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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Cork is the world's first micro Bluetooth speaker that boosts sound depth and quality by upcycling a used bottle.
Delivering a deep, rich sound that varies depending on the bottle you choose to upcycle, Cork is small enough to fit easily in a pocket or handbag to take with you anywhere.
Simply sync and play music via Bluetooth. It’s fun to experiment and enjoy; different bottles deliver different depths and amplification of sound.
All the details of this project has been worked out over last year and a half and we are excited to be able to deliver Cork to each of you by this Christmas; in time for holiday gifting.
Unbox Therapy : Turn any Bottle into a Speaker
Amplify tunes at the beach, a backyard BBQ, chilling’ with friends and family. It’s truly more than a speaker that enriches lifestyles of users. Take your music from background to the center of conversation with Cork.
Cork utilizes an empty bottle as a cabinet box to amplify the depth and clarity of the tunes; addressing the compromises that micro speakers make on sound quality to enhance portability
Designed with an idea to converge lifestyle and environmental consciousness, Cork gives second lives to bottles while enriching lifestyles of users with new and entertaining ways to enjoy music.
Depending on the shape, size and material of the bottle used, the depth and clarity of the tunes differentiate and this brings a fun element of experimentation to any occasion.
Watch the following video for a brief Cork sound test with different bottles.
This year, the sounds of the season can be truly customized by every wine connoisseur, craft beer lover, vodka enthusiast – even soda slurpers and water lovers. Cork brings a fun element of experimentation to any party.
Unlike some of other campaigns, what you are seeing on our page is the final production unit. Also, we have secured enough supplies to run production of 40,000 units for the Kickstarter campaign.
We are proud to be able to ship Corks to each one of you as soon as the survey and payment is collected. We already have a logistics partner that's specialized in B2C and will be able to provide tracking number ASAP.
So, back us with confidence :-)
Don’t just bring the host a bottle of wine, bring the wine AND a Cork!
This Holiday, Take your music from the background to the center of conversation with Cork.
Kickstarter is a proven start-up platform, whose community of “early adopters” vets, funds and helps refine new products and services in an efficient, timely manner. The traditional retail model involving distributors, middlemen and retail outlets is costly and adds no value to the actual product or service around which the manufacturer/customer relationship is formed. In fact, it is a major impediment for entrepreneurs, who want to realize their vision for a new consumer product. Therefore, we highly value the Kickstarter community and its role in supporting innovation and hope that together we can launch Cork.
Risks and challenges
We have secured enough supplies to manufacture up to 40,000 units just for Kickstarter. We have manufacturing experts as partners in Asia who not only provide advice but also put their skins into production, engineering and retail management.
On the logistics side, we have established a partnership with a business to consumer (B2C) fulfillment house that guarantees safe shipping of Corks worldwide.
Although it's difficult to plan for every unforeseen circumstance, we are certain to go through them with help from many experts around us. We pledge to keep our backers well informed in a timely manner throughout the entire process and to do everything we can to deliver Corks to you on schedule.