About this project
Whether you are alone at home, with family, or partying with friends, Prizm adapts and predicts the music you’ll love. Prizm streams music directly from the Cloud so you don’t even need to use a phone or a computer. You can now discover and enjoy more music with a single hit of a button.
Prizm enhances your everyday life through music
Press play and the music starts. Music streams directly from the cloud to your speakers. You will no longer have to use your smartphone, computer or any other device to enjoy music. No more browsing, bluetooth pairing or any kind of hacky setup.
Prizm is even smarter, it can also start music as soon as it detects you in the room !
Thanks to the signals from your phone and wearables (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), added to a sound level sensor, Prizm knows what is happening in the room. Not only does it identify who is in the room, it can also sense what is the current atmosphere (chilling with friends, working etc.).
If you are alone, Prizm plays music for you. If your companion is alone, it plays music for him/her. And if you are together in the room, it merges both of your tastes and picks a song both of you will love.
Prizm doesn't only suggests new songs based on your tastes. It knows what you like but also understands when and in which context you like specific music. Because we know that you don't listen to the same music alone or with friends, in the morning and after work, Prizm's music recommendation is driven by the context.
When you discover something great, just touch the heart to add the song directly into your own playlists (Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer). So when you leave home, songs you just discovered are already on your phone.
Demo : press the heart and the song is added directly into your playlists
Each time you interact with Prizm, it learns. Everyday, Prizm remembers your habits and learns that you prefer pop music in the morning, and jazz when you’re back from work.
Don’t think about what you want to listen to anymore. Just enjoy music you’ll love and live your life.
Why buy another speaker ? You probably already have at home a great sound system or speakers that fit your needs. Prizm works with whatever speakers you prefer and breathes new life in what you already own.
Prizm connects to your Spotify or Deezer Premium account to stream music. It also supports Soundcloud free accounts. This way, you can enjoy Prizm without any paid subscription !
We are working hard to make Prizm compatible with your favorite music streaming services in the future. Let us know which one you would like to be supported next.
A Prizm device needs only one account to stream music. This account is used as the music source but you can create as many Prizm profiles as you want. This way, everyone at home can enjoy Prizm with its own profile.
Prizm will also implement an UPnP MediaRenderer. This means that whenever you want to listen to something specific that is stored on a compatible NAS or any DLNA Server, you'll be able to stream it to your speaker through Prizm. However, you will still need a Deezer, Spotify or SoundCloud account to experience the best of Prizm, that is to generate a contextual music feed and discover new songs.
Prizm captures Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from your phone or wearables to identify you through your MAC address. During the setup, you just have to match your device to your Prizm profile. Thus, when Prizm senses your device, it knows you’re around !
Part of the algorithm runs on the device, the other is in our cloud. For instance, music recommendation which requires a huge music catalog is computed instantly in the cloud. Because your profile is also stored in the cloud, you can go to a friend's who owns a Prizm, and you'll be identified by his Prizm ! Your music profile follows you around.
Prizm will ship with some extra cool features :
- You can set Prizm to wake you up in the morning : it'll pick a new song everyday to help you start a better day.
- Similarly, Prizm can gradually go to sleep as you do so. This means that you won't have to fall asleep with the music on, or make sure it's off before you go to bed.
Prizm was designed to be standalone and always ready to use. However, we built a companion app for the device’s setup and to allow remote control. If you hear an amazing song, you will be able to Like it even from the bathroom ! For the moment, this app is iOS and Android compatible, but more OS will come.
Prizm will also be available in 3 of these extra colors ! Backers will vote for their favorite after the campaign :
For over 18 months, we've have built, coded, designed, prototyped to bring our vision to life.
Special thanks to Antebellum Films for their dedicated work on the video and Orange for their support on the manufacturing process.
Risks and challenges
Making a hardware product is hard, and once in your hands it must last. A connected device is bits and atoms. Bits evolve. Atoms don’t. This is why great care and thorough testing must be put in the product’s development right from the start. This is what our team has been focused on for the last year.
Next comes manufacturing. For this difficult part we’ve partnered with Orange, a major European ISP and mobile carrier who have manufactured and shipped millions of products. Our hardware team has been closely working with them for the last months to identify and solve the main potential risks in manufacturing and assembly. It allowed us to set up a clear timeline of the process ahead.
Our team’s skills and dedication to the project, combined with the experience of our partners and suppliers, make us confident that we will ship a great product to our backers on time.
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