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Radically upgrade your sound and music experience with this 100dB HiFi Bluetooth speaker/portable audio monitor. 50 hours playtime!
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IP rating & BackerKit

Posted by Frankenspiel Ltd. (Creator)

Hi all,

Here's some info regarding the IP rating and BackerKit.

We want to clarify the situation in regard to IP ratings. 

The IP Code, International Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against the intrusion of for example dust and water. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information. The digits (characteristic numerals) indicate conformity with certain conditions. Where there is no protection rating with regard to one of the criteria, the digit is replaced with the letter X.  

We have previously written about IPX4 or IPX5 without fully comprehending what that meant. Writing IPX4 means that the product has no protection rating against dust and a level 4 protection rating against water. 

So, what we can now confirm now is that FS-X (subject to final tests carried out on the production models) will be rated at either IP64 or IP65. 

We have been working on BackerKit, and have now submitted our BackerKit version to them for review and approval. We're told that this process may take up to 48 hours.

So, hopefully soon we will be able to give you access to Backerkit so you can specify your FS-X colour choices (this applies to THE ONE, THE PAIR and THE PAIR - COLOUR MIX backers), 2nd stretch goal gift(s) and add-ons.

You will be given access via an e-mail invite, and we will let you know before we send it out, so you can avoid it landing in your spambox.

Best regards,

The Frankenspiel Team

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      Gareth Davies on

      IP codes are dust first then water so yes

    2. Peter J on

      Sorry, it's been a long day at work...
      The units will come with a level 6 protection against dust and 4 or 5 against water?