This project's funding goal was not reached on September 4, 2012.
About this project
Our campaign has come to an end. Thank you to all our Kickstarter backers. Please see the project updates for a recap of the positive campaign results!
>> All AudioGlove backers will receive a 50% discount code for orders made through the AudioGlove website.
MASHABLE: "Boost Your iPhone's Volume with AudioGlove"
GEARBURN: "It’s a battery free, audio-enhancing solution with so much simplicity and panache it defies belief."
CNN MONEY: "...makes iPhones 20 percent louder, no tech involved."
WALL STREET JOURNAL: "...uses patented Natural Sound Amplification™ technology to dramatically increase the iPhone's volume."
RUDE MAGAZINE: "The iPhone has never been sexier ...the AudioGlove is awesome!"
Introducing the AudioGlove!
If the iPhone has one weakness, it's sound production. The speaker and microphone are tiny, and face downward away from the user. The result is low volume and tiny sound.
That's why the AudioGlove was invented – it's a protective case for the iPhone that also "naturally” amplifies the sound coming both out of the speaker and into the microphone!
"AudioGlove is an iPhone case that solves my problem." - CULT OF MAC
Simple, Innovative Engineering
The AudioGlove is a two-piece case that slides open to create an acoustically engineered waveguide chamber. This chamber uses our patented Natural Sound Amplification™ technology to collect the sound from the speaker, amplify it by 10+ decibels (`~20%), project it towards the listener, and provide "warmer" sound, with less distortion. It also improves the performance of the microphone by helping collect the user’s voice, redirect it into the microphone, and block background noise and wind.
"...uses simple acoustics to boost sound ...and it clearly works." - GIGAOM
The AudioGlove was tested independently at Dolby Laboratories, confirming the audio improvements.
Superior Sound, Superior Protection
The AudioGlove is made out of high-quality polycarbonate – it is sleek but extremely durable. It is available for the iPhone 4/4S and 3G/3GS (iPhone 5 version to be ready this fall), and comes in black, pink, green, and yellow. We are also offering WHITE and PURPLE, exclusive for our Kickstarter backers! Because the case is in two parts, you can mix and match color combinations.
"...the AudioGlove is an easy recommendation." - TECH NEWS WORLD
Custom-Designed AudioGlove Solid Aluminum Stand
We've also designed a sleek custom stand to go with the AudioGlove (available ONLY for the iPhone 4/4S case). The stand makes the "AudioGloved" iPhone even more effective and convenient during conference calls, while typing on the computer, or multi-tasking around the house.
"...simply brilliant." - EXAMINER
Why We're on Kickstarter
We think the AudioGlove and the stand are awesome products, but getting manufacturing and distribution deals are tough when you are a small, independent business. If we meet our goal, the backing you provide will be used to defray the cost of the die-cast mold and final production of the AudioGlove aluminum stand, as well as the manufacturing cost of the cases.
Thanks for stopping by our page!
What Others are Saying About the AudioGlove
“This is an excellent case to amplify your iPhone's speaker volume. The case is well made and easy to use.” - iPhone Life Magazine
“If you are semi-deaf like me or have a need to be hands free like all of us in California, this is the perfect solution. No more Bluetooth or hearing tethers to distract and confine you. No need to recharge anything at all.” - Examiner.com
"Of course, the whole greatness of the AudioGlove is its ability to easily do two things: amplify your speaker and mic response when you need it and be a case too." - TechNewsWorld
“I don’t know about you, but I find my iPhone’s speaker just isn’t loud enough. I’m forever propping it up against a wall to amplify its sound while I’m in the shower, cooking dinner, or assembling the flat-packed furniture my wife insists on purchasing all too frequently. But AudioGlove is an iPhone case that solves my problem.” – Cult of Mac
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
AudioGlove is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries.
Because Kickstarter is generating support from our closest AudioGlove fans, we wanted to involve those supporters in a market demand test and give them the first opportunity to see what we have planned for the future.
We believe the AudioGlove is the perfect complementary component for a Total Audio Solution™ for folks who want a complete solution to satisfy their portable audio needs. We’ve teamed with http://wickedheadphones.com/ to do a market test for this valuable bundled product offering. If this tier receives a positive response, we’ll likely offer similar bundled product offerings in the future. So place your vote by making a pledge - we look forward to hearing what you think!
Yes, we will be ready to adapt our product for the new iPhone, and we're looking forward to the launch. We have strong patent protection around our product and our technology can readily be applied to new iPhones as well as other smart-phones and tablets (e.g., iPad), all of which have the same speakerphone problem as the iPhone does. We plan to introduce AudioGlove cases for these other devices shorty after our Kickstarter campaign concludes.
Waiting for the iPhone 5 AudioGlove? Make a pledge today and we'll send our backers a 50% discount code to buy it from our website when we release the new version.
This is becoming a common question for us, which we're happy to answer. Kickstarter rules no longer allow "bulk" unit pledge tiers. We have no idea why this rule changed, however, if you would like to make a volume order, we'd be extremely grateful and would be happy to accommodate that. For a limited time only (during our Kickstarter campaign), our volume order special pricing is the following:
$200 for 12 cases; $400 for 12 cases + 12 stands; $1,500 for 48 cases + 48 stands; $3,000 for 100 cases + 100 stands; and $6,000 for 500+ cases
To make a pledge for one of these tiers, just make a single pledge for the desired tier amount and send us a note to let us know what you want.
Select "No Reward". Add up the total $ amount of the rewards you want and enter that as the pledge amount. We will get your order details when we follow up with you after the campaign. International orders may add only one shipping charge.
We have limited quantities of the http://wickedheadphones.com/ headphones and earbuds. Following our campaign, folks that pledged for the Total Audio Solution Pack will receive an email asking which they’d prefer. We can’t guarantee you will get your first choice, but we’ll do our best.
The AudioGlove provides protection and audio enhancement, enabling the iPhone to be used in ways that outperform traditional cases and that were not practical prior to its introduction.
• Video Chat and Conferencing – go hands-free while sharing crisp-sounding conference calls anywhere - in the office, conference room, car, at home, alone or with a group
• Quality Speakerphone Solution – frees you up to talk on the phone while viewing other apps like email, the calendar, maps or searching the web
• Share Enhanced Music, Video and Game Audio – you no longer need to tolerate devices that offer inadequate audio quality
• Better Communication – whether you're in a noisy airport or on the road, on the speakerphone or handset, your speech will sound clearer on the other end of the line
• Longer Phone Use – lose power-hungry speakers and uncomfortable ear-buds and headphones
Upon achieving our campaign funding goal, we will send out an email communication to all of our backers to collect that information. At that time, you will let us know what version iPhone you have (3 or 4) and what color(s) you’d like.
We had planned on using expedited shipping for our international orders, which costs more through our carrier. If you don't mind a slower shipping option, please just add $15 per unit ($20 if you order two units or more).
- (42 days)