About this project
Turtleneck® is a beautiful gadget that makes your earphones tangle free. You don’t have to carry with you any separate devices or buy a new set of earphones. Continue to use the earphones you already have. Make them awesome looking and tangle free. Patent pending.
We became tired of the ever present tangled earphones - in the bag, in the pocket, or as soon as you leave them unwatched. It felt like their life mission was to stall your music experience or delay the call you were going to take.
Carrying around a separate device to solve this, however, only felt like a way to postpone the annoyance and was not an option in our opinion. Yet, that seemed to be the only way to straighten things up.
When we started our journey towards tangle free earphones, we wanted a product that integrated with the earphones we already had and loved - keeping it simple with beautiful colors.
After a long voyage with a lot of prototyping and iterations, we are finally ready to launch what we call Turtleneck® and need your help to set the first order.
The sleeve has been developed in polyester to keep construction of the product strong and to minimise water absorbing. Low water absorption will also prevent the sleeve form gaining uncomfortable weight due to humidity and rain.
Turtleneck® and tool is optimised for earbuds with straight minijack such as Apple and Samsung. Turtleneck work on other earphones as well, however we cannot guarantee this. Please note that mounting on earphone with angled minijack is more challenging than for straight.
The weight of Turtleneck® sleeve it self is less than 9g.
Meet the Turtlenecks and choose your favorite(s)
Project Timeline & Delivery Plan
The people behind Turtleneck®
While you wait - check out our instagram @turtleneck.life for more untangled fun!
Testing of Turtleneck on other earphones
Risks and challenges
Every project will have both risks and challenges. We use a lot of time thinking about scenarios and things that might happen to stay ahead and be able to manage these obstacles. In addition, since we are not doing the production our selves, we have established a good relationship with our supplier. This is important in ensuring delivering on schedule.
Delivery time: In manufacturing, there's always a risk that suppliers do not fulfill orders on time. We're working with a very professional, organized factory that has decades of experience. We trust them to help us coordinate other material suppliers and produce in a timely manner. We've added buffers to the lead times just in case.
We'll update you frequently about our progress, and if there are any blips along the way, we'll let you know!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You will have to choose the 800 kr reward. The first one is redundant, but since it has a backer we cannot remove it. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please change your pledge.
We have started testing, and a list of earphones tested can be found in our Kickstarter campaign. Let us know if there are other earphones you would like us to evaluate.
Duty/VAT charges: If you live outside of the Norway, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges.
Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that we can't put a magic stamp on our packages to help them get through faster.
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