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$54,081
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298
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 3 2014
$54,081
pledged of $65,000pledged of $65,000 goal
298
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 3 2014

About

At Auris, Inc. everything we do, we strive to create solutions that simplify and enhance modern lifestyle.

We wanted to create a ‘smarter’ way to enjoy today’s incredible wealth of digital music, combining convenience with high performance audio quality in a unique, no-compromise mobile design.

We created an entirely new way to have uninterrupted entertainment experience from a complete standalone solution....at your fingertips.  

Introducing auris wily - the Smarter Speaker!

wily is an innovative standalone portable speaker embedded with an intuitive touchscreen that features an Android platform. With built-in WiFi for uninterrupted streaming of music and videos from most popular apps, wily brings all your entertainment at your fingertips without relying on other devices. Its ample on-board storage and Bluetooth connectivity lets you bring along your music everywhere you go.

Designed with performance and convenience in mind, the innovative all-in-one design of wily maximizes both volume and audio quality in a compact design. A simple out-of-the-box set-up, similar to that of a smartphone or tablet, allows you to start enjoying content quickly and easily.

Feel the music, don’t just hear it. wily uses Class "D" Digital Amplifier and custom tuned drivers to produce powerful, crystal clear, high quality sound for its compact, portable form. It’s been engineered to deliver outstanding low frequency response, featuring sound pressure levels that reach up to 90db of booming audio. Now, whether you’re indoors or in the open air, you can experience the music wherever the mood strikes.

On the back of the wily there are airflow vents, a feature seen in most top range hi-fi speakers, which allow smooth flow of air reducing turbulence and help in taming the frequency response and impedance peaks. This ensures clearer, tighter bass, with more amplifier power and control into the lower frequencies.

Unlike most wireless speakers, wily can stream uninterrupted music, TV shows, movies, audio books and more, all without a source device. It has a built in 802.11 b/g/n WiFi that connects to a smart Android platform to stream from popular apps like Spotify, Pandora, Netflix, Youtube and more. It’s all easily navigated using an intuitive 7” LCD touchscreen interface. Everything you love is now at your fingertips.

wily runs on Android, which lets you take Google with you wherever you go. Through the Google Play Store, you’ll have access to over 1 million apps for playing your favorite music, videos, TV shows and more.

Equipped with Bluetooth® 4.0 technology, you can also use your smartphone, tablet, computer or any Bluetooth enabled device to seamlessly stream your music wirelessly. Bluetooth® is further enhanced with aptX® audio coding to let you stream wireless audio with almost no loss in audio quality.

And with the integrated WiFi connectivity, you can also stream your audio wirelessly and effortlessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or iTunes (Mac or PC) with AirPlay® using third party apps available on Google Play Store.

The portability of wily is a combination of convenience with high performance audio quality in a unique, no-compromise mobile design. Weighing as little as 2.3 pounds, its light enough to take anywhere from the office, to the kitchen, to the beach or backyard BBQ and fits easily in bags and backpacks.

It also features an all-aluminum curved base for sturdy support.

Equipped with a powerful 3000mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts for more than 20 hours* of music playback, there’s plenty of juice to keep the party going all day long.

* All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that varies by volume and connection type

With wily you’ll never have to worry about running low on space. It features an on-board memory of 8GB / 16GB, while a Micro SD card slot expands your storage by up to 64GB. wily also includes a Micro USB slot for easy transfer of your content from other sources, and 3.5-mm stereo input for direct connections.

A powerful sleek remote provides ease of use with advanced manual control when you want it. From adjusting audio levels to enabling the Bluetooth® feature on wily, this remote puts entire user interface right in your hand.

Featuring a 2MP front facing camera and built-in microphone with echo-cancellation, you will be able to video chat over Skype or Google Hangouts to your heart’s content.

With the built-in microphone, wily also doubles as a speakerphone. Seamlessly go from listening to music to taking hands-free phone calls. Chat with friends and family, and then get back to the music without missing a beat.

The inclusion of a HDMI output with Full HD support opens up the opportunity to put the power of Android to any TV, Monitor or Projector. This makes any of these devices to instantly become a Smart TV enabling seamless video streaming either from wily’s on board storage or from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Youtube and many more!

Explore the convenience of being able to load your entire photo collection straight onto your wily and using it like a digital photo frame. With 8GB / 16GB of on-board memory and expandable storage of up to 64GB, you can enjoy a non-stop slideshow of memories!

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Risks and challenges

We have an amazing team with a lot of experience in making things and delivering them. We have de-risked this campaign by building a few functional prototypes and testing all of its key technologies.

We have already established contracts with an experienced manufacturer and are ready to begin manufacturing the first run of auris wily: The Smarter Speaker.

Our promise to deliver on schedule will be challenged many times as we go through manufacturing, certifications and logistics. However we will do our best to minimize the impact and keep our backers in the loop.

We really appreciate your support and are excited to have you on this journey to a smarter audio experience.

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