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A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today's music lover.
A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today's music lover.
490 backers pledged $169,480 to help bring this project to life.

TRANSPARENT SPEAKER UPDATE #17

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Hello 2014!

We hope that the holiday-season has treated you well and that you’re just as excited about 2014 as we are.

Our three prototypes will been soon be joined by our batch of 24 pilot run units, and will continue to find their way around the world. The Transparent Speaker can currently be found for tryouts in both Stockholm and London, with the most recent addition being the Festival of Imangination over at Selfridges, London.

More locations will be added with the arrival of our first batch of Pilot Run units.
To make it a little bit easier to see their locations we’ll be updating their locations to a Map found over at: http://bit.ly/1d1LSwe



More rugged dust caps

Good news for those of you with poke-happy children or friends. The centerpiece of the drivers is an unfortunately popular component to be dented and damaged by curious fingers. We’re happy to say that we’ve replaced our paper-based dust caps with a much more durable poly propane one that should certainly take the test! (Though this doesn’t mean that you should go around poking you drivers all day)

Development updates

Per is currently on location with our manufacturing partner in China and inspecting our manufacturing process, the assembly line and making sure that our ingoing and outgoing quality control is up to par with our standards. 
Our first components have started to come out of our plastic injection molding. All mechanical requirements have been met in this process, but we are still currently tweaking details within the finish & details. We expect to give news during the month if this will affect our current plan of starting production in end of January.

Thank you for tuning in,
PEOPLE PEOPLE

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Comments

    1. Creator Charles Adler on January 15, 2014

      Hey guys, thanks for this update. It's great to see you sharing progress and some of the behind the scenes decisions your having to make. At this point I've personally gotten over the delivery delay, but I am still curious if you can shed a bit more light on when you expect to get these in everyones hands.

      Since there are EARLY BACKER, FIRST BATCH and SECOND BATCH backers, when could you project we would receive these based on current progress?

      Thanks again guys. I feel like you've turned this around for me with these updates!

    2. Creator John on January 14, 2014

      So based on this update assuming the pilot run completion on 10-Jan, and following the proposed timeline of your last update, we can assume that the speakers will NOT be arriving in our hands in March?