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New Small Transparent Speaker & the original Transparent Speaker upgraded with Bluetooth
New Small Transparent Speaker & the original Transparent Speaker upgraded with Bluetooth
533 backers pledged $143,810 to help bring this project to life.
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Wireless Transparent Speakers with Flic Button

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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

Iconic design for the home

These speakers are designed to last. We use genuine materials such as aluminium and hardened glass for a durable, high quality product. The visual appearance is boiled down to the essential, iconic, sound making elements. The glass cabinets ensure a big sound, yet these speakers blend nicely into any home environment. No extra decoration that disturbs the focus on your music. No “fancy styling” or that ages fast - we aim for the timeless.

Elle Decoration UK Magazine called us the best luxury Christmas gift, and now our first product is sold at the museum of modern art (MoMA) in New York. Based on our Kickstarter backers feedback, we are now back with all new and improved versions.

Babba Canales in her NY home for Taste The Style. Photo by Vanessa Granda www.nessanoir.com
Babba Canales in her NY home for Taste The Style. Photo by Vanessa Granda www.nessanoir.com

 

Interior friendly design
Interior friendly design

 

Interior designer/Interior stylist Emma Fischer @styledbyemmahos Photo: @fotografalencordic
Interior designer/Interior stylist Emma Fischer @styledbyemmahos Photo: @fotografalencordic

 

Transparent speaker is loved by birds, cats and dogs alike. Instagram from @grandpastore @pas_kaline @mt.xls
Transparent speaker is loved by birds, cats and dogs alike. Instagram from @grandpastore @pas_kaline @mt.xls

 

 

Crystal clear, transparent sound

We are very proud of the sound quality of these speakers. Our products are designed for homes but they are also suitable for places like cafés and creative studios. Our range contain two sizes: The larger speakers that get’s people dancing in a large living room and the smaller one that get’s you dancing while cooking or getting out of bed in the morning.

Get in touch if you’d like to get a live demo and we’ll try to make it happen. Otherwise - why don’t you take Steve Angello’s word for it? This world famous DJ and artist happens to use our speakers when testing his beats. He recently told us that he “totally loves” the way our speakers delivers a rich bass, clear vocals and crisp highs, how it manages to stay true to a recording even when cranking up the volume.

@steveangello on Instagram: "Can't express how much I love this speaker!"
@steveangello on Instagram: "Can't express how much I love this speaker!"

 

Large Transparent Speaker Frequency response 45-22000 Hz +-5db On Axis
Large Transparent Speaker Frequency response 45-22000 Hz +-5db On Axis

 

 

                 

Flic Button

For the simplest wireless music experience, we are offering a small bluetooth button that can control your music in a way that you actually already know. One click for play/pause, double click for next song. Simple as that.

The Flic button uses bluetooth (BLE) and can also be set to perform more specific tasks in the smartphone app.

It has a very long battery life from a replaceable standard coin cell, no charging needed. We believe this offers the best possible setup for a great sounding and great looking home.

flic comes in the same color as the speaker
flic comes in the same color as the speaker

 

Sustainable Design

Our design philosophy takes a stand against wear and tear, against the “throw away culture” that is currently trashing our planet. We do this by considering the entire product life cycle - where does the product come from, how is it used, where does it end up? 

The Transparent Speakers are designed almost entirely from materials that can be recycled to the same quality over and over again. The whole construction is modular, and meant to be upgraded over time. Instead of ending up on a landfill after only a few years like most electronic products of today, we have designed these products to be repaired, disassembled and reassembled over and over again.

Tech Spec

 

Upgradable

We acknowledge that technology changes. Fast. In addition to Bluetooth built in, the speakers also feature a standard headphone jack on the front and one more in the dock space for easy input to the speaker. So if you want to upgrade you can just use the headphone jack in the dock and the powered USB socket to connect a WiFi dongle. 

As an example you can fit the Amazon Echo Dot (40 usd) or the Google Chromecast Audio (30 usd) in the docks space under the small Transparent Speaker. And on the large speaker there is even a “Toaster Slot” for Apple Airport express on the back (100 usd). 

 

the "toaster slot" on the large Transparent Speaker
the "toaster slot" on the large Transparent Speaker

The team

We are a small independent creative studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Please help us make our new small Transparent Speaker a reality by backing us today.

Thanks

Johan and The Apartment for the movie
Knotan for some great shoots, including the team pic
Our friends at Shortcutlabs making the Flic
Our Kickstater backers

Risks and challenges

Building a new kind of sustainable consumer electronic product is a complex and time-consuming task. We are humble to the challenge and know there are many pieces that will need to be put together for it to work. One such thing is obviously financial so we are asking Kickstarter backers for help to be able to get to production of the Small Transparent Speaker.

Getting to the point where we can ship the speaker to your door from the point we are at now, involves the following:

1) Getting the electronics to really perform. This is no small feat. We have a functioning prototype with all the components in place.

2) Testing and certifying the product with the new Bluetooth 5 standard

3) Getting international safety and regulatory marks.

4) Shipping the product.

We are not shying away from any of these challenges. While we are taking them seriously, we are adamant in overcoming any problem. We are committed to getting the Small Transparent Speaker and updated Large Transparent into the market and have all the skills needed to do so. We think the current Transparent Speaker is the best proof of that. With the help from the Kickstarter community, we can have the resources to move into production while also completing all of the tasks above!

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    Pledge $255 or more About $255

    Small White Transparent Speaker + Flic

    Be the first to get it and get 110 usd of retail!
    Normal RRP 365 usd (330+35)

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    Pledge $480 or more About $480

    2x Small White Transparent Speaker +Flic

    Fill more than one room with design love

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    Pledge $620 or more About $620

    Big Black Transparent Speaker + Flic

    Get people out of the couch with the updated big black Transparent Speaker.

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    Pledge $870 or more About $870

    Both the Big and Small Speakers

    One for the living room and one for the bedroom.
    Get both the new Small Transparent Speaker and the updated original Transparent Speaker.

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    Pledge $1,210 or more About $1,210

    2x Big Black Transparent Speaker + Flic

    Connect two for big stereo effect around your TV

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    Retail 8xSmall 2xBig Transparent Speaker

    Be the first in Town to sell this iconic design!

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Small White Transparent Speaker + Flic

    First 24 hours only, incredible Kickstarter offer!
    This is half of the products planned retail price of 365 usd (330 usd + 35 usd for Flic).

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    Small White Transparent Speaker + Flic

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