Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 12, 2013.
About this project
EarJell amps your mobile device speaker so you no longer use your hand.
Back us now and if we are successfully funded YOU get our latest EarJell design - EarJell Chrome.
We’ve decided to create an EarJell Kickstarter Collection with 5 NEW EARJELL colors. You back us. You pick one color. You name that color. We will (as long as EarJell exists) sell the Kickstarter Collection and each backer who participates will be credited with their color and name during that time. This creative reward is for the first 5 people to back EarJell with $100 or more.
Color Rules: Any color you’d like… really.
Naming Rules: Have fun! Be Nice. No profanity, no sexually explicit, discriminatory or defamatory names will be accepted (for obvious reasons). No trademarked names, unless you have the rights to that name.
Once you’ve backed us, email us your NEW EarJell color (sample color image or Pantone color, etc) and name at firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll announce the Kickstarter Collection Backers once the final color and name has been made via Kickstarter, EarJell.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Of course, you'll receive this Kickstarter collection.
WHY do I need an EarJell?
You most likely need an EarJell if your tablet and/or smartphone speaker is positioned in the rear or side of your mobile device. Many tablets and smartphones are designed with speaker(s) located in the rear or side of the device. The result, low audio output levels that make them difficult to hear, especially in a group setting. Many people tend to use their hands in an effort to improve the sound quality of their mobile devices...until now!
EarJell is a solution to this problem. It duplicates the "low-tech" use of your hand to increase sound levels of your mobile devices. In fact, it fits in the palm of your hand, and can go anywhere your mobile device can. This lightweight, compact accessory attaches to mobile devices and redirects the sound waves released through the device speakers towards the user(s), thereby increasing the audio level... no power source needed.
The EarJell name comes from the idea of truly connecting with the audio of your mobile devices, allowing you to "jell" with them.
JELL /jel/ verb, definition: 1. Set or become firmer. 2. Take a definite shape, begin to work well. 3. To become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallized.
EarJell is made of high density, recyclable, BPA free plastic that delivers a crisp, clear sound.
What makes EarJell different from other similar devices?
Here's the best part, EarJell is a one size fits all device. It's designed for use with your smartphone, and/or tablet, making it interchangeable.
EarJell uses a unique micro-suction technology to adhere to your device. It won't scratch, damage or leave a residue on your devices. It comes off just as simply as it goes on.
Will the EarJell work with my mobile device?
- iPad 2, 3 (New)
- iPad Mini
- Kindle Fire HD
- Microsoft Surface
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
- Asus Vivo RT Tablet
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tablet
- Acer Inconia Tablet
- Lenovo IdeaTab
- Tablet eReader
- Super Nova 8"
- Android Reader
- Sony Tablet S
- Pandigital Nova Digital Reader
- iPod Touch
- iPhone - 3, 4, 4s, 5
- Nexus 4
- DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
- DROID Razr Maxx by Motorola
- DROID Bionic by Motorola
- Google Nexus S
- Samsung Conquer
- Samsung Focus
- Samsung Focus Flash
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Samsung Galaxy S II Epic
- Nokia Lumia 900
- HTC Evo Design
- HTC One X
- HTC Vivid
- BlackBerry Bold 9900
- LG Lucid
- LG Marquee
- LG Nitro
- LG Revolution
- LG Thrill
- LG Viper
- Motorola Atrix 2
Will the EarJell work with my device case?
EarJell uses a unique micro-suction "sticky" technology that allows it to adhere to sleek mobile devices AND sleek (smooth) device cases.
EarJell's eco-friendly burlap packaging is practical for sale and storage of the product.
Why we need YOU...
1. EarJell is ready for mass production and YOU will be helping us to complete our first mass production run. Demand for EarJell is growing and we want to meet the needs of EarJell fans.
2. We need to move quickly. Because EarJell is a unique product offering (nterchangeablility) we would like to enter the market as soon as possible. We've tweaked, modified and tested EarJell in order to make the best product in this category to date. Your support will allow us to move quickly and truly KICKSTART EarJell Design, LLC.
You can back this project for as little as $10 and get your own EarJell as a reward. So please back this project now and spread the word!
Please feel free to reach out with questions at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us online at earjell.com.
Thank you for your interest in EarJell! We can't wait to get Kickstarted!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone (fellow Kickstarters and backers, family, friends and colleagues) who had a hand in getting us to this stage... and Mr. Scott Hein for "getting" it! Couldn't have done it without all of your encouragement, support, patience and advice.
Special thanks to my husband and kiddies for their patience, encouragement!
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Risks and challenges
Product design, manufacturing, assembly and packaging for EarJell is straightforward and has been optimized and streamlined for the best quality product. Producing the finished product is something that can be accomplished within a relatively short period of time right here in the Midwest.
Things happen. What’s most important is how we choose to respond. Our plan includes accountability, transparency, communication and swift action.
We have taken proactive steps to eliminate risks and challenges that may delay or set us back in our execution plan. In addition, we have put into place certain processes to minimize the impact of the risks and challenges we could face as a company. Ultimately, we want to minimize the effects on our customers and supporters.
However, these are risks and challenges that could occur:
1) International shipping delays caused by natural disaster, travel restrictions or the like.
2) Production delays due to natural disaster, drastic material cost changes, drastic material shortages.
3) Packaging delays due to late receipt of materials, natural disaster, drastic material cost changes, and drastic material shortages.
When used as intended, EarJell's "sticky" technology lasts for over 100 uses before refreshing is needed. When you are done using it, simply remove it from your device and store it in a dry place.... (an eco-friendly EarJell bag is great for this). EarJell will never leave a residue or damage your mobile device's exterior or case.
To refresh your EarJell "sticky", simply wipe the suction area with a damp (water only) cloth or paper towel. Let it air dry or pat dry with a dry cloth and your EarJell is ready to go!
**NOTE: Never use oils, soaps, solvents, harsh chemicals or abrasives on your EarJell "sticky", they may damage it, minimizing its effectiveness.
EarJell uses a unique micro-suction "sticky" technology that DOES allow it to adhere to sleek mobile devices AND sleek (smooth) device cases. However, if you have a textured case, it is difficult for EarJell to adhere to such a case due to the micro-suction it utilizes.
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