A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
We present you an innovative stand to greatly comfort your headphone experience. Our headphone stand gives your headphones a sturdy place to rest on. But that's not all, it also brings you an unique switching ability between multiple input devices. The input devices connect through the stand to your headphones. The two knobs on the device make it easy to adjust to your preferred sound or input device.
Headphones shouldn’t suffer on your desk or some cheap plastic. Our stand is made from an authentic combination of wood and aluminum. These natural yet durable materials ensure your headset to rest conveniently. Our handcrafted Dutch design fits right in place when deployed.
The Kubuni Headphonestand originated from a couple of problems. A lot of people spend long hours behind a desk, be it for work or entertainment. Headphones are an important part of that place. This created the need for a product that could hold our headphones for us, which enables a clean working space. The product is making the life of the user much more convenient, since the product is tackling many problems. Plus it's all put in a durable casing, with zero environmental impact. Seeing the branch doesn't have such a similar product, we have decided to take action.
When we started developing the stand, we found some other needs and implemented these into the product. The first need was to control the volume of your headphones with one physical knob, so we placed one on the product. The second need was to have the possibility to wirelessly connect with your pair of wired headphones. This makes that you can easily enjoy some high-quality music via Bluetooth from your smartphone. And when you want to switch back to your wired source, a desktop, laptop, record player or anything else, you just switch back in one click. This is all done by using the second knob put on the product. And since we appreciate good music, we strive for a super clean sound. We therefore integrated some ingenious solutions and deliver an external ground-loop. This results in a very clean listening experience without any unwanted noises.
The Headphonestand is a unique product which will be sold in limited numbers. We especially grant crowdfunding backers the option to choose from four different kinds of wood for their stand. Backers who choose a special edition are granted with a personal engraving on the stand. You can choose your engraving and the kind of wood in the survey at the end of the campaign.
The whole package of components is wrapped in a durable and handcrafted casing. We've used high-quality aluminum, together with a few very beautiful wood veneers. All the materials were selected with quality and environment in mind, and are crafted with ultra-precision. The beauty of the product is a combination of techniques used to produce. The wood parts are fabricated using pure craftsmanship and traditional methods. The steel parts are laser cut and bent by using more modern techniques. And finally the assembly is done by hand, so we can guarantee qualitative products, put together with care and passion.
We carefully select our material suppliers for quality and environmental friendliness. Although this comes at a price, it does make a difference. The same goes for our components, when possible we select the more reliable suppliers. This is sadly not the case on almost all products on the market today. The product is designed so it can be easily repaired and disassembled for recycling. This is how we make a circular economical product. The remaining environmental costs are invested in projects helping the earth. This will be made possible by multiple charities. In the end you will enjoy a beautiful product, and the earth isn't negatively affected.
The quality of the product is of significant importance. We regularly check on the production process and make sure every stand is checked on damage before shipment. If your stand is not as it should be, we will gladly hear from you.
Inside of the product are several components, all with the aim to improve audio quality and provide you ease of use. We use high-grade Qualcomm chips to realize precise wireless sound, with full bass. To make sure there are no unwanted noises whatsoever, we also implemented an isolated converter to guarantee there’s no interference noise. Should there be any noise from your own device, no problem: you can connect the delivered ground loop with your cables for optimal sound. The volume control and switching system we use are high-grade analog parts, what also applies to the aux-ports.
We turned to Kickstarter because we saw ourselves on the leading edge of a new way to create sustainable products to the market. Most of the products on the market nowadays are not environmental friendly. Our vision is to make a change to the consumer electronics market by creating an environmental friendly trend. The funds raised during this campaign will assist us to place initial orders with our manufacturer.
While our shipping partners ship worldwide, it's still possible that in a rare case your country is not available for shipping. If that is the case, we will contact you to discuss further options. Please also note that you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region. Please contact your local customs office if you are unsure.
Shipment can vary for backers depending on your order and the destined address. While we do not expect these to change, it is possible that the estimated shipment month may shift. We will provide updates when/if the estimated shipment date changes.
We stand firmly behind our products. Each Headphonestand has a 1-year limited warranty. Contact us if you think you apply for the warranty, our warranty terms can be found in the general terms.
Risks and challenges
As seen earlier, we make the products ourselves. It goes without saying that regular quality checks are evident. There are still risks in successfully tooling, assembling, and producing these products. Especially since almost everything is handmade. In addition to the challenges that present themselves in manufacturing, other unforeseen problems may occur throughout our primary process.
If there are any problems regarding production, shipping etcetera, we’ll communicate it as soon as possible.
In addition to this heavy talk, we welcome any questions you might have that are not answered yet on: Kickstarter@Kubuni.nl
Kickstarter limited. Receive one headphone stand, a pair of high quality headphones, a high quality groundloop and the necessary cables. Engraving option and you get the headphones as showed in the previews! And youre name will be immortalized on the wall of fame.