently manufacture at scale
d) Attractiveness to wholesalers and retailers
e) Customer’s view of WCA’s novelty

1.2 RISKS
a) The single biggest risk to WCA is cash flow problems surrounding large distribution orders. WCA will mitigate this risk by finding financing through SBA 7a Loans, Outside Investment, or Manufacturing Partnerships.
b) Product Malfunction and other manufacturing issues leading to dissatisfied customers
c) Copycat products from big companies or overseas manufacturers
d) Delivering products on time
e) Success of the crowd-funding campaign in June

1.3 CONTINGENCIES
a) Expand credit lines to meet financing needs
b) Inventory surpluses to handle influxes
c) Alternate manufacturers in case of catastrophe at production plant
d) Explore alternative markets to sell products with different approaches

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    Just Cause It's Cool

    The $1 donation is the true essence of crowd-funding is it not...

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    * RAUX Cord *

    One RAUX Cord!

    Warning: Objects in Mirror May Shred Louder Than They Appear

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    RAUX Cord - Get it First

    One RAUX Cord - Guaranteed by Labor Day Weekend!

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    3-Pack RAUX Cords

    Perfect gifts for your holiday celebrations. Trust us, everyone won't be upset they get the same gift this year.

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    RAUX + Swag

    Get ya self a RAUX Cord & some groovy Wildcard Audio accessories

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    • WCA Sticker
    • WCA T-Shirt
    • WCA Water Bottle
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    RAUX + Lucky Strike

    Get the Lucky Strike Dual Distortion Pedal & a RAUX Cord!

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    • Lucky Strike
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    Jay Rogue Show - FL Only

    Bring out Jay Rogue & The Stoges to your next event! We play everything from Bob Dylan to Snoop Dogg and our new album "Friends & Lovers" will be released towards the end of August!

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    • Jay Rogue Show
    • RAUX Cord - Early Delivery
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    Custom Electric Guitar

    Get a one-of-a-kind electric guitar built by CEO Jared Anderson. Comes with on-board electronics, including the Lucky Strike and custom pre-amps.

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    • Custom Electric Guitar
    • RAUX Cord - Early Delivery
    • Lucky Strike
    • WCA Sticker
    • WCA T-Shirt
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    Shred Through UF's Football Stadium

    You heard right! Wanna shred some mean licks over The Swamp's PA system? Here's your donation level! Shredding was not approved during the football season unfortunately but any other time is groovy.

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    • Play through the PA at UF Football Stadium
    • RAUX Cord
    • RAUX Cord - Early Delivery
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    • WCA Sticker
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Funding period

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