Mashable:"Finally, somebody figured out how to make any audio device wireless. Check out the EarTop Flow, a small Bluetooth device that plugs into the 3.5mm cable jack of just about any audio equipment. Pair it up, and suddenly, you’re wireless."
Inc:"[EarTop is] using the latest designs and cutting-edge technologies to create wireless headphones and devices."
Bostinno:"Focused on three Ps — power, performance and portability — EarTop Technologies hopes to make wires a thing of the past."
FOX News LIVE! (EarTop's segment starts at 23:22!): "College freshman develops a simple way to untether headphones from their cords."
------------------------ What is FLOW and How Does it Work?
The Flow Series is an accessory that can transform your high quality Beats Solo and Studio headphones, and Bose Quiet Comfort headphones into the best Bluetooth headphones with APTX on the market. This can be done by simply plugging our product into the audio inputs on your headphones.
Unleash Your Headset Welcome to the future – a place with no wires. Our unique patent-pending design cuts out all excessive wires and cords, bringing a new sense of mobility to your music.
Ready, Set, Go! Engineered with the consumer in mind, we have allowed for our device to be easily paired with all Bluetooth enabled tablets, PCs, laptops, phone, iPod, or other media devices.
High Resolution Sound
Our compatible and accurate design delivers optimum standards when compared to other leading brands. We ensure crystal clear sound quality and deep bass for all compatible headphones through the use of the APTX High Quality Wireless Audio Codec (Best on the market!) integrated into our product.
Built in AmplifierThe amplifier built into the Bluetooth module allows you to crank up the volume and still enjoy clear quality music!
Long Live Flow! Our engineers have fully designed the holders for the Beats Solo headphones, are finishing those of the Beats Studio headphones, and are beginning work on the Bose Quiet Comfort Series. We’re looking to expand into other lines of popular headphones as we evaluate funds and demand. In addition to connecting to the best headphones on the market, EarTop has begun designing a mount for our patent-pending connection system, that will allow you to easily connect Flow to your car speakers, home stereo, or just about anything else with a input jack!
With an engineering team that has multiple years of experience in military technology, quality has always been of utmost importance to them. Using Bluetooth 2.1+EDR as well as APTX technology, the Flow delivers almost no loss in sound quality, a trait that any music enthusiast knows is extremely important for their listening experience and isn’t available wirelessly anywhere else right now.
We are already implementing a progressive branding campaign involving celebrity endorsements to help spread our vision. We have had numerous professional musicians comment on the quality of our product as well. We like to think we managed to cover that issue pretty well :)
The Flow is designed to be the best option for anyone who already owns high end headphones and wants to go wireless without having to buy an entirely new set. In addition to the musical delivery, we made sure that the Flow had a microphone available for hands-free calling, as well as an electronic noise cancelling system to reduce the outside sounds that take away from the experience of high quality music. We are also in contact with US Electronics, a US based consumer electronics manufacturer for the production of our product.
HOW IT BEGAN
Flow by EarTop – Started from an idea: We were look for a Life Unplugged. Four friends, a DJ, a guitarist, a tech guru, and an audiophile, were sitting in a college dorm, talking about how frustrated we were because wires kept getting tangled in our bags or pockets, and limited our range of motion.
The wireless headphones currently on the market have a loss of sound quality, low battery life and are expensive. With the entrepreneurial mindset we created and idea, which evolved into an accessory we could use with our current headphones that could make them wireless.
This was the birth of the Flow by EarTop. We began to work on the list of features our new project should have, what it should look like, and how we could get it to work out.
$1.00- Thank you! Every dollar counts.
$20.00- You will be added to our email newsletter, so you can be updated about our progress.
$30.00- Get a limited edition EarTop Technologies t-shirt as seen on our video. Also, you will be added to our newsletter to receive updates.
$50.00- Early bird! Get a FLOW Series and your choice of headphone mount for either Beats Solo or Beats Studio! (International shipping, add $20.)
$60.00- Get one FLOW Series unit and get added to our newsletter. (International shipping, add $20.)
$90.00- Receive one FLOW Series unit with your choice of Beats Solo or studio mount and a t-shirt. (International shipping, add $20.)
$110.00- Double trouble reward! Receive two FLOW devices and access to our secret email list. (International shipping, add $20.)
$300.00- Jam Pack! Receive five FLOW devices to give to your friends and family. (International shipping, add $20.)
$1,200.00- Custom Distribution Package! 20 FLOW units and an invitation to our launch party! (We will contact you with shipping pricing and the party.)
$3,600.00- Advanced Custom Distribution Package! Receive 60 FLOW Series units and an invitation to our launch party. (We will contact you with shipping pricing and the party.)
Where You, the Backer, Come in
Here at EarTop, our daily vision and goal involves helping the audio industry move towards a Life Unplugged. Using the tried and true network of Kickstarter backers, we want to be able to help everyone see our vision, but we need your help. We plan to use the money gained from Kickstarter to overcome the costs of the following:
• Final Product design
• Injection mold tooling
• PCB costs
• And finally, the raw manufacturing cost for our first mass production.
No doubt, the costs are a big challenge, and we’ve already put our own money into our project as well as plenty of blood and sweat to make sure that our vision sees the success we feel it deserves. Your pledges are not only helpful to the costs we have to overcome, but also extremely inspiring and keep us motivated to deliver the best products in order to no longer be tied down by wires. Let's move towards a World Without Wires, and live Life Unplugged!
FOR PR INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: email@example.com
"Apple, Beats by Dre, Bose and all other copyrights mentioned are the property of their respective owners"
Answer is, Yes! Our own line of headphones which are currently in development will have Bluetooth 4.0. However, due to some of the mechanical technical specs on the BeatsbyDre units, we were forced to use BT 2.1+EDR with APTX for optimal results in FLOW. Please send an inquiry to our support email at http://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like the technical reasoning for our decision. Thanks!
Yes! While the manufacturing of these units will take a bit longer due to the Bose Headphone design and configuration being a bit more complicated than Beats, FLOW will definitely support Bose QC headphones.
$1 or more: Thank You! Every dollar counts and you’re helping us get that much closer towards moving the world towards a Life Unplugged. If successful, look forward to purchasing the FLOW series or one of EarTop’s future products online or in a store near you.
$20 or more: You guys are awesome, not even kidding. To repay you, we will add you to our E-Mail newsletter list so you can be updated on the latest news about EarTop’s progress with the FLOW series. Further, we will very strongly consider any suggestions on the product that you guys/gals send to email@example.com
We really appreciate your support! To express our thanks, we look forward to sending you a limited edition EarTop Technologies T-Shirt (featured in our video). You will also be added to our newsletter in order to receive all updates on our future products!
$50 or more: Calling all earlybirds! THAT’S RIGHT! You will get one Flow Series Unit by EarTop and your choice of headphone mounts for either Beats Solos or Beats Studios. Contact us for information about Flow mounts for the Bose QC series. (International Shipping is 20 dollars more)
$60 or more: Guess what…if you pledge this amount, you officially pre-ordered the Flow Series – the first product for the company that plans to revolutionize the audio industry by going completely wireless. We'll also send you a special newsletter throughout this process keeping you updated on the latest EarTop News! (International Shipping is 20 dollars more)
With a pledge of $90, you get one Flow Series unit (Studio or Solo mount) as well as one of the good lookin' shirts you see featured in our Kickstarter video. Don't miss the chance to distinguish yourself as EarTop's biggest fan!!!
(International Shipping is 20 dollars more)
$110 or more: Double Trouble. With a $110 pledge, you not only get two Flow devices, we’ll also add you into our secret email list that gives you the details of the inner workings of EarTop Technologies. You’ll be the first to be updated on our future products and you’ll be given a chance to put your own ideas in as well. You will also have your choice of headphone mounts (solo or studio) for your listening pleasure. Contact us for information on the projected arrival of our car and home stereo mounts.
(International Shipping is 20 dollars more)
$300 or more: You, my friend, must love music; or must have a few friends who you jam with. With this pledge, you’ll receive FIVE Flow Series units! Give them to your friends, family, pet, neighbor, to help push for a world without wires; to whom you give it is up to you, but you’ll be helping them live life unplugged…and who doesn’t want that?
(International Shipping is 20 dollars more)
$1200 or more: CUSTOM Distribution Package. Want to expand some cool new inventory? Want to share a bunch of Flow units with your friends? Is it 3:30 in the morning and your business partner is keeping you up editing Kickstarter? The $1200 package will give you 20 Flow units, we'll keep close contact with you to update you on future distribution opportunities, and we will extend an invitation to you for our launch party! We will contact you with further information on shipping prices and the party!
$3600 or more: ADVANCED CUSTOM Distribution Package. Maybe you want to do a trial run in your store, or maybe you just want to stock up on some new cool inventory; in either case, this package is for you. You will receive 60 Flow Series units!!!! Also, you will be invited to the EarTop Launch Party! (We will contact you with further information on shipping prices and the party).