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The Link is a small, portable and rechargeable device that converts any wired speaker into a wireless Bluetooth® speaker system. Read more

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The Link is a small, portable and rechargeable device that converts any wired speaker into a wireless Bluetooth® speaker system.

Palo Alto, CA Gadgets
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About this project

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Our mission is to bring the luxury of wireless audio to everyone without the burden of its price. 

The Link is a small, portable and rechargeable device that converts any wired speaker into a wireless Bluetooth® speaker system. Simply plug your audio system's auxiliary cable into the Link, connect your device to the Link wirelessly via Bluetooth, and voila...No more wires.

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Technical Specs*

  • Battery life: upto 25 hours 
  • Charge time: 5 hours 
  • Recyclability: Plastic parts are recyclable. Battery is e-recyclable
  • Range: ~50 feet     
  • Material: PC/ABS

*all specs are accurate estimates - final specs are TBD

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Why buy one now and not wait until the Link is on the market?

The Link's MSRP is $49.95 plus shipping, while on Kickstarter we are offering our early pledgers the Link for just $30 including free shipping, and the later pledgers the unit for $35 including free shipping.

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How is the Link better than its competition?

Almost all other Bluetooth adapters and receivers on the market are big and bulky, and they all have to be connected to a power source (USB or an outlet). The Link, however, is small enough to fit on your keychain and it has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that runs for upto 25 hours on a single charge. The Link's versatility, portability, and sleek design differentiate it from other adapters on the market. 

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Story

We were tired of wires constraining people's ability to listen to music - whether you had to plug your iPod into a speaker system and keep it there, or whether you couldn't move around because your headphones were plugged into your computer. 

There are so many instances where you can get rid of wires with the Link: in your car's audio system, the speakers on your desk at home, your home theatre system, your big speakers, your portable speakers - the list goes on.

For some reason we don’t understand, wireless speakers are 150-400% more expensive than their wired counterparts. So with our mission in mind, our team set out to create a product that would eliminate all wires in your music listening experience. It was after all this frustration that we knew we had to make a product that would eliminate all wires. It would have to make any speaker system wireless—sound systems, computers, and even car stereo systems. 

We knew it would have to be small, portable, sleek, rechargeable, and cost-effective. We knew it would have to be easy to use, and we knew it would have to carry great sound quality.

After many months of designing, prototyping, testing, changing, improving, producing and finalizing - we finally have our market-ready prototype and we’re ready to start cutting some wires.

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Current Prototype and Renderings

Risks and challenges

We currently have a functional prototype, and everything is already lined up with an outsourced production manufacturer known for high quality audio production capabilities.

The only obstacle between us and production is our campaign goal of $50,000 to finance the fixed costs associated with a new production line. We will then need to receive production prototypes, test them, and sample different Bluetooth modules in order to ensure that every backer gets the highest quality wireless audio experience.

$50,000 is a conservative campaign goal, and it leaves excess budget to really refine the product with enough money leftover to manufacture the necessary quantity plus a surplus. We have no doubt that we will get this done - it will be a lot of work and a lot of time but we will fulfill every order before the holiday season.

We'd like to thank everyone in advance for taking a risk by pledging, and believing in us and the product.

Together, we can really revolutionize the way we listen to music.

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    18 backers

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    Enjoy a Vibe tee shirt - just let us know your size!

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    Pledge $30 or more
    About $30 USD

    248 backers Limited (2 left of 250)

    Early Bird Special: Our first 250 backers get one Link unit at an incredible price in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) (Retail: $50)

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

    57 backers

    One Link in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) (Retail: $50)

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    Pledge $65 or more
    About $65 USD

    26 backers

    Two Links in a color of your choice. (Free Shipping) (Retail: $100)

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    Pledge $90 or more
    About $90 USD

    17 backers

    Three Links in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) (Retail: $150)

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    Pledge $140 or more
    About $140 USD

    6 backers

    Five Links in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) (Retail: $250)

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    3 backers

    Ten Links in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) (Retail: $500)

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Ten Links in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) PLUS your name will be placed on our website under "contributors."

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    Ten Links in a color of your choice. (Free shipping) PLUS your name will be placed on our website under "contributors," PLUS you'll be a beta tester who will test out all our prototypes and give us feedback that we will apply before we ship out all our units.

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    About $5,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    You're now a partner - let's talk.

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Funding period

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