About this project
RippleBuds is the world’s smartest Bluetooth earbuds equipped with an in-ear microphone system. With RippleBuds’ innovative Noise Blocking Technology, users can exclude ambient noise and clearly be heard. With Ripplebuds, your voice will be understood even in the nosiest environments. Users can also use RippleBuds to listen to music! Listen to your favorite tunes in-between phone conversations and work meetings without the hassle of dangling wires.
RippleBuds captures the human voice from the ear allowing your voice to be heard clearly even when you’re in an extremely noisy environment. RippleBuds’ Noise Blocking Technology reduces ambient noise by about 30 decibels.
RippleBuds backers will be upgraded by receiving a complimentary pouch to go with their Mono or Stereo RippleBuds! With the pouch, you can keep your RippleBuds and Recharging capsule in mint condition.
When we hit the $750K Stretch Goal, all RippleBuds will come equipped with a complimentary carrying strap!
RippleBuds has a great competitive edge when it comes to strepitous environments. Our Noise Blocking Technology physically intercepts ambient noise due to the non-traditional positioning of the RippleBuds in-ear microphone.
With RippleBuds’ wireless feature your hands are free. RippleBuds allows you to listen to music and have crystal-clear conversations while driving, cleaning, commuting, exercising, and performing the active tasks your busy life brings. Another prime feature: no more tangling wires.
The "bud" itself lasts about 5 hours talking time. A fully charged recharging capsule provides 3 (for stereo) and 6 (for mono) cycles of full recharges to the buds. With RippleBuds there’s no need to search for a power outlet while on-the-go
As ambient noises are minimized, the voice command function on your device will perform more efficiently. Ask your smartphone Intelligent Assistant questions with complete accuracy.
RippleBuds is an innovative departure from the traditional headset. Tiny, but powerful, RippleBuds provides maximum comfort with a minimal profile.
RippleBuds comes with five sizes of ear-pads to provide maximum fit for users of all sized ear canals. Additionally, RippleBuds are sweat-proof and ear-pads are washable, making RippleBuds perfect for fitness-enthusiasts.
There’s no need to blast music to overcome a loud environment. RippleBuds' three fin ear-pad design significantly reduces ambient noise while listening to music, preserving your precious hearing.
RippleBuds has a great competitive edge when it comes to strepitous environments. Our Noisy Blocking Technology physically intercepts ambient noise around the user due to the non-traditional positioning of the RippleBuds microphone. Upon realizing the voice is emitted through the mouth AND ear, the RippleBuds' team placed a microphone in the human ear to effectively eliminate all sounds besides the voice. By doing this, we found an original way to capture the human voice from an entirely new source. This amounted in the birth of RippleBuds and the discovery of an innovative solution for modern-day communication.
Entrepreneurs and Working Professionals: With your busy on-the-go life, you can have meetings and conduct business calls wherever you are.
Automobile Drivers: Block traffic noises and music when talking on the phone. RippleBuds can also enhance voice command while driving and allows you to be hands free.
Cyclists: Due to RippleBuds’ Noisy Blocking Technology, the sound of wind is intercepted allowing cyclists to talk and ride.
City Commuters: No matter how many people surround you on the subway, conversations are crystal-clear.
Service Workers: Being on-duty leaves you in boisterous environments. When critical situations arise, RippleBuds allows your every word to be heard.
Intensive Labor Workers: There’s nothing louder than a construction site, a plane taking off, or a crowd of cheering fans. RippleBuds allows you to listen to music and have conversations no matter what type of environment you work in.
Call Center Representatives: With multitudes of people conducting calls at the same time, call center staff members could greatly benefit from RippleBuds.
Athletes: Workout and go to practice with RippleBuds. Our product is sweat-proof and our ear-pads are washable.
Sailors and Beach Goers: No more worrying about ocean wind overpowering your voice- we’ve got your back.
Social Butterflies: Save your voice (and your sanity) – there’s no longer a need to shout when you’re trying to find your friends at a major event or raging party. RippleBuds allows you to clearly communicate despite loud music, large crowds, and cheering fans!
- Customized Condenser Microphone
- In-Ear Style
- Directional Characteristic: Bi-directional
- Frequency range: 100Hz ~ 16KHz
- Output Impedance: 2kΩ
- Impedance: 16 Ω at 1KHz
- Output sound : 92.7db +- 3dB at 1KHz
- Bandwidth : 20hz ~ 20khz
- Dual Mode Bluetooth 4.1
- Audio compatibility with classic Bluetooth devices (A2DP profile, CSR aptX® audio codec)
- Wireless Range: 30 feet / 10 meters
- Compatible with any Smartphone, computer, and/or tablet that has Bluetooth and communication functions built-in
- Lithium-ion 55mAh battery, rechargeable
- Standby time:110 hours
- Talking time: 5 hours - Charging time less than 2 hours
- Charging: Micro USB Recharging capsule: 310mAh - provides 6 full recharges for the mono unit and 3 full recharges for the stereo (as there are two units to recharge)
- Material: Silicon
- 5 different sizes: 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm and 15mm in diameter
- Earbuds: PC Plastic
- Ear-pads: Silicone
- Charging unit: Aluminum, PC & PP Plastic
- Earbud Body Dimensions: D0.658 inch x L1.043 inch (D17.4 X L26.5mm)
- Weight: 0.0099 pounds (4.5g) for one bud
- Fit Style: In ear Ultra lightweight, sweat-proof
While traveling, RippleBuds CEO, Shin Dusik, constantly found himself on the phone in noisy, public places, making his conversations very difficult, personally and professionally. After losing a client to an inaudible phone meeting and having conversations cut short with multiple family members and friends, Shin decided it was time to create a solution for this common problem.
While at an exhibition in 2005, Shin (accidentally) discovered a small portion of the voice comes out of the ear when we speak. From there, he discovered placing a microphone in the ear effectively eliminates all sound besides the voice. Shin realized if someone could develop a microphone small enough to fit in the ear, phone conversations could finally be clear.
In 2012, as small, functioning components became available to market, Shin quit his job and developed a team to design unique earbuds that eased the growing pains of modern day, on-the-go communication. By replacing the mouthpiece found in most headsets with a microphone that fits invisibly inside the ear, RippleBuds was born.
Today, we have 115 registered and pending patents across various IPs in at least nine countries.
The RippleBuds’ team is thrilled to introduce Shin’s innovative solution to you and your ears.
The RippleBuds team is composed of talented experts with skillsets, experience, and knowledge in a wide-array of fields. Collectively, we have 115 registered and pending patents on IP in nine countries at this time.
Risks and challenges
This is RippleBuds' first product launch and we are dedicated to making it a great one for all of our backers. However, as we are managing shipping and delivery for the first time, we know there is potential for delays and logistic snafus.
We are confident that we will be able to produce and deliver RippleBuds as outlined in our timeline for several reasons:
1. We have experts on our team who have over 20 years of experience in hardware manufacturing.
2. RippleBuds has a factory and production facilities secured in Shenzhen, China.
3. We’ve already produced working models of RippleBuds using our current facilities and are prepared to scale our operation to meet the backer demand.
Our team deeply understands this campaign is an opportunity to establish a passionate customer base. It is our mission to leave our backers completely satisfied with our product and service!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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