After 2 years since the success of Cork 1, we introduce the Cork 2 with upgraded functionality and portability. It even has two versions; Light and Mini.
Cork functions as a Bluetooth speaker on its own, but it provides more grand and glorious sound when it’s put on top of a bottle like a cork on a wine bottle. Then, you can enjoy its magnificent music with your friends!
Cork Light has LED mood light, which can light up the room and make it fancy.
Cork Mini is smaller than the Light, so it makes it easy for users to carry.
We often listen to music on our smartphones. But the poor sound quality leaves us rather unsatisfied. And on top of that, we can hardly hear it in travels, outdoor settings, and house parties. Sometimes we bring with us a well-functioning speaker to listen to music of high sound quality loud and clear. But unfortunately, its burdensome size makes it less portable and keeps us reluctant to tagging it along our trip. To solve this dissatisfaction of sound quality and the inconvenience in portability, Cork 2 is here. With its super tiny body, Cork 2 is easy to carry around and allows you to enjoy music of quality audio and gorgeous sounds with just a smartphone. Further, the incorporated LED light heightens the atmosphere of travels, outdoor events, and house parties even more, and when put on a bottle of different shape and size, it wondrously delivers a sound totally different, presenting everyone a time of childlike fun playing with the gadget.
CORK has won a Red Dot award in the product design category. Established in 1954, the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ in Germany is one of the world’s three major design awards along with the ‘IDEA Design Awards’ in the US and ‘IF Design Award’ in Germany.
Cork makes different sounds when put on top of different bottles, so you can simply change the type of bottle to create the sound you want.
You can create various atmospheres with different colors Cork 2 makes through the bottle. You can even adjust the brightness of the LED light.
Sound is a phenomenon where the vibration of material spreads by riding on another material. To transmit the sound, you likely need a medium (air, liquid, solid, and so forth) which transmits the vibration. Speaker is essentially a device that generates the vibration of air and allows the sound to be sensed through a person’s hearing.
Therefore, all speakers contain a resonance chamber, the enclosure, that is able to generate the vibration of air and this chamber is what causes the speaker to become bulky in its size and heavy in its weight. ‘Cork’ is devoid of such chamber and can be carried around lightly with the mere speaker module before you simply cork it in an empty bottle usable for resonance chamber and the tone will turn into something amazing. You’ll find yourself captivated by the countless shifts in sounds depending on the empty bottle’s size, quality of the material, thickness and more.
A new way to enjoy music, Cork is a bluetooth speaker of an innovative concept which utilizes an empty bottle as the resonance chamber to boldly enhance the sound quality. It is designed to be installed in water bottles, beer bottles, beverage bottles, etc. that are easy to find anywhere, so when you play the music and place it in a bottle, you can feel the sounds equal to those from speakers with large resonance chambers.
Cork is a focused integration of LEEDEYEON’s exclusive top-quality sound technology. Portable in size, it is designed to deliver music in 360° with a Woofer module built inside the speaker and is structured to transfer the sound to the bottle through the lower part of the speaker to render a clear and magnificent sound.
Music by / Ikson - Sunny
Cork Light will offer abundant sound and serene LED lighting so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee with music after work. The sound and lighting from Cork Light will make you feel more at home. The LED light from Cork 2 Light is more than enough for interior lighting as well as decoration.
Cork Light and Mini are compact and lightweight, so they are easily portable anywhere at any time. In particular, Mini is as small as a bottle cap, so it is super light and easy to carry. When traveling, you can put Cork 2 Mini in its gorgeous leather case and tag it on your backpack. When you are in a mood for good music on your journey, all you need is a miniature Cork speaker and an empty bottle after a drink.
Cork 2 will make your time more special and memorable when you are traveling, enjoying outdoor activities, or having a house party. Cork 2 will make your time with your loved ones more fun and beautiful. Also, your friends will definitely enjoy playing around with Cork at your house party. Cork will make happy times happier and extraordinary.
Add-on selection for leather case is only available for Cork Mini. Backers can simply select the kind of Cork speaker and add the price amount of leather case to make the pledge.
Cork Light & Cork Mini also includes a 1-year warranty & User Manual
Warranty for repair free of charge within 1 year.
Leedeyeon, based in US, has spent the last 3 years developing and designing Cork speakers. The previous Cork 1.0 Campaign was a huge success, thanks to the Backers. All Cork speakers were produced and delivered in time. After a thorough review of comments and suggestions from the Backers from Cork 1.0 campaign, we were able to complete Cork 2 which is a more upgraded version of Cork 1.0. Cork 2 prototypes were fabricated successfully. We have tested hundreds of Cork 2 speaker prototypes. We are now a few steps away from mass production. If the campaign succeeds, we are ready to begin Cork 2 production the following day and start delivering after 20 days.
To turn on Cork 2, simply press the power button for 3 seconds. It will turn on automatically and start pairing.
Turn on the Bluetooth function on your mobile device and pair with Cork 2. When paired successfully, play music of your choice on your mobile device.
Place Cork 2 on top of different empty bottles to enjoy various sounds. Cork Light has LED lighting, so the light continues to shine, and you can adjust the brightness when you turn the speaker ring.
It offers a stable bluetooth range covering over 10 meters without cutting in and out.
Press the power button among the controls for 3 seconds and the power will turn off.
Once paired, it will automatically pair at On/Off.
If you would like to switch into a different mobile device, disconnect the paring from the previously paired device settings and pair again with a device of your wish.
Simple Way to Recharge
Easily recharge with Micro 5 Pin!
Cork : 2-hour recharge with up to 6-hour playtime (May differ according to the environment of use or the kind of music.)
Cork includes a charging cable.
Take advantage of the Dual Audio feature to enjoy surround sound. You can soak in music that is multi-dimensional and surprisingly grand. (Available for play in smart devices featuring Dual Audio.)
It's available on Samsung Galaxy 8 and higher version but not available on Iphone. Please check your device supports dual-audio functionality.
Remaining battery time can be checked in IOS and the Android device.
There is no separate control button for sound level. Adjustment can be made with the volume control in the smart device itself.
If you want to clean Cork, separate the joint section and limit your cleaning to the part of silicon cradle (Cork is not a waterproof product).
Leedeyeon is a design company that creates a revolutionary brand power from ideas to the markets based on its design thinking process known as “LDTP (Leedeyeon Design Thinking Process).” ‘Design unforgettable experience,’ our slogan motivates us to create unforgettable memory and value by adding exclusive ideas and technology for products in living tech, beauty, and health areas. As our first product, we launched a Bluetooth speaker [Cork], which uses an empty bottle as a sound box, in 2016 on Kick Starter. Our hearts fluttered as we launched our first product on Kick Starter for funding. We felt as if we were setting our child on his feet when we finished the funding and sent our products to our customers. We wanted our products to stay well and do their parts well. Most importantly, we wanted them to be loved by the users. When the Backers got the product and shared their positives reviews about [Cork] such as ‘I am so satisfied with this product’ and ‘I love it,’ I was ecstatic. As designers who thought of ideas, made the form, and eventually developed the product, the moment of happiness our product created for our customers felt like our own happiness. Of course, [Cork] was not a perfect product. Time to time, some customer expressed its shortcomings and what improvements it needs. Some Backers even gave us unique ideas of which we hadn’t even thought. Such progress provided us opportunities to learn our limits and worked as a base for us to grow. We would like to thank the first Backers who were so helpful and supportive. It definitely helped us grow. Three years have passed by since the last funding. We accepted various opinions and applied them to [Cork] to make improvements. Finally, we are back on Kick Starter with [Cork 2]. There are two versions for [Cork]. [Cork 2 Light] has lightings and [Cork Mini] is lighter than before which makes it easy to carry. Lighting function is something many Backers wanted. When [Cork Light] is put on a bottle for use, the bottle acts not only as a soundbox but also as a mood light. Users can enjoy a variety of tones as well as changes in lighting, depending on the bottle that is being used. [Cork Mini] is a product where we maximized the merit of Cork, which is portability. It is a size of a golf ball so that users can carry it around easily like a tiny accessory. Nevertheless, it still provides loud sounds and high sound quality, just like other Bluetooth speakers. We have introduced our previous product to many people and gathered all their feedback to make improvements. I assure you that [Cork 2] will provide ‘the joy from a new way of enjoying music.’ Along with [Cork 2], we have various MGPPs(Multi-Generation Product Plans) for the Cork Brand. [Cork Home] can be used at home with high power. [Cork Smart] can be paired with many Corks at a time to play surround music, and memory card can be installed in [Cork Smart] and play music on the device itself. We kindly ask for your continuous attention and support for the Cork Brand and hope to have you along with us on this journey. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
We worked extremely hard to prepare this product for Kickstarter campaign, full-scale manufacturing, and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks and our plan to assess them:
MANUFACTURING: The manufacturer is lined up and we have quality assurance team on-site during production.
FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things get a bit crazy and unexpected events can happen such as supplier misses a deadline, customs clearance or shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. We partnered with an experienced logistics team to get our products to you. We’ll keep a transparent communication with you through the entire process so you know where your products are and when you’ll receive them.
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