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Using lasers, dual balanced armature drivers, and smartphone integration, Glow is the ultimate pairing of expression, sound and utility
Using lasers, premium audio drivers, and smartphone integration, Glow is the ultimate pairing of expression, sound and utility
Using lasers, premium audio drivers, and smartphone integration, Glow is the ultimate pairing of expression, sound and utility
2,795 backers pledged $531,639 to help bring this project to life.

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Glow: The First Smart Headphones with Laser Light

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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.

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Camera: Snap a picture using the controller wirelessly. 

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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.

We are committed to being transparent in the event of unforeseen obstacles, and we will provide regular status updates on our progress.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    THE DIGITAL HUG
    It’s like getting a hug from the entire development team, except in the form of an unlocked Android live wallpaper app that pulses to the music being played. You’ll also be immortalized in a wall of thanks on our website and in our app for being a supporter of Glow.

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    THE GLOW GOODIE BAG
    Who doesn’t like a bag full of cool gifts?
    Digital Hug tier + Special Edition Virtual Reality Viewer + Glow Music VR App + Glow Canvas Tote Bag.

    Special Edition Cardboard (VR) & interactive app. You receive a specially designed Dodocase Virtual Reality Cardboard Kit + an unlocked version of our VR app. Enjoy the latest new virtual worlds. Play immersive games or even watch music concerts in 3D.

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    THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    Let’s get the party started! Be one of the first supporters to pledge $127 on 1/27 and get your own pair of Glow headphones in red, green, or blue. Whoa, and 127 is a prime number, just as Glow is a prime pair of headphones!

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    THE KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    Make the pledge and be one of the first to get Glow in your choice of red, green, or blue! This special pricing is being offered only to Kickstarter supporters.

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    DOUBLE THE GLOW
    Good things come in pairs, and Glow is no exception. Save by doubling down on the pledge and get two Glow headphones in your choice of colors.

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    TRIPLE THE GLOW
    Get three Glow headphones in this combo pack. Get three of your favorite color, two of your favorite and one to switch it up, or one of each color if you can't decide (it's hard, they're all pretty awesome). This is a reduced price for colorful Kickstarter supporters.

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    4X THE GLOW
    Get four (4) Glow headphones in this combo pack. Share the Glow with the people you care about most! This is a reduced price for colorful Kickstarter supporters.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    THE DEVELOPER'S KIT
    Excited about making your app Glow? Get early access to our prototype hardware and SDK in April. Our SDK will enable your app to control the glowing and to receive key events from the controller. The early prototype hardware is the same hardware as our team is using for developing our own Glow apps and SDK. Also, as a special thanks for helping our entire ecosystem glow, you will receive a final consumer release version of Glow (red, green, or blue) once we start shipping.

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    THE GLOW VIP PACKAGE
    Live out loud with Glow at the EDM event of the summer. VIP Package includes a pair of EDC VIP tickets, accommodations for you and a guest, and the TRIPLE THE GLOW package (3 headphones, your choice of colors).

    - EDC Event - Electric Daisy Carnival 2015
    - Location: Las Vegas
    - Date: June 19, 20, 21
    - Special VIP Access pass
    - Five-Star Hotel for a three (3) night stay
    - Must be 21 or over
    - Note: Flights are not included

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