About this project
Music inspires us. The rhythm and tone of music have a profound impact on us. When we listen to a rhythm, our heart begins to sync with it. The speed of the beats (fast or slow) and the tone (high-key or low-key) of the music indicate excitement, cheerfulness or sorrow.
Shine is the first bluetooth headset designed to portray your emotions and moods externally. The soundwaves from your music are transferred into a whole gamut of dazzling colors, to match their rhythm, tone, beats and genre.
Colors are an immensely powerful communication tool. They have been scientifically linked to influencing mood, causing physiological reactions and instigating certain actions. Picasso once said: "Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."
We wanted to build an earphone that allows people to effectively indicate their choice of songs to others, to better express themselves and their personalities. With Shine, we’re doing just that.
You’ve seen wireless Bluetooth earbuds with a flexible back band, but you’ve never seen a back band even close to this cool.
You already hear your music, love the rush of being on the go, and feel your music and motion, but with Shine you can see your music and motion. You won’t just be revving yourself up, you’ll be inspiring everyone around you with any combination of 24 colors.
Use Shine’s mobile app to change between the modes within seconds.
The companion app will be free to download from the App Store and Google Play Store, and is super easy to use.
Shine is the perfect gadget because it covers all the basics:
- Full phone function: If you receive a phone call, the music and lights come to a halt.
- Designed for comfortable wearing: It fits (and stays) in your ears while you’re playing sports, and avoids any pressure-inducing sensations. These buds won’t fall out of your ears while you’re on the run.
- Intuitive hardware controls for lights, volume control and pausing/starting the music
- Easy pairing with your phone’s Bluetooth, up to 30 feet away
- Powerful sound quality (using APTX technology for seamless streaming of CD quality audio)
- 2 ear hook sizes and 4 ear cap sizes ensure a snug, comfy fit
- Stating the obvious: wireless/ cord-free earphones & microphone
- Up to 7 hours of playtime on each charge
PLUS, you get awesome features you can’t get anywhere else:
- Flexible laser based back band that glows in 24 colors
- 3 very different modes that can be changed using the app: up to 24-color light with music, up to 24-color light with motion and movement, single-color light based on wave crests, wave troughs and power saving modes
- Motion detection based light mode uses G-sensor, 3-axis, counting steps, frequency, speed and time
- Ultra-responsive integrated smartphone app
- Unique earpiece design delivers quality sound and blocks environmental noise, but doesn’t press into your ear
- So light, they’re almost weightless
Every day, we tap into the magical library of recorded sound. It inspires us, educates us and pushes us forward. It motivates us to accomplish greatness. Through Shine, we hope to play a small part of that greatness. We designed Shine to not only deliver stunning audio clarity, but to also become an extension of your personality. And just like your favorite music, Shine stands out.
This isn’t our first rodeo. This isn’t even our 97th rodeo. Our global team has created over 100 products, from concept to delivery, and we are excited to add Shine to our product roster. We specialize in ultra-functional and fashionable gadget and accessories, and we’re proud of our stellar reviews on Amazon. After 16,000+ feedback scores, we still have a 100% positive rating, and we’re going to bring that same level of dependability and timeliness to Shine on Kickstarter.
Here’s a sneak peak into our design process. We’ve come a long way :)
Your purchase comes with 18-months of warranty, only for Kickstarter backers.
The following devices are supported. Please contact us if you have any questions about your device.
Risks and challenges
Our team has been successfully creating and launching consumer electronics for the past three years at IEC Technology.
We realize that every project may have potential obstacles or production delays. However, the target dates for delivery for our reward tiers will give us sufficient time to quickly move into production once we receive the necessary funding. With a branch office in China, our manufacturing system is solid. The supporting app has already been produced and launched to the relevant app stores. We also have prototypes and samples of Shine ready and available. We just need to expedite production and get Shine to you in time for the holidays.
We’re excited about making wireless headsets a lot more exciting. Join us by pledging, and get this cool new gear before anyone else.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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