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We solve headphone jack plug failure by making it flexible and 10x stronger.
We solve headphone jack plug failure by making it flexible and 10x stronger.
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JackSavior: World strongest and smallest audio jack

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The JackSavior plug is an audio jack where the wires are connected inside the plug resulting in a smaller, flexible and 10x stronger audio jack. We offer a small adapter with this kickstarter campaign so that you can save your audio jack! (standard 3.5mm 1/8 inch plug that supports all platforms and functions, for example microphones and buttons)

Update (27th of August): We sold out, there are no more rewards available for backers within the scheduled timeline. We will restock and sell the new batch through our webshop asap. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed signup.JackSavior.com or pledge €1 - $1 to get the Kickstarter updates.

Update (23rd of August): We already scheduled and placed the order at our partner factory. They are NOT able to schedule another production run with them later this year. We therefore have a limited amount of JackSavior adapters available. We expect that all pledges will be sold out before the end of the campaign (based on current pledge rate). People who ask for a 48 Hour Reminder will therefore risk missing the boat... Sorry about this.... We will come back in the future with new stock and products, please subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed signup.JackSavior.com or pledge €1 - $1 to get the Kickstarter updates.

Goal

Our goal is to prevent jack plug failure, often seen with the plug on wired headphones. We try to do this by offering our JackSavior technology to well know headphone manufacturers or brands to incorporate it in their products. We make the JackSavior technology implementation easier for the factories by running a project with them, which we offer to pay for. This offered adapter is such a project. We aim to reach as much people as possible with this project to get the following word on the street: There is a new jack plug in town which is smaller, flexible and 10x stronger.

How you can help

You can help us by financing the above mentioned production through backing this kickstarter project. We want to reach as much people as possible so we offer the JackSavior Adapter 2 for cost price, including free shipping!

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Shipping is a big part of the costs so we can give discounts when we can ship multiple pcs
Shipping is a big part of the costs so we can give discounts when we can ship multiple pcs

JackSavior technology

The JackSavior plug is an audio jack where the wires are connected inside the plug resulting in a smaller, flexible and 10x stronger audio jack. 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 microphone and button compatible products! We need your help to cover the initial production costs and are therefore offering you a JackSavior male to female 10 cm (4”) adapter! You can use this adapter to prevent jack failure on your favorite headphone, headset, earbuds or any other device you would like! We will start production in August and will ship in October of this year.

The JackSavior story

The beginningThe 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. But selling headphones makes no sense, as there are already many great brands selling audio products and our founder is not Dr. Dre. We are 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 first Kickstarter?
Our goal of convincing big brands succeeded as multiple brands want to have it. They requested a quotation from the factory, who did not give any reply to that 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 needed to order at least 3000 pieces (and pay for tooling) so that they can gather data on the production and break through this dilemma. So we started another kickstarter campaign last April. The factory was asking a high price and the €30 for a headset was just too high. We negotiated with the factory and return to you with a bargain: The JackSavior adapter 2, which supports all microphones and buttons.

Tooling (molds) - Bouwy in factory - Shipping kickstarter rewards
Tooling (molds) - Bouwy in factory - Shipping kickstarter rewards

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 prefer to work with this factory. We need the high volumes of these big brands to cover costs of innovation and patents. 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.....

JackSavior The First earbuds connected to a phone
JackSavior The First earbuds connected to a phone

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.

JackSavior plug in testing device
JackSavior plug in testing device

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 September. We can start shipping in October, after importing everything at the end of September.

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Risks and challenges

This is our 3rd 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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