What now? Survey and Delivery!
In a few days you will receive a survey from Kickstarter. Some of you will be able to finalize their order, for example the TAILOR MADE pledges (Choose colors, lenses, add-ons, etc.). Look out for a Kickstarter email regarding our project. You will also be reminded to finalize your pledge once the survey is sent out, right on the top of the Kickstarter page. If you wish to add more frames, lenses, add-ons you will be able to do so on our PRE-ORDER PAGE at: http://www.buhel.com, starting today.
While some of us are working on the final stages of production and making sure everything goes smoothly, others are working on a new product, which is almost a prototype. It's not going to be Sunglasses, but it's going to be a good companion for Winter fun. It should have a few cool and revolutionary features and solve some practical problems, just like we did with the SG05 BCT. Practicality, safety, fun, good design, good materials and so on. We hope we can show it to you soon, but not before we are sure it's ready for prime time and before we have commitments towards production schedules. It might take a while, but we're at a good point in time and the success of this project will help the next one greatly. In the last few days we also discussed the Intercom SG05i. That's on the thinking table already, but it will take a bit more time and meticulous planning. If you want to stay informed, feel free to follow us at either Buhel.com, or Atellani.com
The Upcoming Atellani Project: Lock-RS
Another team at Atellani has been working feverishly on our next endeavor. In the coming week, if everything is set an ready, we will launch LOCK-RS, a smart lock project that will feature aesthetically pleasing locks (Finally), with some simple, but practical solutions for opening them.
They will also feature some digital solutions that will solve some social media and privacy issues, as well as many other possible add-ons that will be featured during the campaign. Click here to check this upcoming project out!
SOUNDglasses™ SG05 are HIGH TECH beautiful SUNGLASSES that enable hands free communications, thanks to the innovative BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY (BCT), and also allow you to LISTEN TO MUSIC or any audio source from a multitude of sources. This also allows for higher levels of AWARENESS and increased SAFETY when compared to conventional earphones / earbuds.
FREE YOUR EARS WITH BUHEL SOUNDglasses™ WHILE INCREASING YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND MAKING YOUR LIFE A LOT EASIER!
WITH OUR HIGH TECH SG05 SOUNDGLASSES YOU CAN:
• MAKE AND RECEIVE PHONE CALLS VIA BLUETOOTH
• LISTEN TO MUSIC WITHOUT EARPHONES OR EARBUDS
• ACTIVATE SIRI / CORTANA / GOOGLE NOW WITH A TOUCH OF THE BUTTON
• COMMUNICATE WITH GPS SYSTEMS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND BE ABLE TO HEAR SURROUNDINGS 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 ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH iPHONE, ANDROID AND MOST BLUETOOTH DEVICES
• SG05 IS THE PERFECT DEVICE TO INCREASE YOURS AND OTHER'S PEOPLE'S SAFETY IMMENSELY.
The other main difference between the pledges are the delivery dates and numbers available.
QUICK VIDEO: HOW USE THE BUHEL SG05
THE PREMIUM SG05 PACKAGE INCLUDES 4 LENSES: IRIDESCENT, SMOKE GREY, CLEAR AND POLARIZED
You can swap them in less than 10 seconds. We chose to offer these lenses because not only they can be used for several situations and environments, but they also create different and stylish looks. The Polarized lenses are included for free only for Kickstarter backers!
HIGH QUALITY Z87.1 LENSES FOR EVERY NEED!
Our TACTICAL PACKAGE combines advanced design with the best materials for sharper and clearer vision, but they are also able to handle extreme conditions and impact hazards. This package will also include three extra lenses in addition to the four included in the premium set. They are interchangeable for day/night operations, equipped with a protective case for storage when are not in use and they also give your SG05 Glasses a brand new look and shape. You’re free to choose the lens you need for every situation, adding extreme versatility to your SOUNDGlasses.
Z87 is approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for use in environments where eye protection is required. The combination of lens (Tactical Version) and SG05 Frame will provide the Z87.1 Certification. We are also having the SG05 Frame + Tactical Lens tested for the Z87.1+ Certification. If it is issued before shipping the SG05 will be delivered at no extra charge to Kickstarter backers!
The Z87.1 Certification, required, for example by OSHA and the Military is intended for the SG05 Frame + The Tactical Lens. If our Tactical Lenses are replaced with, for example, the Premium Lenses, the Z87.1 certification is not valid, until the Tactical Lenses are mounted on our SG05 again. Changing Lenses takes less than 20 seconds.
Having the right lenses is vital to be able to use our SG05 everyday and in all conditions. For this reason we've designed a brand NEW accessory that allows you to add your own prescription lenses to your Soundglasses™SG05. Just bring your free add-on to a certified optician / ophthalmologists. He will know how to fit your own prescription lenses. We provide the right accessory, they do the rest for you. Most fashion Sunglasses cannot mount prescription lenses, usually because of the size and curvature of the lens. To overcome this problem and allow you to wear your SG05 all the time, Buhel provides an accessory to allow you to mount your own prescription lenses. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, this accessory will be sold in the online store, so if you need more than one, you will be able to purchase it. It will included, for free, with every Kickstarter pledge, except the Pre-Release one.
EVERYTHING WITH SG05 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!
MORE ABOUT THE SG05:You can compare the sound experience of the SG05 to cars. Let’s take, for example, a BMW M3 and a Tesla Model S. Are they both powerful? Yes, are they both rewarding from a driving point of view? Absolutely yes. Do they both take you places? Yes! Are they the same? No, they are radically different on a philosophical level and they both accomplish excellence in their own field. Can we compare Bone Conduction to, let's say, a Bose headset? No. They both serve a purpose, they both do the same job, but in different ways. Would we suggest you to use Bone Conduction to listen to Mozart's Ave Maria as the ultimate gadget to experience it? Probably not. Would we suggest you to use the SG05 while riding your motorcycle? Absolutely yes! We don't pretend that Bone Conduction is your perfect HiFi music companion, but we can say that it serves a specific purpose, which increases your safety in an infinite number of situations. The Military and Google chose Bone Conduction for some of their devices...They must have thought it was not that bad, and so did nature with Dolphins and whales. It is totally possible to have a good quality phone conversation with the SG05, and best of all without looking completely weird, because let's not forget, the SG05 are kind of good looking too. Wind and movement are handled quite well, provided you're not driving at 150 mph without a helmet. The Microphone is awesome and much better than most phones due to the specific positioning in the nose bridge, which is 100% original to this project. The battery can be replaced, although it comes with a 2 years warranty. It requires some minor and simple soldering. The reason we chose this solution was to save weight and space. The SG05 are light, cool looking, flexible yet very solid and compact. We tested BT through bodies, quite some distance (More than 30 ft.) and it handled things perfectly, BT 4.0 works amazingly well. We can safely say that for the amount of resources we had so far (We're not a billion dollars company), we managed to develop a product that goes beyond expectations. We came up with real solutions and in an original way, which is also why we filed or are filing patents. We're pretty proud of what we achieved so far. We're very proud of the pros that using BCT brings to the general public.
General Dimensions Of The Buhel SG05 SOUNDGlasses
BENEFITS OF SOUNDglasses™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
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 Soundglasses™SG05
- iPhone, Android and Windows compatible
NOTICE TO BACKERS: ALL PLEDGES WILL RECEIVE ALL THE FREE STRETCH GOALS, EXCEPT THE PRE-RELEASE EDITION!
REACHED! EVERYONE GETS THE HARD CASE! We’ll be able to add an HARD CASE included to every reward! So please continue to support us sharing the campaign! Each SG05 Frame will receive a hard case, so if you chose a Pledge with multiple SG05s, you will receive multiple cases!
REACHED! - LIMITED TAILOR MADE PLEDGES ADDED! If we reach the $200,000 goal, we will offer a TAILOR MADE PLEDGE. You will be able to choose the frame color of the SG05 + 8 different add-ons of your choice. You will be able to choose between different lenses (Normal, Tactical, Polarized or Prescription add-on in any quantity and combination you like, up to seven items + 1 frame).Example: you will be able to tailor make a Black Frame + 3 Black Prescription Add-On + 1 Sand Storm Prescription Add-On + 2 Clear Lenses + 1 Tactical Lens Anti Fog + 1 Polarized Lens.
REACHED! If we reach the $250,000 goal we will add a Buhel PowerBank to the Hard Case for FREE! You will be able to keep your SG05 always charged, even on the go! We already confirmed that delivery dates for your current SG05 Pledge will not de delayed. Details, such as power, dimensions, portability and such are yet to TBD. The only Perk Level that would not receive the PowerBank is the Pre-Production Pledge ($125 / 200 limited). The reason being the very nature of the offer and time constraints.
Thanks Byron for the suggestion! If we reach the $300,000 goal, at the end of the campaign, Kickstarter backers will receive a one time 10% extra discount code for a future purchase of extra accessories, or glasses, in our online store for the total checkout value of the cart.
REACHED! If the $370,000 goal is reached all pledges (Except the PRE-RELEASE versions) will receive a BUHEL Custom Free Sunglasses Strap, which is great for water sports and many other activities. Never risk losing your SG05 again!
If the $500,000 goal is reached Buhel will create a NEW SPECIAL PLEDGE: The SG05i SOUNDGlass SG05i will feature a FULL DUPLEX / BI-DIRECTIONAL INTERCOM System with a range up to 2500 ft / 750 meters or more, up to 3+1 connected people and an EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE of >5hrs. of operation and >500 hrs. of stand-by! These cool new features will add to all the ones that already come with your SG05. Imagine being on a bike, or jogging, or having your friends in different cars, or skiing and being able to communicate with your buddies with a touch of a button! The new pledge will be delivered at a later date (TBD, depending on production schedules) and will sport ALL the accessories contained in the TACTICAL package as well, including all the previous free Stretch Goal Perks. The Kickstarter Edition SG05i will be offered in limited quantities (TBD, depending on production schedules). It will be the BEST SOUNDGlass, the most functional, even more practical, extremely useful and fun.
NOTICE TO BACKERS: ALL PLEDGES WILL RECEIVE ALL THE FREE STRETCH GOALS, EXCEPT THE PRE-RELEASE EDITION!
Buhelvibe™ Bone Conduction Speaker
The two comfortable Buhelvibe™speakers can transmit audio without the use of earbuds and produce a crisp and clear sound without cutting off the world outside. THIS IS POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY! The cutting-edge bidirectional microphone is integrated into the bridge of the sunglasses, assuring that the transmission is clear and not disturbed by wind or other sounds.
- Doesn't cover or block your ears, allowing you to hear the environment sounds
- It can be used in very noisy conditions as it maintains sound clarity and with hearing protection too
- 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)
HOW DOES BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY WORK?
Bone conduction is the transmission of sound by an electromechanical transducer (speaker), which converts the electric signals into mechanical vibrations and send them to the internal ear through the cranial bones. It can be used by individuals with normal hearing and also in some situations of impaired hearing. Bone conduction doesn’t block the outside sound, so it can be used in normal environment conditions for getting a much higher personal safety. On the other hand, bone conduction maintains sound clarity also in very noisy environments because it can be used with hearing protection (ears closed).
TECHNICAL SPECS OF SG05
Bluetooth Ver. 4.0, class 2,10mt
Operation frequency band 2.402 to 2.480GHz unlicensed ISM band
Bluetooth profile HSP 1.2, HFP 1.6, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4
BT Range is approx. 33 feet / 10 meters
Memory: SG05 remembers up to 7 different devices
Charger Output DC 5V 500mAh, micro USB 5pin
Rechargeable battery Li-ion, 3.7V 150mAh
Charge time 2 hrs
Talk time 3 hrs (approx.)
Standby time 300 hrs (approx.)
SG05 are Water Resistant, IP56 Certified
BCT (Bone Conduction Tech) SPEAKER
Number Of Speakers: 2
Output impedance 8Ω ± 15% test @200Hz 3v
Frequency response 300Hz -10000Hz
Output level 89±3dB
Type Electret Condenser
Output impedance 2.2 K
Frequency response 50Hz–10000Hz
Microphone sensitivity 42db ± 3dB at 1KHz (0dB 1V/Pa)
Directivity Bi-directional – Noise canceling
USA: ANSI Z80.3:2001 Sunglasses and fashion spectacles
CE: EN ISO 12312-1:2013
AUSTRALIA: AS/NZS 1067:2003 (A1:2009) Sunglasses and fashion spectacles
THE KS PREMIUM PACKAGE CONTAINS:
THE KS TACTICAL PACKAGE CONTAINS
(choose between BLACK or DESERT STORM color, or even BOTH!):
This three sets of Z87.1 certified lenses will also change the look of your SG05 to make it more sporty and aggressive. It's a nice way to have different looks for different situations.
A LITTLE HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Even 1$ will give you access to our amazing DIY speaker and docking station designed by Buhel only for KS backers! Right after the campaign ends you will receive a link and be able to download this beautiful DIY gadget. If you cannot help our campaign financially, don’t worry!
Just share it with your close friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, word of mouth, or any mean you see fit, and let us know at: buhelKS@gmail.com. When the campaign ends, we will send you a download link as well for being so kind and helping us out.
Every contribution is important for us. Please share our Kickstarter campaign with your friends and like us on FB!
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"A HUGE thank you to all backers and supporters of SOUNDglasses™SG05. We are confident that SG05 will become a practical addition to your daily communication needs and make your life easier and safer." The Buhel Team
HOW WE GOT HERE
March 4th 2015 - Introducing 100% Delivery Guarantee
Our Guarantee To You, Our Loyal Backers, An Announcement!
You may have read or seen in the press about Crowdfunding websites offering an Insurance policy for your pledged money in a Project.
Well, we don't think it's something that has any place in crowdfunding as you, the Backers, put your trust into the hands of complete strangers in the hope of receiving a Reward.
You also pledge your funds in the hope of receiving it in the month that you signed up for. As we are Backers before we were Creators, we know of Projects that are often delayed
by months, years or not ever sending their Reward or answering messages!
Today we'd like to announce something new that has ever been done on a crowdfunded project:
The 100% Delivery Promise at no cost for Backers.
What we are offering is a Refund on your Reward if we fail to ship within 30 days of the promised date, in full. Period. No gimmicks. No small print. No exceptions.
We feel that we are capable of shipping your pledge to you at the stated month and that if we don't you can ask for a full Refund. The Guarantee is free for all Backers.
You have already invested in strangers so this shows we are a reputable & genuine startup with great standing in its community. The Guaranteed refund will be paid out to the Backer who requests it, it's not necessarily automatic or mandatory. It will be up to the Backer to exercise their right for a Refund.
However, if us, the Creators, might have very valid reason for delay, it would be up to us to convince you of the validity of the Project and justify the delay.
However, no matter what, after 30 days and at any given point after that date, the Backer will be able to request a full refund.
So there you have it, our pledge & guarantee to you, at no extra cost, no insurance policy nothing just plain & simple - if we run over schedule you can ask for a full refund. When we ask for Backers to back a project, as Creators, we should also be perfectly aware of the challenges involved, and that includes reasonable time. Being responsible and serious is integral part of any business.
This could be so exciting & could change the face of Crowdfunding forever! No more waiting for two years, three months or however long for your reward! No more risks involved. This Guarantee could be just what the Crowdfunding industry needs right now!
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 SOUNDglasses™ 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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