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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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About this project

The history of spuds™ began early last year, when I became increasingly frustrated with the fact that the ear buds that came with my phone would never stay in my ear when trying to workout or do any other activities, never mind when sitting still. So I bought a new pair of over the ear headphones just to use at the gym, but they did not have the same high quality audio or microphone & they could not control the phone's features. So after looking high and low and exhaustively searching the internet for a solution I decided to take it upon myself to solve this problem and create an accessory that would hold my ear buds securely on my ears! 

 My first few prototypes were created using materials that were too rigid and were not comfortable enough to wear for very long, but they did help to perfect the final shape. After figuring out the shape I found my next prototype material at the hardware store. Using silicone from the tube I was able to experiment with shapes and sizes to develop it for comfort and versatility. Once the prototype was approved we began working with 3D printers to perfect the final shape for mold making.

My first few prototypes were created using materials that were too rigid and were not comfortable enough to wear for very long, but they did help to perfect the final shape. After figuring out the shape I found my next prototype material at the hardware store. Using silicone from the tube I was able to experiment with shapes and sizes to develop it for comfort and versatility. Once the prototype was approved we began working with 3D printers to perfect the final shape for mold making. first few prototypes were created using materials that were too rigid and were not comfortable enough to wear for very long, but they did help to perfect the final shape. After figuring out the shape I found my next prototype material at the hardware store. Using silicone from the tube I was able to experiment with shapes and sizes to develop it for comfort and versatility. Once the prototype was approved we began working with 3D printers to perfect the final shape for mold making. We are raising the money to develop the final mold, color assortment and package design. We have partnered with a development and manufacturing team that has over 30 years industry experience bringing unique products form initial concept to market. 

 

We are so excited to get started and have additional ides for the growth of spuds™ with other versions for specific sport activities coming soon! 

REWARDS! REWARDS! REWARDS! REWARDS! REWARDS! REWARDS!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we are facing is marketing, promotion and getting the word out that spuds™ are available. We are preparing to promote heavily across social media platfoms, networking with bloggers and journalists to encourage them to share with their readers and subscribers. As well as grass root and boots on the ground promotion.

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    One Pair Of SPUDS!

    Be the first of your friends to get a pair of SPUDS- the ultimate accessory for your current pair of ear buds!

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    TWO Pairs of SPUDS!

    When One pair just isn't enough for you! One for the home one for the office! SPUDS- the ultimate accessory for your current pair of ear buds!

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    THREE Pairs Of Spuds!

    When you TWO pairs of SPUDS makes your friend or spouse jealous.. get.. THREE & give one to them! SPUDS- the ultimate accessory for your current pair of ear buds!

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    FOUR Pairs Of Spuds!

    When THREE pairs of SPUDS make you So Happy you just can't stop... buy FOUR & give Spuds to spread the Joy!

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    SIX pairs of Spuds!

    This is cremé de la cremé! The Coup De Grâce! Pledge $50 dollars and you will get SIX pairs of spuds and our eternal gratitude and piles of good Karma!

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