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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Patented magnet-to-speaker technology keeps the speakers attached to your shirt or jacket so you can enjoy music or talk on the phone anytime, anywhere, without shutting out the world around you..
Traditional headphones are dangerous to use in situations where you have to remain aware of your surroundings.
It is important to be able to hear incoming dangers, such as traffic, someone approaching from behind, or simply a bell or a warning. Headphones block out these ambient sounds, making you vulnerable and prone to risk.
Because the Zulu Speakers don’t cover or plug your ear, you won’t be cut off from surrounding sounds. Enjoy listening to your music and talking on the phone while being safely aware of your environment.
When headphones were prohibited on military bases for safety reasons, Ari Polivy, a U.S. Marine and avid runner, designed a magnet-to-speaker technology.
He was free to enjoy his music without blocking out nearby emergencies, audio commands, calls, or alarms.
The Zulu Speakers use a thin, lightweight magnet that goes under your apparel, as well as another magnet in the speaker that goes on the outside of your apparel. The two magnets hold the speakers securely in place on your clothing.
The magnetic feature on these speakers is strong enough that you can even go skydiving!
The Zulu Speakers are made to give you fully immersive stereo sound without disturbing those around you. The speakers sit on your shoulders to send sound directly to your ears.
This means you don’t have to blast your speakers to hear clear sound, letting you enjoy your music without sharing it with everyone else.
And because the speakers are positioned in a stereo setup and played in an open space, you get a unique immersive listening experience unlike any you’ve heard before.
You’ll feel like the music is right next to you and all around you at the same time. The natural sounds of the environment mix with your playlist, making you feel like you’re at an outdoor concert.
The Zulu Speakers are IPX4 rated which means they are rain and sweat resistant.
Rain or shine, they’re ready to go where you go
The Zulu Speakers use bluetooth 4.1, giving an impressive 30mwireless range. Connect any bluetooth compatible device and play music, podcasts, videos, anything you want from it.
The Zulu Speakers are also equipped with a microphone so you can talk hands free on the phone.
Who said you had to choose between listening to nature and listening to music? The Zulu Speakers let you listen to your music along with the all the sounds around you. Giving you a safer way to listen.
So whether it’s a morning run, a bike commute, or an outdoor yoga session, your Zulu speakers will give you incredible sound without compromising your safety or enjoyment of your surroundings.
Jeff, the owner and founder of Zulu Audio, met Ari, the US Marine who invented the magnet-to-speaker technology. Jeff immediately saw the amazing benefits that this new invention could offer the public and worked with the Marine to bring the concept to reality. Fast forward two years and here we are today with a finished product ready to be delivered to our early supporters on Kickstarter who want to listen in safety and liberate their ears.
We’ve spent two years working with designers, manufacturers, and engineers perfecting the Zulu Speakers for you. Now, we’re ready to take it to the next level.
With your pledge, we plan to invest in the production of more speakers beyond the small initial inventory we currently have. By increasing production, we’ll be able to offer the Zulu experience to everyone looking for a safer way to listen.
Risks and challenges
We are excited to use the funds raised from this campaign to finance more production of Zulu speakers. Should we run out of stock during this campaign, rest assured that we will honor your pledge and keep clear communication on delivery of your speakers.