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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.

OWA speaker in the morning
OWA speaker in the morning

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.

OWA speaker at work
OWA speaker at work

LIGHT

Let the OWA Speaker brighten your mornings, days and nights. Inside and out, appreciate its warm, cozy light, to create the perfect atmosphere.

OWA speaker for your nights out
OWA speaker for your nights out


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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. 

From speaker to connected alarm clock
From speaker to connected alarm clock

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.  

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A whole new (3D) world: Design, Durable, DIY  

A 3D printed Speaker  

100% of the printed materials / No waste
100% of the printed materials / No waste


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.


 
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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. 

12 available colors of recycled PS - OWA 3D filaments
12 available colors of recycled PS - OWA 3D filaments


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.

Some of the first available patterns and shapes
Some of the first available patterns and shapes

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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
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[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 !

 
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Technical specifications

  • 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


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International Ambition

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.

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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.


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Why 3D print it?

We often ask us why we chose to 3D print our speaker, here are the main reasons :

  • Use sustainable materials
  • Produce locally
  • Customize your speaker 
  • Don't throw away, reinvent
For more information on "Why 3D print it", we invite you to go directly to our FAQ.


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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 

We are currently at the prototyping phase of the application. 

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


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Timeline

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!

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A little follow-up gallery of some important steps throughout the year...

Hand drawn patterns research for digital making
Hand drawn patterns research for digital making

 

Very first 3D printed experiments of shapes and patterns
Very first 3D printed experiments of shapes and patterns

  

Very first OWA speaker prototype with electronic core
Very first OWA speaker prototype with electronic core

 

Gesture research phase for a tactile object
Gesture research phase for a tactile object

 

Our second prototype
Our second prototype

 

Working on electronics
Working on electronics

 

Working on electronics and testing dimmable light
Working on electronics and testing dimmable light


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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.

Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Head of 3D Printing, ARMOR Group / Mathilde Berchon, Lead TechShop – Ateliers Leroy Merlin
Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Head of 3D Printing, ARMOR Group / Mathilde Berchon, Lead TechShop – Ateliers Leroy Merlin
  •  ARMOR 3D (The manufacturer)– producer of ecological 3D filaments with the objective to change worldwide 3D industry through sustainable materials and waste management.

The spirit of TechShop – Ateliers Leroy Merlin is at the very heart of OWA Speaker: collaborative, creative, professional and future-oriented.

William Boujon & Julien Benayoun, designers and founders at bold-design
William Boujon & Julien Benayoun, designers and founders at bold-design
  •  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.

Clément Chappert, founder at Dood Studio / Mickael Krump, electronic expert at Sector
Clément Chappert, founder at Dood Studio / Mickael Krump, electronic expert at Sector

DOOD Studio (The Digital Tools) – Creator of the "DOOD" 3D printer

SECTOR (The electronics) – Working closely with bold designers to refine functionalities and electronics.

The team at work at TechShop - Ateliers Leroy Merlin
The team at work at TechShop - Ateliers Leroy Merlin

 

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Find us

On Instagram @owa_speaker

On Facebook @OWA Speaker

On Twitter @owa_speaker

If you would like to reach us by email, do not hesitate to write
owa-speaker@armor-group.com

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Press

Interested in the project and want to write about it?
We'd love to answer all your questions.
Email us at this address: owa-speaker@armor-group.com

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Thank you

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!

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    Design your own dome directly with our designers Julien and William. You will be able to create an exclusive dome with the shapes and patterns of your creation !
    Benefit from a 4 hours workshop with them in Paris !
    We can't wait to see you !

    Each pack consists in 1 OWA Speaker and an invitation for 1 or 2 persons. If you are 2 but would like to create 2 OWA Speakers, you need to order 2 "LIMITED EDITION : Workshop in Paris + Speaker" Packs.

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    Profitez d'un workshop exclusif en compagnie des designers William et Julien au techshop de Paris. Vous aurez la chance de créer entièrement le modèle de votre cloche afin de créer un modèle unique.
    Ce pack comprend une enceinte OWA Speaker et 4 heures d'atelier à Par pour 1 à 2 personnes.

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