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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

The JackSavior plug is an audio jack where the wires are connected inside the plug resulting in a smaller, flexible and 10x stronger audio jacks. This prevents any external forces from touching the connection, preventing jack, plug, and ultimately, headphone failure. In blue with white cable the JackSavior plug:

Left normal jack - Right JackSavior plug
Left normal jack - Right JackSavior plug
Difference between JackSavior stereo plug and 4 pole plug
Difference between JackSavior stereo plug and 4 pole plug

We made a JackSavior plug with 4 connections, which makes it possible to create headsets with a microphone! We need your help to cover the initial tooling costs and are therefore offering you headsets with premium sound quality, like our previous Kickstarter, but now with calling functionality! (shipping in august)

The Early Bird discount was only available until Thursday the 5th of April 11:59 pm CET (Thursday midnight).

UPDATE: We have lowered the price to the early bird discount. It is not about the money, it is about reaching more people.

            

The JackSavior story

The beginning
The design of audio jacks found in modern headphones dates back to 1876. It is by no means a bad design, but at JackSavior, we feel that an update is long overdue. Audio jacks break frequent between the wires and the plug. We solve this by connecting the wires inside. However, selling headphones makes no sense as there are already many great brands selling audio products and our founder is not Dr. Dre. We are therefore licensing out the technology to these brands but apparently, no manager is interested in preventing jack failure problems for their customers. So we ran a Kickstarter campaign to pay for the first tooling and convince big brands to incorporate the JackSavior plug into their products.

What happened after the previous Kickstarter?
Our goal of convincing big brands somewhat succeeded as multiple brands want to have it. So they requested a quotation from the factory, who did not give any reply to the request. They said that they cannot give a quotation as they cannot estimate the planning sufficiently to comply with planning rules. This is because they have no experience with making a million JackSavior plugs. I need to order at least 3000 pieces (and pay for tooling) so that they can gather data on the production and break through this dilemma. This is where we need help of the crowd.

Tooling - Bouwy at factory - 1st Kickstarter shipment
Tooling - Bouwy at factory - 1st Kickstarter shipment

Why not go to another factory?
The factory we work with is highly skilled and most importantly: audited by all the big brands. Who can only purchase at audited factories and choose this factory to work with, most of the time. We need the high volumes of these big brands to cover costs of innovation and sales. We can therefore not go to another factory for big projects. However, we are already trying to implementing at some other small factories for specialized projects, which has its own set of challenges.....

We are offering the same product as above, except now incl. a microphone
We are offering the same product as above, except now incl. a microphone
   

10x stronger, no way!

The regular 1987 jack plug can withstand 10,000 to 20,000 swings in an industry standard bending test, depending on design. The JackSavor plug can withstand 100,000 to 200,000 swings. Find below a video where I try to explain the bending test and show you the actual testing apparatus used in the factory.

But HOW?

We solder the wires inside the plug that goes inside your phone. This part is not moving constantly, which results in the 10x better test results.

Sketch of soldering wires outside (left) and inside (right)
Sketch of soldering wires outside (left) and inside (right)
Smaller is more comfortable in your pocket
Smaller is more comfortable in your pocket

Timeline

We already made 4 pole plugs samples in the factory with the same soldering technology as the previous kickstarter. No delays are therefore expected in this planning. We are currently working with the factory on the planning to manufacture the products in May. We can start shipping in August, after importing everything in July. 

Specification of JackSavior the 2nd

The JackSavior the 2nd headset will have 8.6 mm handmade dynamic coil drivers made by the same factory that produces them for other high-end brands. It will have a control unit on the right wire that goes to the right earbud. The control unit has a microphone and 1 button to take or end calls. This makes it compatible with all available platforms. It will therefore work on Apple, iOS, Android, Samsung etc. everything.

JackSavior The 2nd specifications
JackSavior The 2nd specifications
 

How can YOU save the world from jack failure?

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Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter project. The first project had some delay as we moved from a press fit connection to a soldering connection inside the plug for more durability. We have successfully validated this technique and used it in mass production to make the Kickstarter pledges, which made all the backers happy when they had the product in their hands! We do not expect any big technically challenges as we are already making the 4-pole plug in small batches. We make this in one of the best manufacturers on earth, which also supply to all the big brands, this gives us the confidence that delays due to supply of parts will not happen. We intent to provide weekly or biweekly updates about the process.

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