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A wireless headset without speakers?  Discover how Sound Band can open your ears...
A wireless headset without speakers? Discover how Sound Band can open your ears...
3,982 backers pledged $547,125 to help bring this project to life.

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Final board design complete. Build in process

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Dear Backers.

We are happy to share the final board we send out for build. You will notice a few changes. In the center left of the board rests the new solder points for the integrated flex strip. If you remember from previous updates we eliminated the over-molded wiring attaching the earpiece to dongle and designed a waterproof flex circuit. This flex circuit solders to the board at this point. This significantly improves the strength of the connection between the dongle and earpiece and, since the flex strip sandwiches between the main board and battery, further reduces the overall dongle body thickness. Additionally, this flex circuit requires no over-molding and has a really cool look and feel, since it is so thin and flexible. Also you will notice on the left end of the board an integrated battery solder connection. This allows us to eliminate any wiring between the battery and board and solder the battery directly. This reduces thickness and length of the dongle and allows for automated solder of both the battery and the flex strip in one operation. We will keep updating as parts go out and provide photos of the completed parts and final assembly of the first batch very soon.

Very Best,

Hybra

First glimpse at the SoundBand you will recieve

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Dear Backers,

With all the feedback and our final thoughts in the design we have now finalized all aspects of SB. The main board, housings, flex connector between the dongle and earpieces, and all weatherproofing has been completed. We are pleased to share the final design we will take to manufacturing. Now that the design files are completed we have begun building all aspects of the band. We will share photos of each component and the assembly process as we go through each stage in the coming month. We are very excited to have hit our stated timeline and look forward to getting the units out as soon as we can. We will provide a batched delivery timeline in the middle of August. Nearly all backers have updated their address, but If you have not updated please do so this month. If we do not hear back by the end of August then our customer support team will begin reaching out to you using the current information we have.

Very Best,

Hybra

Final Compressed PCB rendering
Final Compressed PCB rendering
Flex Strip rendering with mics and solder points
Flex Strip rendering with mics and solder points

New Online Article

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Dear Backers,

The link attached is to the new online article from Xconomy in Detroit. 

Very Best,

Hybra

http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2015/07/10/sound-band-backers-rejoice-thiel-says-your-device-is-coming-soon/

Updated Shipping Information

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Dear Backers,

As of today we have 2940 updated addresses and or verified addresses. Thank You all so much for your rapid response. If you have not updated yet please do as soon as you can. If we do not get your updated address by the end of this month we will reach out to you personally. Note: To update your mailing address is simple. Just log on to kickstarter, find the soundband project, click on Hybras contact info on the main page, and then click on the send us a message tab on the contact info page. This will send an email directly to our mail server and we will collect and verify it. Again Thank You all for your support and we look forward to finalizing the BETA test and getting your units out very soon.

Very Best,

Hybra

If you are having trouble finding our email

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Dear Backers,

If you are having trouble finding our email to submit your address update here is an explanation. We are compiling all of your contact information on our servers and will ensure we connect with everyone before we send out the bands.

1.) Go to the main soundband page and click on our info.

2.) Under our info you will see "contact me" click it and it will automatically send us a mail.