ENGO | Your Digital Lifestyle Companion (Canceled)
World's Most Advanced All-in-One Wireless Entertainment and Charging Hub for Music Lovers and Techies
Introducing ENGO by PowerSquare, the World's Most Advanced Bluetooth Speaker and Multi-device Charging Hub. ENGO is the first of its kind gadget combining the best of Audio and Charging functions into a unique patent pending original design.
With ENGO, you can listen to your favorite tunes, attend SKYPE or FACETIME calls, charge up to 3 gadgets with an integrated 10,000mAh powerbank and enjoy complete wire-free experience with built-in wireless charging.
ENGO is the ultimate Digital Lifestyle Companion that you have been waiting for.
A World of Firsts for ENGO (see competitive comparison):
- First Bluetooth Speaker to charge with Quick Charge technology - 0 to 100% under 3hrs
- First portable Bluetooth Speaker to include all latest advanced functionality: NFC, Dual Stereo, APX Low latency technology for CD quality streaming
- First bluetooth speaker in its class to feature a massive 10,000 mAh battery - 40+ hrs of Music Playtime
- First device in its class to charge three devices simultaneously - Charge all your gadgets anytime, anywhere!
- First device to provide a complete, functional wire-free experience - Say Good Bye to Cables
ENGO VS COMPETITION
In terms of functionality ENGO is far above any other product on the market. The audio quality coupled with its utility functions makes ENGO Simply The Best and deserving of a whole new category for such devices. Welcome the World's First Digital Lifestyle Companion.
The monster battery in ENGO keeps your favorite devices powered like never before
THE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
ENGO's Bluetooth feature connects wirelessly to any Smartphone, tablet or an iPad or a computer for complete freedom from any cables allowing you to listen your tunes, watch a movie, play games etc.
SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY
The system blends a 40mm high-excursion subwoofer with a custom 45mm high-sensitivity driver with a neodymium motor system producing a rich, high-fidelity sound that stretches from 150Hz to 20KHz.
ENGO uses Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and aptX®, a superior performance digital audio codec. This combination of advanced hardware and firmware preserves all the musical detail, dynamic range and full bandwidth response, bringing out the best possible sound from your digital sources, for a sound that is far superior to standard Bluetooth streamed music.
100 dB OF SOUND FROM ENGO
From ENGO 100dB of pure digital and clean sound is guaranteed. ENGO provides 100% volume without distortion.
aptX ® LOW LATENCY Technology
Common problem with many wireless audio solutions is the delay between the video and audio. With aptX® Low Latency technology enabled in ENGO, the latency is reduced to 40 ms thereby eliminating the lip-sync problems to give you the smoothest audio/visual experience.
BEST IN CLASS MUSIC PLAY TIME
We want you to enjoy your music all night long and more! We have integrated ENGO with a monster 10,000mAH high density Li-polymer battery - possibly the biggest in its class giving you uninterrupted music for 40+ hours.
IMPECCABLE CALL QUALITY WITH cVc Technology
ENGO employs CSR's latest cVc® technology which brings advanced audio enhancements and noise suppression to the near and far end, as well as providing packet loss and bit error concealment to deliver the best possible call quality on Bluetooth® devices. cVc reduces the effects of noise on both sides of the conversation and smartly adjusts the receive volume levels and dynamically frequency shapes the voice to achieve optimal intelligibility and comfort for the hands-free user.
FACE TIME OR SKYPE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
DOUBLE UP FOR TRUE WIRELESS STEREO
The dual speaker stereo mode elevates your movie watching experience or kickstart the party with room filling sound. Every ENGO has a stereo chip embedded and they will work as true stereo Left and Right speakers.
BLUETOOTH PAIRING SIMPLIFIED
We have added easy pairing function using NFC technology. With a compatible phone you can simple touch the ENGO to pair.
THE NO APP EXPERIENCE
ENGO doesn't require any apps to be installed to work with your phone. Simply connect your phone via built in bluetooth function and stream from your favorite source.
THE POWER BANK
A MONSTER BATTERY
ENGO has a built-in high efficiency power bank with a PREMIUM 10,000mAH Li-Poly battery. We have built ENGO to last long and keep you powered.
FAST CHARGING POWER BANK
We understand that battery capacity drives the amount of time it takes to charge it. We don't want your lifestyle companion to take all night to charge when your life is running at 100 miles an hour!
We have worked closely with our semiconductor partners and designed the power bank function in ENGO to work with QUALCOMM QUICK CHARGE 2.0 technology. ENGO charges 0 to 100% in less than 3 hours - 75% faster than using conventional charging technologies.
CHARGE MULTIPLE DEVICES
With a 10,000mAh power bank built in, ENGO packs enough power to charge more than one device. In fact, we have designed it to charge 3 devices at at time.
ENGO is the world’s first portable Bluetooth speaker in its class that can charge three devices simultaneously. ENGO comes with two USB ports and one wireless charging surface.
Keep your fiends and family powered!
FAST WIRED CHARGING
We designed ENGO to power you up quick and fast. ENGO is the world first portable speaker with built in fastest mobile charging technologies available today. ENGO is compatible with both Quick Charge 2.0 and Samsung Adaptive Fast charging.
COMPLETE WIRE-FREE EXPERIENCE
From our previous project, Tango wireless charger, two key feedback we have received were to add a power bank function so its portable and include a stand so the phone can be accessed while being charged.
We heard you loud and clear! ENGO gives you best of both worlds and more.
1. You can wirelessly charge your phone with built in QI charging function and take it along wherever you need it go. The built in 10,000 mAh battery will keep you powered for a long time.
2. The angled face along with our custom micro-suction surface will enable you to interact with the phone, attend calls, Face time with family all while you are charging your phone. BYE BYE CABLES!
What is QI and is my phone compatible with Qi technology? Please review FAQs to find out more.
ENGO is developed to work with any USB powered device and any operating system.
ABOVE THE PACK
There are many Bluetooth speakers on the market but we felt they all have the same look and feel. We started ENGO with a challenge to build a device that is both stunning in design and its from follows a desired function. After evaluating various concepts we zeroed in on ENGO as seen today. We are so proud that it truly stands out from the rest of the pack!
PORTABILITY AND STYLE
ENGO is meant to be with you wherever you go. We paid close attention to ensure users of all ages can comfortably carry ENGO.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
Following the principle of form follows function, the angled design of the ENGO enables user experience like never before. Placing the phone or tablet on the micro suction surface provides perfect viewing angle for interaction with the phone while wirelessly charging a compatible phone.
CUSTOM MICRO-SUCTION SURFACE
After a lot of research and validation of multiple vendors for the micro suction surface, we have found a credible source for the material. The final material is both strong and durable.
We have tested the micro suction surface for durability and performance. As with any such material, dust does collect but an easy wipe with a damp cloth makes it as good as new!
IPX4 WATER RESISTANT BODY
The IPX4 water resistant body will ensure that the ENGO will give you company RAIN or SHINE!
We have completed evaluation of two sets of prototypes and have made some changes for the 3rd prototype. We are fine tuning the audio performance and also validating the fast wired charger and wireless charging functions.
Our plan is to start tooling in July/August and complete production before the end of the year.
We are receiving a lot of very positive feedback on ENGO and cannot wait to hear from our backer community.
Kickstarter is a vibrant and wonderful community that we would love being part of. We thank and respect every backer for their contribution and we responsibly commit to deliver ENGO. We have successfully delivered to our backers on our previous campaign Tango and lean on that experience to do better this time.
We have already spent more than 50K in developing ENGO so far in time, engineering efforts, filing for patents, prototyping etc. We now need your help to bring this remarkable product to market.
Here are the major costs associated with bringing ENGO to market. We need your help to make this happen!
$55K Tooling costs
$30K Global Certifications costs
$30K Engineering, time and travel costs
We are offering two variants with ENGO. EX and VX. Both have the same features except additional QI wireless charging function on VX. We have created the EX option without QI that also allows us to offer different price points.
NOTE: We are planning three colors with ENGO, Yellow, Blue and Black. As with any product, our ability to produce different colors is tied to minimum order quantities. If we are in a situation that we are not able to support all three colors, we will reach out to each backer with a survey and decide collectively the most popular color to produce. We want our backer community to be part of this decision making process.
We are very excited about our latest innovation. However, without your support we will not able to make ENGO a reality. Please share, tweet, follow and subscribe to our social medial channels and help us spread the word.
Risks and challenges
PowerSquare team brings in almost 100 years of experience in product development and has helped leading OEMs bring their end products to market. Such experience is vital in handling the inevitable risks involved in product development and launch.
The biggest risk/challenge we see is ensuring that the tooling is done right to meet our standards and we are working with a very experienced manufacturing partner to ensure we minimize any tooling related delays.
While we have taken care to ensure all engineering, manufacturing and logistics risks are mitigated, we may face unexpected delays in the process of procuring components and lead times etc. Should we face any such delays, we will ensure that we quickly communicate the same with you and work towards resolving the issues as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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