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Last updated September 6, 2017

Proper Audio 2: The Ultimate Speaker for iPhone

Stunning Minimal Design. Big Sound. Wall Mount or Take on the Go. Works with All Your Devices

Proper Audio 2: The Ultimate Speaker for iPhone

Stunning Minimal Design. Big Sound. Wall Mount or Take on the Go. Works with All Your Devices

$23,132
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
212
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 10 2014 12:14 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 6, 2017

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Portable speakers offer great flexibility, but when speaking to friends and family we discovered that most portable speakers spend the majority of their time used at home or the office.

Larger permanent speakers provide great quality sound, but are a burden to move between rooms, and aren't designed to be used on the go. 

We understand that music lovers want the ability to move quality sound with them. From room to room, their house to a friends’ or even home to office. 

With Proper Audio 2, we want to create a speaker that is truly the best of both worlds.

Elegantly Mount Your Music

Putting your speaker on a wall not only looks insanely cool, but creates a full room sound experience, elevating your speaker to ear level and making the most of your music, whether listening alone or with a room full of friends.

It's Easy to Install and Mount

The Proper Audio 2 mount disks are available in Black or White and install in 2 seconds with simple, residue free 3M adhesive.  Once installed, it's only a quick 'turn a click' to mount or remove.

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It Moves Effortlessly

The slim, low profile mount disks are barely visible, meaning you can feel comfortable sticking one to a wall in every room, and then taking Proper Audio 2 with you, wherever you are at any given time.

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It Can Be Taken Anywhere

Being battery powered and offering a full 8 hours of use on a single charge, it also loves being taken on the go, and is light & durable with a soft rubber base to rest comfortbaly on any surface, anywhere.

It Connects to All Devices

Proper Audio 2 is powered by Bluetooth which allows you to wirelessly connect and play music without cables and without limits. Almost every smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc is equipped with Bluetooth. Universally compatible and works with iOS, Android, Mac OSX, Blackberry, Windows, etc.

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Engineered for Room Filling Sound

Proper Audio 2's high performance acoustic chamber and driver cone design spread the sound evenly throughout the room for a full, 360-degree audio experience. You will enjoy an impressive 85db of rich, well balanced sound.

For PA2, we have also integrated a passive bass driver, which allows us to generate the great deep low end audio of a quality powered woofer, without draining any battery power.

We have been enjoying Proper Audio 2 mounted to our studio walls for the past 3 months, listening to our favorite Spotify playlists all day, everyday. We're so excited about how great it sounds, and, for any Melbourne backers, we invite you to visit our studio anytime to meet the team experience it yourself!

It's Feature Packed

It's the Ultimate iPhone Dock

Proper Audio 2 is also the worlds first magnetic iPhone speaker mount. With simple tap and go iPhone mounting, your speaker becomes the best place to leave your iPhone and enjoy movies, music videos, coverflow, facetime, skype or anything else with great, big sound.  It's a completely new speaker experience that truly integrates your iPhone and takes advantage of your iPhone's beautiful screen.

Four high powered (and electronics-safe) neodymium magnets are hidden beneath the 'M Lock' mount plate at the center of PA2's droplet mesh. Mounting your iPhone is a matter of a simple tap-on/tap-off when used in conjunction with Proper™ M Lock iPhone cases, available for iPhone 4 to 6 Plus.

Here are some great apps that look beautiful and work seamlessly with the Proper Audio + iPhone Mount setup:

It's a Speakerphone

It's not only about great music. Proper Audio 2 also works seamlessly as a hands free Speakerphone. Our onboard noise-cancelling microphone means you're heard clearly on the receiving end, and our superior audio components mean your caller is heard loud and clear.  PA2's speakerphone functionality turns regular phone calls into experiences that feel like the person is right in the room with you.

Your iPhone is already designed to move between music and phone calls seamlessly, and Proper Audio 2 makes that experience bigger and better in every way. When a call comes in, your music fades out and the call can be answered. Done talking? Your music fades back in and picks up right where it left off.

It's Beautifully Minimal 

Much of our design work has centered around squeezing a lot of technology into the simplest of shapes, a circle. With this minimal approach, we are left with only the absolutely necessary details, keeping the focus on one thing - your music. Spheres are also ideal acoustic sound chambers, and the shape plays a big role in helping us deliver beautiful audio in a small, lightweight speaker.

We can’t wait to share this great project with you. By pledging, you get us one step closer to making this product available to iPhone lovers all around the world, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing YOU helped make it happen.

Why we need your help

Several generations of prototypes and more than 12 months of design development has already gone into Proper Audio 2. To start mass production we need to make considerable purchases, including injection moulding tools and electronic components. What you contribution will help us do:

  • $4K, Kickstarter and Amazon Payment Fees
  • $10K, Injection Moulding Tools
  • $12K, Global Bluetooth Certifications and PCB Development
  • $14K, First Production Run

We have seen a lot of Kickstarter projects take months and even years to hit their delivery dates, we have been designing and manufacturing products for over 4 years and have great respect for how long products "really" take to get to market. We have been testing working prototypes for the last few months, they perform exactly as we intend the final units to perform, so we are as ready as our project could be. 

This is our anticipated timeline:

Who is Studio Proper?

We're the 4 year old industrial design studio behind the Proper™ range of iPhone & iPad cases, stands and modular mounts. We're based in Melbourne, Australia and our products currently ship to over 70 countries.

As a team, we believe that music is an experience that goes far beyond what you hear; it's also what you see and what you feel. It's also something we all love sharing with friends and family. How you interact with your music creates the experience that we all strive for in our everyday lives.

How Proper Audio 2 Came About

This product is the result of a previous, paused Kickstarter campaign. We're thankful to the hundreds of Kickstarter pledgers who provided us with such quality feedback the first time around, and voiced their desire for this product to be made. 

We listened, and have spent the last year further developing PA2, focusing on performance, usability, aesthetics and most importantly first class audio quality, combining it all into a single product experience we know you are going to love.

The Team

Taking everything you loved about PA1, and working hard to add the features our backers requested, we went ahead and tweaked the design. The result is Proper Audio 2 - a speaker that does everything you want it to, and much more.

In order to bring Proper Audio 2 to life, we need your support. Not only does this mean pledging for your very own speaker, but also sharing this project with your friends. Something as simple as tweeting about our page or sharing our Facebook page will go a long way to our combined success. So please take a moment and click on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tabs at the top of the page and lets do this together!

Team Studio Proper :-)

Risks and challenges

We know all too well that every pre-production product has inherent risks and challenges, some of them unforeseen.

We've been developing and manufacturing consumer products for close to 4 years and have a deep understand of the entire process. We consider our manufacturing experience to be one of our greatest strengths at Studio Proper. Through selling our current range of products, we have very strong existing manufacturing relationships.

We've spent the last year working hard vetting factories, coordinating assembly of the final product, and cultivating positive, personal relationships with our suppliers (this is really important in China!). We've finalised the product design focusing on manufacturability, developed working prototypes, and with Studio Proper staff on the factory floor we have structured QC for every unit that comes off the production line.

We've learned an immense amount along the way, and we've taken pre-emptive steps that we hope will mean there are no surprises along the way. We've invested a lot of focus pre-Kickstarter, to get to a point where we're confident the product is proven and manufacturable with minimal alterations.

That said, producing anything has challenges. International holidays can often slow down production time and there's always the chance for unforeseen issues, but we're confident that once we begin manufacturing with the funds this campaign raises, we've done the hard work upfront to make sure everything goes smoothly. Past that, already have a proven supply chain that can scale and distribute effectively.

We are very proud of this product, and very dedicated to bringing it to you. Let's make this happen!

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    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    EARLY-BIRD. You'll get Proper Audio 2 Speaker first at 25% off RRP. Comes with Removable Wall Mount Disk, USB charging cable and AUX Cable.

    ADD-ONS: (Please Add $15 for Each iPhone 4,4S,5,5S,5C,6,6P Case, Available in Black and White) (Please Add $10 for Each Additional Mount Disk, Available in Black and White) (Please add $60 for each Speaker Stand)

    (Please add $15 to ship outside US and Australia)

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    PA2 SPEAKER. You'll get Proper Audio 2 Speaker first at 17.5% off RRP. Comes with Removable Wall Mount Disk, USB charging cable and AUX Cable.

    ADD-ONS: (Please Add $15 for Each iPhone 4,4S,5,5S,5C,6,6P Case, Available in Black and White) (Please Add $10 for Each Additional Mount Disk, Available in Black and White) (Please add $60 for each Speaker Stand)

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    Pledge $178 or more About $178

    DOUBLE PLEDGE. You'll get 2 X Proper Audio 2 Speakers. One for You, and One for a Family Member or Friend. At 25% off RRP. Comes with 2 x Removable Wall Mount Disks, 2 x USB Charging Cables and 2 x AUX Cables.

    ADD-ONS: (Please Add $15 for Each iPhone 4,4S,5,5S,5C,6,6P Case, Available in Black and White) (Please Add $10 for Each Additional Mount Disk, Available in Black and White) (Please add $60 for each Speaker Stand)

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