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After a first launch in the Techshop at Station F (Paris), at the VIA, at the Paris Design Week and lately in Las Vegas for the 2018 CES, OWA Speaker finally arrives on Kickstarter!
We believe in a new world of possibilities and manufacturing.
We believe technology should not only be efficient and innovative but also sustainable and beautifully designed, easy to use and locally produced. Our daily goal is to discover new ways of incorporating our recycled materials into our everyday life, to build a more sustainable and viable future.
You are looking for modern, elegant and innovative products. You like new technologies, music and you care about the environment:
Discover OWA Speaker, the world’s first 3D printed, customizable Bluetooth speaker, made in France, using recycled and recyclable filaments.
OWA Speaker follows you throughout the day: morning to night, bring it everywhere with you.
QUALITY SOUND via Bluetooth
With its 20 watts (2X10 watts) speakers and 4.1 Bluetooth connection, enjoy 360° great quality sound, everywhere you go with an autonomy of more than 10 hours.
Let the OWA Speaker brighten your mornings, days and nights. Inside and out, appreciate its warm, cozy light, to create the perfect atmosphere.
- [Under Development]
CONNECTED ALARM CLOCK
We are currently in the prototyping phase of our application.
It will allow you to wake-up to a natural dawn simulator, along with your favorite morning song.
Through our future application (iOS and Android) - currently under development -, you will be able to set up the perfect time, select your music and choose to activate the dawn simulator to gently wake-up in the morning.
A whole new (3D) world: Design, Durable, DIY
A 3D printed Speaker
OWA Speaker is printed using Armor 3D’s OWA PS filaments, recycled from yogurts cups and empty cartridges. Available in 12 colors and a large number of patterns and shapes, it allows the manufacturing of a customizable speaker created from sustainable materials.
The end of the product’s lifecycle is thought from the very beginning of its design since evolving in a circular-economy is one of OWA Speaker’s main pledge.
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN
Choose your own dome for a perfect fit in your work or home environment.
Shapes, patterns, colors: you choose, we print. The number of customized possibilities is infinite. All you need to do is select the perfect match according to your taste.
Currently available designs
Our designers from Bold, Julien and William, have already designed many domes for you to choose from. Upright or round, wavy or floral, select your favorite!
Once you have chosen your shape, pattern and color, we receive your order and 3D print it. Your dome will be assembled with the other parts and sent to you. It is as simple as that.
How does it work?
We could hardly make it easier.
[EXISTING] We have already developed all of the following functionalities :
- PRESS to turn ON your device and connect it via Bluetooth
- ROTATE the dome to raise or lower the volume
- TOUCH the sensitive silver plate to turn ON the light
- KEEP CONTACT to adjust the light’s intensity
- MOVE AROUND inside and out, make sure you take your OWA Speaker everywhere with you
[UNDER DEVELOPMENT] Speaker, light, but not only :
- CONNECT your phone via the app to set up your alarm clock
Along with the production of the speakers in the following months, we will develop OWA Speaker's application. It will allow you to set up your alarm, choose to activate the dawn simulator and select your music.
Also, easily turn on/off or modify the light's intensity directly from your phone !
- 760 grams
- 20 watts (2x10 watts speakers)
- Passive Subwoofer
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 15 hours music autonomy
- 12 hours lighting autonomy
- High power LEDs: Warm White 3500K 46lm 120mA 90CRI
- Power: Double power audio & light with 6000 mAh batteries
- Charge: Output micro USB
- Audio control: Clickable potentiometer On/Off & rotative volume gestion
- Light control: Capacitive light intensity dimmer
- Structure: Dismountable & repairable
- Waterproofing: Dust impermeability & liquid projection (not immersible)
- Electronic: Double PCB
- Dimensions of the inner part : Ø 13,5 cm ; H 19 cm
Speakers are thought to be printed in the user's country. Since the project started, every prototype was made in France. We'll work on developing partnerships with the 3D printing network worldwide and reduce carbon emissions by producing on each continent in the future.
A sustainable model
We fight against planned obsolescence by creating a repairable and dismountable speaker. Each 3D printed part is thought to be recycled if needed. The sound settings can be upgraded through a simple update. No need to change your entire speaker.
Want to upgrade your sound? Update your speaker. Want to change its appearance? Order a new 3D printed customized dome.
Don’t forget to send us back your recyclable old dome and be part of a new circular economy with OWA Speaker.
Why 3D print it?
- Use sustainable materials
- Produce locally
- Customize your speaker
- Don't throw away, reinvent
Why do we need Kickstarter?
We’ve been working on the speaker for over a year now. The OWA Speakers that you see in the video are real, working prototypes. We believe OWA Speaker is the best design and sustainable alternative to any Bluetooth speaker.
We wish to share our vision with the world and it starts with you.
With your support, we can bring OWA Speakers to homes, offices or public spaces worldwide. While we're close to entering production, your contribution will help fund:
>> FOCUS: Application Development
It will be developed in parallel with the production of the speakers, for an operational delivery planned with the first speakers, in December 2018.
We are working on a simple, user-friendly application, allowing you to remotely :
- Activate your connected alarm clock
- set up your alarm clock
- select your favorite music to wake-up with
- activate (or not) the dawn simulator
- Turn On/Off the light
- Modify the light's intensity
- Update your speaker's software with the latest versions
The vision of OWA Speaker is to create a living community around the product and the whole project. We are willing to listen to your ideas, feedback and wishes, to make this project as collaborative as possible.
Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Do not hesitate to share with us your feelings, we will be more than happy to answer and use them as our creative fuel!
A little follow-up gallery of some important steps throughout the year...
The team behind OWA Speaker
OWA Speaker was first referred to as the DOT Project, led by young entrepreneurs who decided to transform the way everyday objects are invented, shaped and produced. The key to the partnership is a shared vision based on the conviction that co-creation is the future of companies' activities.
- ARMOR 3D (The manufacturer)– producer of ecological 3D filaments with the objective to change worldwide 3D industry through sustainable materials and waste management.
- TechShop – Ateliers Leroy Merlin (The collaborative workshop)
The spirit of TechShop – Ateliers Leroy Merlin is at the very heart of OWA Speaker: collaborative, creative, professional and future-oriented.
- Bold (The design Studio) – product design agency, scenographer and research laboratory
Experts in the field of user experience and 3D printing, they decided to combine different areas of know-how to produce an object which is both graphical and technical.
DOOD Studio (The Digital Tools) – Creator of the "DOOD" 3D printer
SECTOR (The electronics) – Working closely with bold designers to refine functionalities and electronics.
If you would like to reach us by email, do not hesitate to write
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Nathan Fredouelle and its team for the video. Baptiste Heller for our portraits and pictures during the making of the video. Laurent Amélineau, Benoit Rotger, Nadia Sardjoe, Marie Clemence from Ruby band for their Unicorn song and appearance in our video, as well as Shola Adisa Farar, Christine Pluvinage, Benjamin Trotin and Joël Schillio. Adel Kheniche for following the project at its early steps and capturing moments and interviews.
The Dream Consultant Team and the Lead Team at TechShop for their support and help when needed. Some helpful and talented people we met at TechShop, Logu Kirouchenaradjou and Will.
A big THANK YOU from the Team working hard to bring you the best 3d printed customizable and recyclable Bluetooth speaker / Sunrise Alarm Clock!
Risks and challenges
What about delivery time?
If everything goes as planned (we really really really wish so), you will receive your OWA Speaker for Christmas! We are already discussing with production sites to hopefully produce around 2 000 speakers!
This is of course in the ideal case of a full (to an OWAoooow) funding.
What if the goal of 75 000€ is not reached?
We would, of course, be very sad but as previously said, also believe in a world of opportunities! Hopefully, if the goal was closely reached, we will keep improving our project for a next successful campaign! Don't hesitate to share your comments with us for any improvements in the comments section!
- (36 days)