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Invincible AudioBy Invincible Audio
First created
Invincible AudioBy Invincible Audio
First created
$49,164
pledged of 75 000 $pledged of 75 000 $ goal
294
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 19 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

 The days of having your speaker sit on the sidelines are over.  Invincible Audio developed the B.R.O. Ball to put your music in the game. The B.R.O. Ball floats but it can be fully submerged in water, it can take on high velocity impacts, and is resistant to sand and dirt.  

In addition to being able to take a hit, the B.R.O. Ball packs a serious punch of it's own.  It produces loud, high-fidelity sound with bass that resonates through the ball into your hands.  It is also long range - the B.R.O. Ball connects to your phone or other device from up to 50 yards away.  

So you can sling it and it blasts, anything else?  

As a matter of fact yes.  

  • The B.R.O. Ball has a built in battery that charges via USB connection just like your phone. 
  • Phone dying at the beach?  No problem, the B.R.O. Ball can also be used to charge your phone or other device.
  • Partying at night? The B.R.O. Ball has glow-in-the-dark outlining so you can keep the party goin' til' 6 in the mornin'.   
  • Worried about your accuracy? The B.R.O. Ball was designed with QB's in mind - it's weight is evenly distributed to allow for easy spiral throws.  

The Background

It all started in February while shopping for Bluetooth speakers.  There were a lot to choose from - some for the home and some for the outdoors.  Some were waterproof, but would still break if you dropped them or sink in the water.  A couple could actually float in the water, but were designed to just sit there in a pool and couldn't take on the waves of an ocean. We wondered, why are we limited to speakers that just sit there? Why isn't there anything that can be a part of the action, something fun like a ........football! 

The next day we were looking at design possibilities and we developed an initial sketch that week.  

In less than two months we had our first working prototype, and a month after that we submitted a provisional patent.  We continued through iterations of the prototype and by the spring of 2015 we had a version that kept playing music from 50 yards away from the connected device even after we threw it off a 7 story building!

 As our prototypes became more polished we shared them with more people and realized we were onto something.  The reactions we received were priceless - from engineers to former NFL players nearly everyone that saw the B.R.O. Ball loved it.  Many tried to buy our prototypes on the spot and often times we didn't think people would ever hand them back to us.

Next, we began meeting with engineers and manufacturers to determine what it would take to get the B.R.O. Ball to the masses.  Once we determined all of the necessary next steps and costs, we decided to ask for your help on Kickstarter!  We have a range of reward packages focused on owning the B.R.O. Ball, and have other items as well including:

What's Next?

We are a team with invention experience that is seasoned in project management, business, and design.  But, for this project we need additional expertise. We have identified a team with expertise in manufacturing, sourcing, quality control, and logistics.  

We want you to be dropping back for passes with the B.R.O. Ball as soon as possible, and here's our plan to make that happen:

  

Risks and challenges

Developing a new product is a challenge, especially a consumer electronic product that has multiple components and intense durability requirements.

Our primary challenge is getting various product components from multiple suppliers to a location in a timely manner. Our next risk is properly assembling components from various vendors, along with our custom pieces in a way that meets our rigid quality requirements. While we know that our product's requirements can be met, anytime a product is made at a larger scale, assuring quality can be a challenge.

We will reduce these risks by selecting vendors with proven track records, and by adhering to strict project management and quality control processes throughout the product life-cycle.

Bringing the B.R.O. Ball to the world will be no easy task, but we appreciate everyone's confidence in the product and the team. We are passionate about this project and there will be no shortage in effort to ensure that our backers get their products on-time.

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    JOIN THE TEAM

    Receive updates on the project that only our Kickstarter Team will get. You are helping create the most awesome speaker ever and parties will forever be better because of YOU.

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    B.R.O. BALL KOOZIE

    One of the best ways to rock out to the B.R.O. Ball is with a cold refreshment in hand. The B.R.O. Ball is hot, but your drink shall remain cold. Cheers!

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    OFFICIAL B.R.O. BALL BACKER T

    Receive the T-Shirt designed exclusively for our backers. It’s ultra-comfortable and flexible to make sure it doesn’t hinder that cannon you have for an arm.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL - FRIENDS, FAMILY & FANS SPECIAL

    For our fans, friends and family only. You will own the B.R.O. Ball and pay 50% less than the suggested retail price. It's all about team chemistry.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL - FRIENDS, FAMILY & FANS SPECIAL

    For our fans, friends and family only. You will own the B.R.O. Ball and pay 50% less than the suggested retail price. It's all about team chemistry.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL - PRE-SEASON SPECIAL

    You will be one of the first owners of the most awesome speaker ever, and paying 42% less than the suggested retail price. Start working on your playlists and your ball skills-you are about to be dominating parties everywhere.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL - SEASON OPENER

    Party season is here, you need the B.R.O. Ball. You will receive the most awesome speaker on the planet for 33% less than the suggested retail price. It's game time.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL & BACKER T - TEAM UNIFORM SPECIAL

    You're running out of the tunnel, you need to carry the B.R.O. Ball while in uniform. You will receive the most awesome speaker on the planet and the official B.R.O. Ball backer T. Get hyped.

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    OWN THE B.R.O. BALL WITH PERFORMANCE SLEEVE - AWAY GAME SPECIAL

    Not every game is in front of the home crowd. The performance sleeve comes with a carabiner clip allowing you to clip your B.R.O. Ball to your bag or shorts while you bike, skateboard or snowboard. Never leave the B.R.O. Ball behind.

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    THE DEPTH CHART PACKAGE

    B.R.O. Ball 2-Pack: Give one to a friend or show off your ambidextrous skills - you are B.R.O. Ballin'!

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    THE QB PACKAGE

    You're a franchise player and you need the gear to prove it. You will receive the B.R.O. Ball Koozie, the Official B.R.O. Ball Backer T, the performance sleeve and two B.R.O. Balls. You are officially ready to party.

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    THE COORDINATOR PACKAGE

    You're calling the plays, you deserve a personal collection. You will receive two of the first B.R.O. Balls made and they will include an autograph or personal note from the company’s founders. You also get the rest of the goods: the B.R.O. Ball Koozie, and Backer T. Plus, shipping is free for U.S. Coordinators.

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    THE O-COORDINATOR PACKAGE

    You're calling the plays, you deserve a personal collection. You will receive two of the first B.R.O. Balls made and they will include an autograph or personal note from the company’s founders. You also get the rest of the goods: the B.R.O. Ball Koozie, and Backer T. Plus, shipping is free for U.S. Coordinators.

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    THE HEAD COACH PACKAGE

    You have a whole team to lead, so you must have a presence. We will post your name or company logo on a B.R.O. Ball that we will broadcast on our social media accounts. You also receive four of the first B.R.O. Balls made and personal notes from the company’s founders. And of course, the rest of the goods: 4 B.R.O. Ball Koozies, and 4 Backer T's. Shipping is free for U.S. Head Coaches.

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    THE GENERAL MANAGER PACKAGE

    You're running an organization so you need a corporate package. Treat your entire starting line up to the B.R.O. Ball package - that's 11 B.R.O. Balls, 11 B.R.O. Ball Koozies, and 11 Backer T's. Plus, shipping is free for U.S. GM's.

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    THE OWNER PACKAGE

    You're a serious boss, and bosses belong on boats. You and a guest are invited to join the Invincible Audio team for a private all-inclusive cruise in Annapolis, MD. We will review the team roster and strategy and give you personalized collection of B.R.O. Ball products and other gifts from the team.

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    THE COMMISSIONER PACKAGE

    There is only one commish' and there is only one you. The companies founders will hand deliver you the very first customer B.R.O. Ball, along with other personalized gifts from the team to anywhere within the U.S. You and a guest are also invited to join the private boat cruise, and to a private dinner with the company founders to talk league strategy. Please just don't suspend us.

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Funding period

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