An eye-catching design and playful controls to make you enjoy your music, through Bluetooth or an audio cable !
An eye-catching design and playful controls to make you enjoy your music, through Bluetooth or an audio cable ! Read more
A Brief history of the product
I made a version of these headphones by hand a few years back, thinking it’d be a nice design. I then re-did them, adding functionality to the buttons. The headset got a good reception and a few people expressed their desire to purchase it.
In order to satisfy those demands, I tryied to plan out a production method that would bring down the price while preserving the aesthetics and functionality of the headset.
After a few iterations, this design is the one I’m set with. But I’m still open to suggestions !
Why crowdfunding ?
Why not bring the product directly to retail ? To offer the headphones at a correct price, I need to make a lot at the same time. Injection molding is expensive, but the cost wears out with enough pre-orders.
Thus, proposing pre-orders is a good solution to gage interest in the product and make it possible at the same time.
Made in … ?
To strike a good balance between price and control, I decided to keep the case molding and assembly of the headset in France, close to where I live. The rest of the parts will be sourced from China, the US and Europe, to keep a reasonable price.
That’s the best way to make sure theses headphones are up to the standards I set.
The Headphones and accessories
The Headphones themselves are Bluetooth headphones that can also be used with an audio cable, if you do not want to use Bluetooth. Hands-free calls can be had in Bluetooth or corded mode.
The speakers sound decent and the buttons allow you to change songs, change the volume, press play/pause or accept/hang up calls. The battery life is displayed on some smartphones. It charges under an hour and lasts up to 8 hours.
The headphones come with an USB charging cable and a 3.5mm Audio cable with a microphone and controls. In the package you will also find a soft pouch to fit the headphones in.
The premium pack
This fully loaded pack comes with all the previous rewards, with many additional goodies.
In it you’ll find a headphone stand, to display the headphones or preserve them. A hard case is included, if you feel like protecting the headphones when travelling. Finally you’ll find a charging plug for the headset or any other USB device, and an audio splitter, which can be handy to use 2 or more headphones on the same smartphone / laptop.
When will I get my rewards ?
If the project reaches its goal, you can expect shipping of the rewards around december 2017. The small rewards such as the thank you stickers will ship sooner.
As you can see from the video, you can pre-order 2 variants of these headphones. Either with multicolor buttons or with purple ones.
If ever you pre-ordered the wrong color, or want a last minute change, contact me however and I’ll fix it for you !
I’m doing this mostly by myself, I’d love to have feedback and suggestions ! I’ll answer questions in English and in French.
You can tell me to change the accessories, if you don’t like their design. They can be changed as long as I haven’t started production. Any input is appreciated !
Also, remember that sharing this page or talking about it to your friends is in itself a contribution ! Thank you for doing it.
Risks and challenges
This isn’t the first revision of these headphones that I make. I’m starting to be pretty confident in this product and my ability to make it. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be any hiccups.
One of the biggest problems would be if one of the main components became unavailable. Then the whole process would have to be started from scratch. The case would need a redesign.. etc… That would delay this project, but not make it impossible.
To prevent myself from overlooking enormous issues that could jeopardize the project, I’ll definitely have professionals give a quality check on my 3D designs and fabrication process, if the project succeeds. I’m aware of my limits and I intend to double check everything that I haven’t already.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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