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Bamboo is super tough, highly sustainable, and the perfect speaker housing. Wireless speakers for all smart devices. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on November 22, 2012.

Bamboo is super tough, highly sustainable, and the perfect speaker housing. Wireless speakers for all smart devices.

About this project

We are on the verge of making the Bamboo Wireless Speaker System a reality for many people but we need your help.  We are offering reduced prices to everyone who jumps in to help us out so we can make our first batch of units on a larger scale.  We are also offering a very limited number of units to be delivered in December and January.  These will go to the early birds who support us first.  You will get your system in time for the Holidays.  We have already begun working on these so they will be ready to ship if we hit our funding goal. 

Thank you KICKSTARTER and supporting community for giving us the platform to launch our project! We are excited about our new design of merging technology & nature and hope you are too.

Risks and challenges

We understand that producing small batches of Bamboo Wireless Speakers can be completely different than manufacturing huge quantities. With this in mind, we face two (2) main challenges to complete our project and deliver our products to our backers on time.

Main hurdles:

1. Manufacturing of the wireless speaker components
2. Manufacturing of the Bamboo shell

We have been working with a few speaker manufacturing factories and are very close to finalizing the design and pulling the trigger on ordering a large quantity of them. We just need the funds to pay up front for tooling and actual speaker unit assembly. Up front costs for the speaker components is one of the reasons we are here on Kickstarter. We need your help to complete the order!

Secondly, we face the task of building the Bamboo shells. Thankfully we already have a great local source of Bamboo but we still face the challenge of preparing the Bamboo in time for delivery. To minimize this risk we have already contracted skilled & trained wood workers and prepared them with our work schedule. We currently have two work shops where we will be producing all orders for December and January. If our products are a hit and we hit our funding goal, we will be looking at leasing one large factory where we can produce larger quantities of the Bamboo Speaker units for April delivery and beyond.

We are offering a small number of Bamboo units to be delivered in December & January for those who jump in first to help us reach our funding goal. We are only able to offer a limited number of these units now because we will be assembling & constructing our speaker components in house. Our future plan is to outsource the production of the electronic speaker component so we can lower the cost of the final product while being able to meet demand.

Many challenges were overcome in the design and build out of our working prototypes. However, now we face new challenges as we work to ramp up production. There will always be more landscapes to navigate and challenges to overcome along the way. Our main focus at this point is on the manufacturing processes and ensuring that we are running a smooth oiled machine. We want to avoid any bottlenecks and delays over the next few months as we continue to grow. We are excited about the future of the product and hope you are too.

We plan to keep our backers involved throughout the process as we work to meet the production and delivery dates. We appreciate your support and can't wait to share our experience of bringing a product to market. Thank you for spending the time to learn about our project!

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    $3 reward

    6 backers

    Invitation to our funding party in Murphys, California if we hit our goal. You will also be subscribed to our newsletter showcasing updates and new product developments as they happen.

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    Rare Audio Works T-Shirt. High quality Black Tagless Tee. Guys and Girls sizes. Choose size on fund date. (Free shipping to U.S.)

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    $40 reward

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    Rare Audio Works Visor Beanie in Black or White. High Quality Wool blend one size fits most. Choose color on fund date. (Free shipping to U.S.)

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    $150 reward

    16 backers Limited (9 left of 25)

    EARLY BIRDS Help us get started! One NATURAL Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Natural Bamboo System will retail for $200.(Free shipping to U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $160 reward

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    One NATURAL Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Natural Bamboo System will retail for $200.(Free shipping to U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    $170 reward

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    One NATURAL Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Natural Bamboo System will retail for $200.(Free shipping in U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    $175 reward

    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    EARLY BIRDS Help us get started! One DARK COCOA Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Dark Cocoa Bamboo System will retail for $225.(Free shipping to U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    $185 reward

    0 backers

    One DARK COCOA Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Dark Cocoa Bamboo System will retail for $225.(Free shipping to U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    $195 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    One DARK COCOA Bamboo Wireless Speaker System. The Dark Cocoa Bamboo System will retail for $225.(Free shipping to U.S.) Handcrafted in California.

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Hand delivered Bamboo System of your choice over 5 Star Dinner in San Francisco with designers in the month of December. Dinner for 2 does not include any travel expenses.

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