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Tech Cocktail: "Eartop: Perfecting Wireless Headphones"
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!
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"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 it will! And you can use the built in mics to talk to you fellow gamers in game if you like playing online!
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.
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