ODDIO1 combines the iPod Shuffle with a great sounding pair of headphones to create the world’s coolest, simplest, cord-free experience Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 26, 2012.
About this project
Hi there! Thanks for checking out ODDIO1. With your help we will make the coolest cord-free headphones a reality. Within no time you will be working out with ODDIO1, free of cords, and without the hassle of carrying a music player in your pocket or on your arm.
What is it?
ODDIO1 combines the iPod Shuffle with a great sounding pair of headphones to create the world’s coolest, simplest, cord-free workout experience.
Like most of you, we like to stay active. We like to run, snowboard, go to the gym, all while listening to our favorite music. We started using our iPhones more and more for music but were hesitant to take them places where they could get lost or damaged, like the mountain or the beach. This drew us back to the iPod Shuffle. It’s a perfect musical sidekick to the iPhone. Its minimal nature is great for exercise but we felt constrained adding headphones to something the size of a postage stamp. So we drew upon our combined 20+ years of design expertise to create a better solution, ODDIO1. We’ve worked through several iterations and prototypes, sweating every detail to bring you the simplest, most seamless cord-free solution. ODDIO1 is more affordable, lighter and simpler than wireless headphones and doesn’t require you to carry a music player in your pocket or on your arm. It’s a minimal music solution, perfectly suited for an active lifestyle. It really is great for those of us who want to enjoy our favorite activities while listening to our favorite music.
ODDIO1 consists of a nylon plastic, outer chassis and an inner cushion of high-grade silicone. Simply slide your iPod Shuffle into the housing, plug in the jack and you are ready to go. The Shuffle buttons are fully accessible and there is no need to remove the Shuffle to charge or sync. ODDIO1 features 30mm dynamic audio drivers, and a fully adjustable headband.
We are offering ODDIO1 in three colorways: grey/black, black/blue, and black/pink. We are also offering the exclusive “Cupertino Colorway” in our limited edition package.
Where will my pledge go?
So this is where you come in. We have spent our lives designing products for other brands but we need you to help make this one a reality. We have designed and prototyped ODDIO1 and are excited to move forward with production tooling and development. This process requires a significant investment and your pledge will help pay for the cost of production tooling and the manufacture of ODDIO1.
By pledging at least $35 you are pre-ordering one pair of ODDIO1 headphones in the color of your choice. We feel like your early support is worthy of a good deal, as the retail price will be around $50.
By pledging at least $65 you will get two ODDIO1 headphones in the colors of your choice.
By pledging at least $95 you will get three ODDIO1 headphones in the colors of your choice.
By pledging at least $20 you will get a really cool, very wearable ODDIO t-shirt.
And finally, with a pledge of at least $200 you will get the Limited Edition Package. You will become an honorary ODDIO member and receive the ODDIO t-shirt, all three ODDIO1 colorways, and the super-exclusive ODDIO1 “Cupertino Colorway” with one included iPod Shuffle in the color of your choice.
If we meet our goal you will be working out with your ODDIO1 by spring 2012. Also, please spread the word. As independent designers trying to get this off the ground, we definitely need your help in getting ODDIO1 out there!
Note: Compatible with 4th generation iPod Shuffle only, iPod Shuffle not included except in Limited Edition Package. iPod Shuffle, iPhone, Apple logo and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
All areas that make contact with you head and ears are rounded, padded surfaces backed with padded foam. They will be molded in high-grade silicone which has a smooth silky feel.
Is the asymmetrical placement of the shuffle going to make it unbalanced possibly causing it to fall off my head?
We've designed ODDIO1 with this in mind, slightly counter weighting the left side to account for the shuffle.
The shuffle slides in with a positive "snap" and is very secure.
ODDIO1 features 30mm dynamic audio drivers with a 20 - 20,000 Hz frequency response. Our goal is to exceed the sound quality of all other 30mm driver headphones on the market.
We found 30mm drivers provided great sound quality while still allowing us to reduce weight, size and cost.
To do so simply requires a 3.5mm stereo plug to jack extension cord. These are very affordable and readily available.
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