About this project
Glow lights up with vibrant laser technology that pulsates to your favorite music. Use the Glow App for iOS or Android to control the laser intensity, so you can go bold or subtle depending on your mood.
As a smart wearable, use the intuitive 5-way controller to take full control of your phone.
Media Apps: Dedicated buttons for all your music controls (Volume, track, play/pause) that are fully compatible with popular apps such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and more.
Texts: Listen and quickly respond to texts or messages.
Camera: Snap a picture using the controller wirelessly.
Music has always been a powerful form of expression, and Glow puts you center stage. These earbuds pack specially-designed wires that diffuse light from a laser. The light pulses to the sound of your favorite tunes, so get out there and rock out in your favorite color.
Get in sync to the most important beat of all. Whether it's running around malls or snowboarding down a mountain, Glow lets you see and track your every beat using an integrated heart rate monitor. Stay in tune with your inner self while you're out doing your thing.
Glow was designed to provide listeners with the clear and balanced audio response they expect from a high-end audiophile product. We have paid special attention to the overall audio profile so that Glow provides natural highs and lows.
We designed Glow headphones to be comfortable and easy to use for everyday activities. The ergonomic design of the asymmetric nozzle follows the natural contour of your ear, so the earbuds fit perfectly and securely. A negative profile recesses completely in the ear, providing comfort even when you're laying down or sleeping.
We used lightweight materials to ensure Glow headphones provide a good long-term listening experience.
Using an intuitive 5-way remote, Glow makes it easy to do what you love to do.
Media Apps: Dedicated buttons for all your music controls (Volume, track, play/pause) that are fully compatible with popular apps such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and more. (Android or iOS*)
Phone Calls: Answer or hang up calls by pressing the center button.
Google: Using the 5-way controller and a single button press you can activate "Google Now" and control your smartphone with your voice.
Camera: Snap a picture with your phone remotely using the controller wirelessly.
Texts: Listen and respond to texts or messenger requests on your smartphone using Glow’s 5-way controller.
Glow headphones come with an integrated heart rate sensor inside the earbud. The pulse oximeter detects your heart rate. Glow can then synchronize the pulsing of the wire to your beat*.
Using the accelerometer, we can make Glow dance to your steps and movement. This feature requires additional development effort and hitting this stretch goal will ensure that we can implement this without delaying the product.
We really want to be able to include a heart rate monitor inside every pair of Glow headphones. We've done the initial design and engineering work, and we have already reached out to manufacturing partners and have a few strong candidates lined up. However, to bring the price point for the heart rate monitor down to an acceptable level, we need volume. Hitting the $1M mark will guarantee that we have enough orders to meet the volume commitment needed to bring this feature to life.
Risks and challenges
The number one risk we have is a delay of our shipping date due to unforeseen problems during the manufacturing process since we are working with cutting edge technologies and materials such as Fibrance which few manufacturers have experience working with. We have finished most of the engineering work. What we have now is more than just an early prototype; we have already shared our fully functional prototypes with our key manufacturing partners to validate our mass production plans. At this point in the design and manufacturing process, we need to be able to commit to a large enough order for our manufacturing partners to start production.
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