About this project
SoundBenderTM In The News:
PadGadget.com "Like the amusingly shaped ear horn, Soundbender needs no power source to amplify sound. Its design bends sound waves in the listener’s direction, an approach that is simple, yet effective."
AppsRumors.com "Apart from the fact that it amplifies the sound for enjoying every beat of it, it comes in a small size so you could take it with you everywhere because it fits in your pocket."
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Weiss is in the thick of a third Kickstarter campaign to fund a revised SoundBender tailored to the third-generation iPad but, as of last week, had already exceeded his $4,500 funding goal."
TheSuperGoodLife.com "Better still, they work on they are held on with magnets which means they will work with almost any iPad case or Smart Cover."
OfficialTeenGeek.com "Out of all of iPad accessories on the market, I feel confident saying that this is definitely one of the best and most useful accessories. It serves a fantastic purpose that solves a real world problem, one that every iPad owner can agree on."
TheJailbreakBay.com "Simply clip the SoundBender at the speaker of your iPad and you will immediately see the difference! The advantage of the magnet is that it will prevent the SoundBender from falling off by itself!" [-translation from French]
GizmoWatch.com "Totally great for presentations and other on the go activities, SoundBender indeed enhances the listening experience."
Appadvice.com - Review "Construction: The SoundBender is a thick, durable piece of plastic embedded with magnets. It fits and works with all of the four iPad 2 cases I tested it on, something far too many iDevice accessory designers do not consider when creating products."
Appadvice.com "I was surprised at the difference in sound volume and quality."
gigaom.com "I wish the iPad didn’t need something like this, but since it does, this small, unobtrusive solution seems like the best possible fix."
St. Paul Pioneer Press - "Weiss seems like he is a Kickstarter natural...Think of him as Steve Jobs with a yarmulke, a bushier beard and an energy level dialed up a few notches. He says "amazing" a lot, as the recently deceased Apple co-founder used to do." By Julio Ojeda-Zapata
Omnitechnews.net - "the difference in volume absolutely shocked me...it’s worth the investment."
Limited Edition Kickstarter Green SoundbenderTM no longer has expiration dates!
What Is The SoundBender?
As one of the 70 million + owners of the iPad I am sure you have noticed that since the speaker is directed away from you it sends the sound all around the room, making it difficult to hear. You may even find yourself cupping your hands behind the speaker just to hear clearly!
SoundBenderTM amplifier solves this problem instantly. It magnetically secures to the iPad speaker area and bends the sound toward you causing amazing sound amplification and enhancement of your listening experience of music, movies, games, audiobooks, facetime, or any sound coming from your iPad!
Watch video of SoundBenderTM amplifier in action and hear the difference!
Reflect Your Sound To The Max:
Because SoundBenderTM amplifier is magnetic it goes on and stays on keeping a tight fit around the speaker and reflecting sound to the max. It fits the Apple SmartCover either open or closed and on all cases that have the speaker area exposed. Since most do, the SoundBenderTM amplifier should fit the vast majority of cases and covers on the market.
The compact, sleak and cool design of SoundBenderTM amplifier allows it to be left on all of the time or kept in your pockect, magnetized to your fridge or file cabinet, and always available! Its great for presentations, movie night, on the go, or anytime! With no need for cumbersome wires, or any power-source SoundBenderTM amplifier is truly a MUST HAVE accessory you will never want to be without!
Where The Money Will Go:
The funds raised on Kickstarter will go toward retail packaging design and manufacturing and other marketing costs.
Thank you for backing this project and being a part of this Simply Amazinc project!
$7.00 - Receive 1 Black OR 1 White SoundBenderTM (Limited)
$12.00- Early Bender Backer- 1 Black AND 1 White SoundBenderTM (Limited)
$20.00- DOUBLE DEAL- Receive 2 Black OR 2 White SoundBendersTM
$25.00- FUNDING SPECIAL- KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ADD ON PACK- For US Backers only receive 2 Black OR 2 White SoundBenderTM AND 1 LTD Kickstarter Green SoundBenderTM. (Limited)
$25.00- INTERNATIONAL EARLY BENDER BACKER- 1 Black AND 1 White SoundBenderTM. (Limited)
$30.00- FUNDING SPECIAL-INTERNATIONAL KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ADD ON PACK- International Backers only receive 1 BLACK + 1 WHITE AND 1 LTD Kickstarter Green SoundBenderTM. (Limited)
$35.00- 4 PACK- 4 Black OR 4 White SoundBendersTM.
$40.00- FUNDING SPECIAL- KICKSTARTER LTD ADD ON PACK- US Backers only receive 4 BLACK OR 4 WHITE SoundBenderTM + 2 LTD KICKSTARTER GREEN SoundBender TM. (Limited)
$55.00- HOT,HOT,HOT PINK!- US Backers only receive 1 BLACK + 1 WHITE + 1 RED + 1 GREEN + 2 HOT PINK= 6 SoundBenderTM amplifiers total. (Limited)
$60.00- HOT,HOT,HOT PINK!- International Backers only receive 1 BLACK + 1 WHITE + 1 RED + 1 GREEN + 2 HOT PINK= 6 SoundBenderTM amplifiers total. (Limited)
$75.00- INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY- 5 Black AND 5 White SoundBenderTM.
$80.00- FUNDING SPECIAL- INTERNATIONAL KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ADD ON PACK- International Backers only receive 5 BLACK AND 5 WHITE AND 2 LTD KICKSTARTER GREEN SoundBenderTM. (Limited)
$100.00- US AND INTL BENDER BACKERS UNITE under all the colors of SoundBender™ amplifier! You will receive 2 BLACK + 2 WHITE + 2 RED + 2 GREEN + 2 HOT PINK a personalized and signed copy of my children’s book “The Moon The Sun and a Hot Dog Bun” (26p. full color hard covered) + you will receive the e-book version (when published later in 2012)
$130.00- RETAIL STARTER KIT- 10 Black AND 10 White SoundBenders
$150.00- US AND INTL BENDER BACKERS DOUBLE UP under all the colors of SoundBender™ amplifier! You will receive 4 BLACK + 4 WHITE + 4 RED + 4 GREEN + 4 HOT PINK, 2 personalized and signed copy of my children’s book “The Moon The Sun and a Hot Dog Bun” (26p. full color hard covered) + you will receive 2 e-book versions (when published later in 2012)
$600.00- PREMIUM RETAIL KIT- 50 Black AND 50 White SoundBenders
Bender Backer Bonus Reward Offers! aka DEALS!
- All Bender Backers through Friday July 27, 2012 will receive + 1 bonus RED SoundBenderTM amplifier added to their existing reward. EARNED!
- "Yay we're funded!" Limited Kickstarter Green SoundBenderTM amplifier reward offers added. Expires Monday August 6, 2012 or when SOLD OUT
- 500 Bender Backers Reached! Introduction of our new HOT PINK SoundBenderTM! 2 New rewards introduced for you to get your hands on this HOT color! (Limited Quantities Available)
- Watch Moshe Weiss - Inventor describe and demonstrate SoundBender!
- Watch Video of SoundBender vs. Brain Surge Upside Down Ride! Stays on!
- As an added "cool" feature SoundBender with SimplyAmazinc Magnetic Smart Technology will put your iPad into sleep mode when placed in the area where the volume controller is. Pretty convenient when you want to pause a movie with one quick move! Watch video of how SoundBender puts iPad to sleep... Just like the Apple SmartCover!
- Watch FaceTime Video Interview with Robert Clarke
SoundBenderTM and "Reflect Your Sound to the Max" are trademarks of Simply Amazinc, LLC Minneapolis, MN.
iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Cupertino, CA. no endorsement inferred
Back Us In A Snap!
When the project ends on Aug. 18th you will receive a "survey" from me. In that your shipping info, etc. will be requested and once I get the survey back your Reward will ship! My goal is to have it all done within 1 week of receiving the survey and info from all of my backers! A Kickstarter record I hope!!!! Thanks again! Moshe
Yes! SB 2.0 will work with both the 2nd and 3rd generation iPad! With version 2.0 you have the ability to FLIP the magnet to your specific iPad polarity. (sounds complicated maybe but I'll include simple instructions) thanks!
Great question. To put it simply. New iPad... New SoundBender design... New Kickstarter project! The new iPad presented an issue with the speaker magnets being randomly places with random magnetic polarity. Being that Soundender rellies on those magnets to stay on tight and reflect the most sound I needed to find a way to make it work! With the great team at Vista Tech we figured it out and "tweaked" the design to allow you the option of flipping and reinserting the magnet to your specific iPad. Again, New iPad... New SoundBender design... New Kickstarter project! In addition I am working on retail packaging and could use the support in that area! Thanks for backing SoundBender!
YES! SoundBender was redesigned to work on both the 2nd and 3rd generation iPad! The design tweak allows you the option of flipping the magnet so it will attract to your specific magnetic pole! Thanks for backing SoundBender!!
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