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The Amplifier is a non-electronic sound amplification device for the new iPad and iPad 2
The Amplifier is a non-electronic sound amplification device for the new iPad and iPad 2
1,453 backers pledged $45,691 to help bring this project to life.

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We are getting there...


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...and along came the Smart Case

Sorry for being out of touch...

First of all, we sincerely apologize for the lack of updates. As you may know, Apple recently released a new iPad Smart Case. We felt that everyone who pre-ordered on kickstarters and any future buyers would appreciate it if the Amplifiear adjusted to suit the market.

In order to face this challenge we had to halt tooling. We have spent the last couple of weeks working very hard to redesign the product. We are proud to say that the new Amplifiear now fits the iPad 2 and the new iPad with and without the Apple Smart Case. In addition, although it has not been tested, we believe the Amplifiear will now fit the first generation iPad.

In order make the Amplifiear fit, it now comes with two different EVA foam pads. The specified foam pad can be attached depending on your iPad’s generation and casing. The EVA will additionally serve as protection against any wear and tear the Amplifiear may cause with repeated use.

These recent events have caused us to push back the shipping date to July. We understand this may come as an inconvenience, but we remind you that designing and manufacturing a product is long and delicate process. We thank you for your continued support and hope you will be happy with the new product changes.

Thanks + regards,

Nonlinear Studio

Production Update

Hi Kickstarters.

We apologize for being silent for so long.  We have been hard at work finalizing details with the factory and updating the packaging to be even more retail ready than before :)

Everything is going well.  The tool is being cut. Final colors have been selected. We can't wait to get our hands on the first production samples.  We will be posting updates with photos of the process as the tool gets finished up, so stay tuned.

If all runs smoothly, we should have the Amplifiears ready to ship before the month is up.  But to pad your expectations, expect them at your door in early July.

There  is still a few of you who have not filled out your survey...  Please do so soon as we need to start finalizing our color count with the factory.

For all of you have written us about purchasing additional Amplifiears, we should have our online shop up soon.  All pre-orders made on the online store should ship out at the same time as the Kickstarter rewards.

That's it for now.

Thanks + regards,

Nonlinear Studio


All of us here at Nonlinear want to say a big Thank You to everyone who has supported the Amplifiear and made it the success that it is.

We are really excited to get going with production.  We will keep you updated as we go with the production time lines and post some photographs of the first tooling samples as soon as we have them.

First note: It will take Amazon about 2+ weeks to process the funds and we will be waiting on that before we can get the factories moving on milling the tool.  

In the mean time, we will be sending out a survey through Kickstarter to collect your color choices and shipping details.  Please keep an eye out for that later this week.

We have gotten a few messages about international backers who did not add shipping.  We are working on a solution for that and should have an answer for you guys as to how we will handle that by the time we send out the survey.

Thats all for now...

Thanks + regards,

Nonlinear Studio