Klinggon The Magnetic Earphone Cord Holder. VOILA Enjoy your tunes. www.klinggon.com Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 18, 2011.
About this project
THANKS, We made it thanks to all of you, further updates will follow, also remember you can contact us through our website www.klinggon.com and also firstname.lastname@example.org
The Klinggon, an eloquently simple solution to the age-old problem of managing the earphone cord.
As passionate music lovers and part of the media player generation, it is very clear to us the fact that in this day and age music is no longer a casual and rare experience but rather one of constant and ubiquitous presence enjoyed individually by millions day after day.
Over the years we have humbly accepted to enjoy music through our earphones with the constant challenge to keep the cables from getting in the way. Whether it is on your morning run, gym, bike, skate, or other daily activities the problem of managing the earphone cables is a constant hassle.
To our surprise not much attention and advancement has been done, with current designs leaving much to be desired. The Klinggon is the result of several months of burning the midnight oil and trial an error sessions, along with a well conducted research with the first prototypes. Then again the basic idea behind the Klinggon concept is to fasten the cable close to our body thus allowing us to fully enjoy our activities without constantly maneuvering around the earphone cables.
Over the last few months we started drawing, sketching and brainstorming about the Klinggon concept. Prior attempts to solve this problem were weak and poorly conceptualized, barely address the problem and don’t withstand the demand for quality, exquisite design and performance expected by the user, let alone complement the existing media players.
One enormous roadblock we faced was how to attach the Klinggon to different types of fabric without damaging the garment, while allowing the user to decide how and where to use it.
After trying with several attachment options the most efficient attachment came with the use of neodymium magnets, this magnets are commonly used in computer hard drives and have tremendous pull force, in this case enough to hold the Klinggon securely in its desired location with the use of its base on the inner side of the fabric.
The fabrication of the Klinggon is done in a dual step injection molding process. Step one is the base and encapsulation of the neodymium magnet, this process will give structural support holding the magnets in place and create the foundation for the Klinggon, while step two wraps up the attractive anatomical design of the Klinggon with a soft silicon that allows an ideal grip yet with a gentle to the touch texture.
The Klinggon is used in very easy steps, first secure the earphone cable in the slot, separate the Klinggon from the back piece, then place the Klinggon on the desired location while inserting the back piece behind the fabric and let the magnets attach.
"Voila enjoy your tunes".
Find below the different color combinations and when you PLEDGE send us a message with your desired combination(s).
We are very excited with the Klinggon concept and we hope you are as well, we anticipate the Klinggon will start shipping by mid September and is estimated to retail at around $30.
Please help us take this project to full production by supporting us with your pledge.
Yes, we have not found yet any relevant literature stating rare earth magnets affect cell phone usage or its signal
NO, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to be used with cardiac pacemakers, biomedical devices etc. please consult with your physician before you try this device
We chose the name cause its, catchy, its modern any similarity with the intergalactic characters is pure coincidence LOL.
We go back to November 2010 when we both were training at the gym and kept fighting around the cable to finish our sessions
In Metric system it measures 34mm Height X 23mm Width X 11mm Depth or
In Imperial system it measures 1.34" Height X 7/8" Width X 7/16" Depth
The right answer is no, a GOOD point of reference are the original earphones that come with the iPod, iPhone and other apples products. for instance if you have the wide cable cords as featured in the bigger heavier productsthe slot will not be able to lodge the bigger diameter cables. Still in doubt? send us an email Klinggon@gmail.com
Roughly 27grams or 1oz, this is a very important question cause if you are runners like us, you do not want to have something bouncing on your chest.
Pledge $20 or more
150 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD; limited Pre-Order for your very own injection-molded Klinggon, pick from the available color combinations and be among the first to wear and try it out (international shipping add 15$). The Klinggon is estimated to retail at stores and online for $30
Pledge $25 or more
FIRE BIRD; Consider this a Pre-Order for your very own injection-molded Klinggon, pick from the available color combinations choose and be among the first to wear and try it out (international shipping add 15$). As a token of appreciation your name will be listed on our site as a supporting member.
Pledge $50 or more
FALCON: Essentially Pick any TWO Klinggon color combinations, you can either use them yourself or share the love with friends or family. Then again you will be among the first to wear and try it out (international shipping add 20$). Your name will be listed on our site as a supporting member.
Pledge $100 or more
49 backers Limited (101 left of 150)
EAGLE ($150 value): Essentially Pick any FIVE Klinggon color combinations, you can either use them yourself or share the love with friends or family. Then again you will be among the first to wear and try it out (international shipping add 20$). The Klinggon is estimated to retail at stores nationwide and online for $30. Your name will be listed on our site as a supporting member.
Pledge $1,000 or more
RAPTOR: this reward is great if you want to be the first shop in town to have the KLINGGON available, essentially this will give you 50 (fifty) KLINGGON's for you to resell or sample. You are amazing and thanks for believing in our project.
- (55 days)