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The dB Case offers natural sound amplification plus protection all in one. It comes in various color plastics and exotic wood grains.

Hi everyone my name is Rudy, I would like to share dB Cases with the Kickstarter community. I am a long time audio enthusiast, whether it be in my car, at home, or while out with friends... No matter what, I always enjoy squeezing out that extra performance so I can truly feel the music. This becomes an issue when trying to listen on my phone, or any of my mobile devices really, because the general design usually puts the speaker on the back or the bottom, which obviously projects the sound away from you - not towards you. That's when I decided to create a protective case that provides the necessary acoustic capabilities to get the job done right!

After doing some research on the ability to use acoustics to amplify sound, I got together with a friend of mine to develop a working prototype. At first, we used clay to help us decide the form of the case, then we were able to take a mold and pop out the first unit for some tests. Immediately we noticed a difference between a song playing with the case and a song playing without the case, you can hear it was louder. The initial testing by ear proved to be very encouraging, so we decided to take it one step further. We ran to Radio Shack and picked up a pretty good sound meter and started testing the volume of the phones with and without the prototype case. We noticed gains very quickly but we also noticed that most of the volume levels fluctuate with the beat or tempo of the song, so it was very hard to get an accurate reading. So to be fair, we took averages from 10, 20, and 30 second sound clips of the same song and received results averaging 3-4dB gain each time (depending on the case). This is equal to doubling the power of the volume, further allowing for increased performance when listening on the go. Next, we decided to test the speakerphone function and sure enough the benefits were consistent, we noticed the same 3-4dB gain! After seeing this, we decided we had to share this with everyone and knew Kickstarter was the route to go.
In an effort to keep a small footprint, production of these cases will include bio-degradable "green" plastics, 100% natural wood grains, and we're even trying to source Carbon Fiber for future models. We plan to offer additional finishes and materials as we hear what the public wants, my goal is to create a beautiful line of cases that everyone can appreciate. Our plastic cases will be made from "green" bio-resins and will be made using a process called injection molding. The natural wood cases will be CNC'd from a variety of different exotic grains and will be laser etched on the back. This is where I need the Kickstarter community! With your help I can purchase the necessary raw materials and manufacture these cool cases for everyone. I have taken care of building the initial prototypes and have secured some great relationships to produce this product at a fair cost. With your contribution to my project, you can be amongst the first to receive a dB Case at a great savings! The dB Cases will be available for all Verizon and AT&T Model iPhones, iPads (both iPad 1 and the new iPad 2 model) and the 4th generation iPod Touch. We do plan on making Android cases and will be updating the project once those prototypes are complete.
The dB3 is great if you want to put your case on and never have to take it off to charge or sync. The open space on the bottom allows the connector to be plugged into the device, while the acoustic scoops project the sound directly towards you - giving you a 3dB gain while charging!
All of our dB plastic cases will be available in various colors for you to choose from. At the end of the project we will send out a form telling you what colors and wood grains are available and you will be able to choose your selection based on your reward (that is also when you choose your device). We plan to offer our dB Pro cases in beautiful wood finishes...
Note: All images are of prototypes - the actual final product color and finish will be perfect when professionally manufactured. Assorted colors and wood grains will be based on the available raw materials at the time of purchase. iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod Touch not included in any rewards. The iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple Logos are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc. "Up" is a registered trademark of Disney/Pixar Co. Shipping to the US is free. Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount. For any other questions, please check out the dB Case FAQ. Also, check out our website at: www.dbcases.com Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter Project!

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    This reward is for Android owners who want to get on the waiting list for the dB Android. This is your way to save a spot in line to make sure you are the first to get a dB Android model at a 25% discount when it comes out. Your name will be listed on the "Android Waiting List" on our website and we will keep you updated on the status.

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    Every little bit counts! With this reward you will receive a cool dB sticker pack and a personal thank you card from us. You will also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    dB Mini - The dB Mini plastic clip-on accessory will sell for $14.99 in a retail store, with this pre-order you will get it for only $7, plus you can choose from select colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB Mini is specifically for the iPhone 4, both Verizon and AT&T models.)

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    dB4 Reward - The dB4 plastic case will retail for $24.99, with this pre-order you will get it for only $15, plus you can choose from select colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    dB3 Reward - The dB3 plastic case will retail for $24.99, with this pre-order you will get it for only $15, plus you can choose from select colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB3 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    dB Combo Pack - This reward gets you a dB Mini, a dB3 case and a dB4 case, plus you can choose from select colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB Mini will only fit iPhone 4, both Verizon and AT&T models. The plastic dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    dB iPad - The dB iPad plastic case will retail for $49.99, with this pre-order you will get it for only $40, plus you can choose from select colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB iPad will be available for both Verizon and AT&T models of the iPad 1 and the new iPad 2.)

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    dB3 or dB4 Pro - This reward gets one special edition dB3 or dB4 Pro case which will be made from 100% natural wood. You will have your choice of select exotic grains to choose from. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    dB iPad Pro - This reward gets you a special edition dB iPad Pro case which will be made from 100% natural wood. You will have your choice of select exotic grains to choose from. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB iPad Natural will be available for both Verizon and AT&T models of the iPad 1 and the new iPad 2.)

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    Custom Made dB3 and dB4 Pro - You will get your name or company logo etched into the back of a dB3 and dB4 Pro case which will be made from 100% natural wood. You will have your choice of select exotic grains to choose from for each case. On top of that, you will receive 2 plastic versions of the dB3 and dB4 case in your choice of available colors. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    Custom Made dB iPad Pro - You will get your name or company logo etched into the back of the a dB iPad Pro case which will be made from 100% natural wood. You will have your choice of select exotic grains to choose from. On top of that, you will receive 2 of each of our plastic dB iPad, dB mini, dB3, and dB4 cases for you and your friends. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB iPad Natural will be available for both Verizon and AT&T models of the iPad 1 and the new iPad 2.The dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch.)

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    dB Pro Package - This reward is for you Audiophiles out there! You will get your name or company logo put on a set of your very own dB Pro cases. This set will come with a custom dB iPad Pro, a custom dB3 Pro and a custom dB4 Pro. On top of that, you will receive 4 of each of our plastic cases for your friends and family. The dB Pro cases are made from 100% natural materials and you will have your choice of select wood grains to choose from. You will also be able to choose which color you want for each of the plastic dB cases. You will also get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB Mini will fit iPhone 4, both Verizon and AT&T models. The dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch. The dB iPad will be available for both Verizon and AT&T models of the iPad 1 and the new iPad 2.)

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    dB Custom Friends & Family Pack - If you're in a band, happen to be a groupie, or just need some acoustic cases for you and your friends - then this reward is for you! You will get your choice of 5 custom made dB Pro cases with your name or company logo on them. You will also receive 5 of each of our plastic cases for your friends and family. The dB Pro cases are made from 100% natural materials and you will have your choice of select wood grains to choose from for each case. You will also be able to choose which color you want for each of the plastic dB cases. On top of that, you will get our dB sticker pack and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor. (The dB Mini will fit iPhone 4, both Verizon and AT&T models. The dB3 and dB4 will be available for all Verizon and AT&T iPhone models and the 4th generation iPod Touch. The dB iPad will be available for both Verizon and AT&T models of the iPad 1 and the new iPad 2.)

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