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BUHEL Sunglasses & headphones with bone conduction & more

Buhel SOUNDglass™SG05 Sunglasses & headphones with BCT™ (Bone Conduction), high impact lenses (Z87.1+) & exclusive patented technology

BUHEL Sunglasses & headphones with bone conduction & more

Buhel SOUNDglass™SG05 Sunglasses & headphones with BCT™ (Bone Conduction), high impact lenses (Z87.1+) & exclusive patented technology

$71,771
pledged of $110,000pledged of $110,000 goal
356
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 3 2014

About

CAMPAIGN RE-LAUNCH IN 2015

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere

Dear Backers,

Today we decided to cancel our campaign, just a few hours short of the natural deadline.

We are immensely grateful for the amazing support we have received so far from all of you and we wanted to let you know this is NOT the end for BUHEL.

We are planning a re-launch for early next year. For the next month or so our team will work to improve our video, launch strategy, Kickstarter page and answer questions about the technology behind this revolutionary bone sound conduction technology.

Once we are ready to launch we hope to see all of you back on our project.

If you signup to our Mailing List, we will keep you updated on the progress of the new campaign

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO STAY INFORMED ON THE NEW CAMPAIGN or VISIT US AT: www.buhel.com or www.atellani.com

Thanks again!

Sincerely,

The Buhel Team

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SOUNDglass™SG05  with (BCT™) bone conduction technology  and high impact lenses Z87.1+ glasses / headphones to communicate via Bluetooth with electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, mp3 players and GPS systems.

SG05 Is A Bone Conduction Communication Device. Free Your Ears!

WITH THIS AMAZING NEW PRODUCT YOU CAN:

  • MAKE AND RECEIVE PHONE CALLS VIA BLUETOOTH 
  • SG05 ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH iPHONE, ANDROID AND MOST BLUETOOTH DEVICES
  • LISTEN TO MUSIC WITHOUT EARPHONES OR EARBUDS
  • COMMUNICATE WITH GPS SYSTEMS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND BE ABLE TO HEAR SURROUNDING SOUNDS LIKE VOICES TRAFFIC, ALARMS, ETC. 
  • DRIVE, RIDE, CYCLE , SKI OR SAIL, RUN, CLIMB AND MUCH MORE WITH YOUR EARS 100% FREE TO HEAR EVERY SOUNDS AROUND YOU! SG05 IS THE PERFECT DEVICE TO INCREASE YOURS AND OTHER PEOPLE'S SAFETY IMMENSELY.
 

NEW! SG05 MILITARY INSPIRED SPECIAL EDITIONS (See pledges).

THE NEW SPECIAL EDITIONS ARE MADE IN 100 PIECES FOR EACH OF THE THREE VERSIONS.
THEY ALL FEATURE:
  • OUR PATENTED BONE CONDUCTION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
  • BALLISTIC LENSES (3 different ballistic lenses per pledge)
  • POLARIZED LENSES (All 3 lenses are polarized)
  • Z87.1+ CERTIFIED LENSES (All 3 lenses are certified)
  • EACH SPECIAL EDITION SG05 WILL COME WITH A CUSTOM NUMBERED BOX from 1 to 100 (See photos)
  • EACH BOX WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE PRESCRIPTION LENSES ADD ON ACCESSORY FREE OF CHARGE
  • SHIPPING IS FREE WORLDWIDE
 
DESERT SAND SPECIAL EDITION
DESERT SAND SPECIAL EDITION
ARMY GREEN SPECIAL EDITION
ARMY GREEN SPECIAL EDITION
FOREST CAMO SPECIAL EDITION
FOREST CAMO SPECIAL EDITION
EVERYTHING WITH SOUNDGlass CAN NOW BECOME HANDS-FREE WITH ALSO 100% AWARENESS! NO MORE COMPLEX DEVICES THAT PLUG YOUR EARS AND GET LOST ALL THE TIME, NO MORE CABLES AROUND YOUR NECK! SG05 OFFERS INNOVATION, FREEDOM AND A NEWFOUND SAFETY! 
 

Our challenge was not simple. We had to engineer a device that allowed people to use their smartphones, listen to music, news or GPS directions all while keeping contact with the world around them. The solution, although complex, was to have audio delivered directly through the bones of the skull and into the brain, leaving the user’s ears completely free, so they could hear every external sounds and dramatically increase safety and comfort.

HOW DO THE SOUNDGlass SG05 COMPARE TO OTHER PRODUCTS?

Only one other device that uses bone conduction comes to mind when thinking about glasses. Other devices may use bone conduction, but they are mostly different in nature and scope. Compared to the uber famous “Glasses”, there are SEVERAL KEY DIFFERENCE with our SG05, the main ones being:

- SG05 has TWO PATENTED BONE CONDUCTION drivers, not just one. This dramatically increases quality.

- The positioning of the drivers is key to the quality of the performance. We feel that our patented drivers are in the correct forward position. Others, mostly due to design constrains, have opted to mount the single driver in a rather backward position, right in contact with the hair. Our design freedom overcame the possible obstacles

- The dimensions and power of the SG05 drivers are better than others. This is mostly due to the fact that one again design was on our side right from the start and this happened without compromising the beauty of the product. The bigger size of our patented drivers contributes quite a bit to improve of sound quality even further.

The end result of the design choices, number of drivers (2 rather than 1) and ideal positioning all adds up to deliver the much increased quality experienced with our BUHEL SOUNDGlasses SG05. Our product is quite frankly not really comparable to other devices, which focus mostly on other functions, not necessarily related to communication, which is our sole target. We strongly feel that we tackled all possible challenges by now and the SG05 are now an excellent device.

Now, thanks to our SOUNDglass™ SG05 communicating with our smart devices and being able to hear surrounding sounds is finally possible. How did we achieve this? Our sunglasses don’t use earphones. Instead, thanks to an audio transmission system based on Bone Conduction Technology, users can finally communicate while keeping their ears free.

Through long research and development efforts, and after several prototypes, we've managed to reduce the original size of the electronics and greatly improve the product's efficiency.The end result has been patented and is now a high-performing product with a modern and beautiful design. 

WHAT'S INSIDE

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PRODUCT REVOLVES AROUND COMFORT, SAFETY AND FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. WITH NO EARBUDS AND A HIGH-QUALITY INTEGRATED MICROPHONE, COMMUNICATING HAS NEVER BEEN SAFER AND EASIER WITH THE FULL AWARENESS PROVIDED BY OUR SYSTEM. JUST IMAGINE, NO MORE DEALING WITH CABLES, JUST WEAR OUR SOUNDglass™ SG05 AND YOU'RE ALL SET!

The two comfortable Buhelvibe™ speakers can transmit audio without the use of earbuds and produce a crisp and clear sound without cutting users off from the outside world.

The SOUNDglass SG05 is not only fantastic for sports, it’s also great for all daily activities. It also comes with extra sets of lenses that can be exchanged.

 BENEFITS AND SPECS OF SOUNDglass™SG05

  • Ears free
  • PC 2.0 CAT 3 anti-scratch lenses that ensure an excellent shock protection
  • Ergonomic design based on three-dimensional scans of different head shapes ensures comfort and fit for a wide range of faces
  • Soundglass SG05 allows you to take advantage of all the information directly from your smartphone, thanks to the Bluetooth 4.0 which guarantees speed of data transmission.
    Available profiles: A2DP - AVRCP - HFP - HSP
  • The cutting-edge bidirectional microphone is integrated into the bridge of the sunglasses, assuring that the transmission is clear and not disturbed by wind.
  • water resistant
  • The commands are grouped together and can be activated using only one hand for quick and safe use of your Soundglass.

LENSES SPECS:

The lenses are PC 2.0, Category 3 protection and they meet the following technical regulations: for CE : technical regulation EN ISO 12312-1:2013 sunglasses or EN1836 for USA. Australia : technical regulations ANSI Z80.3 – 2001 “non prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear”, and AS / NSZ 1067:2003 “sunglasses and fashion spectacles”.

FIRST DRAFT PROTOTYPE FOR ADD ON PRESCRIPTION LENSES FOR THE BUHEL SG05 SOUNDGLASSES. THIS OR A BETTER VERSION WILL BE SHIPPED FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL KICKSTARTER BACKERS!

BCT™ (Bone Conduction Technology): HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Bone conduction is the transmission of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. It can be used by individuals with normal hearing and also in some situations of impaired hearing. 

BONE VIBRATION SPEAKER

Mechanism:

Transmits sound vibration directly to the inner ear by way of bone conduction.

Advantages:

  • Doesn't cover or block your ears, allowing you to hear ambient sounds.
  • High volume use will not harm the eardrum.
  • Some users with damaged eardrums can hear sounds provided by the SG05 (i.e. serves as a hearing aid).

PACKAGE CONTAINS:

• 1 SOUNDGLASS SG05 WITH IRIDESCENT RED/GOLD LENSES, CAT.3, ANTI-SCRATCH

• 1 EXTRA SET OF SMOKE GREY LENSES, CT.3, A-S

• 1 EXTRA SET OF CLEAR LENSES

• 1 MONO EARPHONE CM 12 (to be used for battery saving)

• 1 CLOTH BAG FOR GLASSES

• 1 CLOTH BAG FOR THE 2 EXTRA SETS OF LENSES

• 1 USB CABLE

• 1 WALL CHARGER EU - USA

• 1 OWNER'S MANUAL

Buhel SOUNDglass SG05 package
Buhel SOUNDglass SG05 package

SOME MORE PHOTOS WITH DETAILS

"What a fantastic idea. I am a business owner who also likes to cycle, to be able to go out on my bike and not miss any important calls will be a god send". Steve Sumner

"I ride my scooter all day in the city and my friend just sent the link to this Kickstarter campaign . I think these glasses are awesome!". Paola

CURRENT PLEDGES:

HOW WE GOT HERE

NEWS:

NOV. 24th

It's been an exciting last few days. The campaign is picking up steam and we're really working hard to please everyone. We've been asked for tester versions of the SG05 and since we're going to produce a very small batch of prototypes in early January, we're also adding the chance to receive them as soon as we do as well. If you're interested in getting the beta version of the SG05, please click here. Keep in mind that they will be shipped with any accessory available at the time of production.

This is an exciting campaign and we're learning so many things! There's an incredible added value at being here on Kickstarter with a project. The interaction with passionate backers is a priceless added value. Thanks to everyone!

NOV. 22nd

Hello Buhel Backers,

Thanks for making yesterday the best day of the SG05 campaign.

We added, for super supportive supporters (Forgive the play of words). It's a new 5 SOUNDGlasses deal packed with all the latest improvements we added:

Ballistic Level Edition :-) Innovative sound and tough lenses. GET FIVE (5) Buhel Soundglass SG05 with your choice of color (You will be able to choose any combination as you like at the of the campaign) + 15 BALLISTIC, CERTIFIED Z87.1+ and POLARIZED LENSES + 5 ADAPTORS FOR PRESCRIPTION LENSES FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

Est. value between $1025 and $ 1125 Retail value of over $1500

Please CLICK HERE if you're interested

Once again, thank for your support!

NOV. 14th

Hello backers!

It's been a very busy and intense week. The result is that we just added 3 new military inspired SG05 Bone Conduction limited edition SOUNDGlasses. They are:

FOREST CAMO, DESERT SAND and ARMY GREEN

Each new limited edition of 100 will sport 3 LENSES, all of them are:

BALLISTIC Z87.1+ CERTIFIED POLARIZED! They will all come in a SPECIAL EDITION NUMBERED BOX and they will all also feature the add-on PRESCRIPTION LENSES accessory.

Each version will be offered in a limited number of 100.

This new update should make a lot of pledgers happy, since we received many of these requests.

Please spread the word and help us reach our goal and deliver this amazing product. For the time being we want to thank you for being such good supporters.

NOV. 11th

Prescription Lenses add-on for Buhel SG05

Hello Backers and followers,

We just posted on the campaign the add-on that allows you to add prescription lenses to your SG05 SOUNDGlass. Here is a picture:

Prescription Lenses Add-On Prescription Lenses Add-On This should solve the problem of many people that requested the feature in the last few days. The add-on is free during the KS campaign only. It will be offered at retail price in the future.

The inspiration for SOUNDGlasses

NOV. 8th

Hello backers and followers,

We have been getting really good responses and interest from different people, including firefighters, pilots and even mountain climbers. They, among others, understood immediately the instant benefits of the glasses in terms of improved safety in harsh conditions. I would personally put this aspect of our bone conduction glasses right on top of the list of most useful features. Practicality immediately comes to mind, bone conduction is cool (Wales, dolphins and mammals are the inspiration), but the added awareness provided by SOUNDGlasses is extremely important and it's an incredible added value. Of course, not having cables for headphone and earbuds is good too, as well as not having nightmares over losing that tiny little bluetooth device that normally plugs one of your ears and more often than not hurts your ear after wearing it for a short while. Believe me, I went through that.

Everyday I see people wearing headphones and earbuds while driving and cycling and that always scared me and worries me to this day. They are often a danger for themselves and others, but technology offers little or nothing to really help, until the SG05. This important issue was actually what sparked the initial idea for creating our bone conduction glasses. We always thought that our device could actually help others and it most certainly will.

Good news for Backers, free polarized lenses and some more!

NOV. 6th

Good news everyone (Any Futurama reference is purely coincidental...Loved that show)!

After our last meeting we decided to add a set of polarized lenses for KickStarter Backers at no extra cost. After the campaign is over the lenses will be offered as a paid add on. As a backer you will receive 4 sets of lenses rather than the initial 3. This should also have no effect on our delivery timeline.

We also just added, on request, a new pledge:

TWO SG05 in either GlossyWhite, Forest Camo or Buhel Black. You can also mix them up the way you want and the same goes for the THREE SG05 pledge.

We want to thank Madeindreams who helped us make this video and the Verbano Yacht Club! 

Even if you cannot help us right now, please share this Kickstarter campaign with your friends and like us on FB!. Thank you all! 

Thank you backers! With your help we can make our dream a reality!

Risks and challenges

Inspiration for Buhel started with the dream of creating amazing products that make your day-to-day life much easier and your free time more enjoyable.
Now that we’ve accomplished the first phase of the project and developed the prototypes on our own, we’re depending on supporters like you to help us make these products available to all.
We thank all the backers of SOUNDglass™ SG05.

As with many Kickstarter projects, we overcame obstacles and unforeseen circumstances during the development phase of this revolutionary form of eye-wear, but our research has allowed us to select capable and reliable partners, find the best components and test their quality.
Over time we've created a team capable of responding to our expectations. If we can find sufficient interest through Kickstarter, we're confident that we can produce them on a large scale and keep up with the ensuing logistics. One of our goals is to deliver our products in a timely manner.

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    EARLY BIRDS Help us get started!
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    This first and unique Soundglass SG05 will retail for more than $270 by Spring 2015. Be the 1st to receive them by February 2015.

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    ONE BLACK Buhel Soundglass SG05
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    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FOREST CAMO.

    GET ONE Buhel Soundglass SG05 Limited Edition in FOREST CAMO color
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    + A SPECIAL EDITION NUMBERED BOX
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    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DESERT SAND

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    SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ARMY GREEN.

    GET ONE Buhel Soundglass SG05 Limited Edition in ARMY GREEN color
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    BLACK FRIDAY EDITION DOUBLE YOUR SG05s.

    Get TWO SG05 sunglasses with a special pledge.
    Help us reach our goal by choosing this Black Friday inspired offer.

    GET ONE Buhel Soundglass SG05 BALLISTIC EDITION in any of the 4 colors: BLACK, DESERT SAND, FOREST CAMO or ARMY GREEN (Choose at the time of shipping)
    + 3 Lenses, all of them HIGH IMPACT BALLISTIC, CERTIFIED Z87.1+ and POLARIZED
    + 1 CLIP ON ACCESSORY FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION LENSES
    AND ALSO GET ONE BLACK BUHEL SG05
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    Three Buhel Soundglass SG05 (GlossyWhite, Forest Camo, Buhel Black).
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    DESIGN YOUR OWN SG05. Work with us remotely and design your very own custom SG05 SOUNDGlass in a limited and exclusive run of 5 pieces. At the end of production we will deliver the 5 unique glasses to you, free of charge. Nobody else will have your exclusive SG05.

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