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VirageBy Virage
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VirageBy Virage
First created
$10,594
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
98
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 19 2016 4:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Amazing stereo

When we use a Bluetooth speaker, we often only hear mono audio. Like the following piece. (Please use your  stereo speakers or headphones to listen)

But what we hear above is not the original sound effect, what we really ought to hear is like the audio below, we can tell the cars sped past from right to left. (Please use your stereo speakers or headphones to listen)

Nowadays, almost all portable Bluetooth speakers on the market are integrated and mono, have you ever imagined enjoying stereo sound with portable Bluetooth speakers at any place?

Let's meet our iPAIR.

When you listen to a concert, you can tell the location and distance of different instruments. When you watch a movie, you can identify the direction of different roles when speaking. When you're playing a game, you can feel the guns exploded orientation. All you need is iPAIR, a True Wireless Stereo speaker.

“True Wireless Stereo” is an advanced technology for high quality and innovative Bluetooth speakers.

Our new wireless speaker sound solution makes you no longer listen to the poor flat sound with Bluetooth speakers, but enjoy the immersive stereo sound and feel personally on the scene!

Conveniently adsorption

The iPAIR had many ingenious design, the double-faced suction cup is the most interesting trick.

Thanks to this smart design the speaker can be easily sticked on any flat surfaces such as tiles, mirrors and windows, etc.

Enjoy music in the shower 

The iPAIR is waterproof with IPX-4 standard to be used while under the shower.   

It can be used in almost any environment and is bursting to entertain you, indoor or outdoor, take it with you wherever you go.

Astonishing sound quality

The core value of iPAIR is the patented acoustic design which is active speaker driver with passive radiator.

It produce amazing low-frequency performance with smaller size.

Answer phone calls while driving

The iPAIR has an integrated microphone. With it, you can answer phone calls while driving (Please observe the local traffic laws.) or you can have a conference call that allows several people to listen in and talk. 

Background noises are suppressed, which is a great benefit to the voice quality.

Stylish appearance

The iPAIR was designed by a prominent Hong Kong industrial designer. 

It is fashionable and elegant and comes in two colors, white or black with red trim.

About us

Developing the iPAIR

This spring, Benjamin was in a business trip, selling a new Bluetooth speaker iFree. In the evening while he was at the hotel, he took out his computer and listened to a live concert with a prototype Bluetooth speaker. Although the speaker sounded good, but it’s just lack of atmosphere. He thought for a while, found the sound was emitted from a single point, with no live stage wide and deep, monotonously. He missed the comfort feeling of enjoying concert with his favorite bookshelf speakers at home. 

Suddenly, an idea came into his mind. What if he could create something and let people who was making a business trip also enjoy the immersive stereo sound and feel personally on the scene? 

With this issue, he contacted his old friends Xiao Ping and Allen Ho, who were working together to develop iFree, a waterproof speaker. They discuss the possibility of directly link two iFree wirelessly to achieve true stereo. 

Later, Allen began to adjust the Bluetooth of iFree, and re-write the circuit program and software.

Project Process

2014: We developed a portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker iFree.

Feb 2015: The idea was born and we started this project.

Mar 2015: We decided to follow the appearance of iFree and started to redesign the circuit program.

Jul 2015: Circuit program completed, we started to optimize the acoustic design.

Sep 2015: Circuit program optimization completed, acoustic tuning completed.

Oct 2015: We decided to try to raise funds on Kickstarter for mold development and material procurement.

Dec 2015: Preparation complete, start fundraising.

Jan 2016: Fundraising success, start developing mold.

Feb 2016: Mold development completes, begin assembly production.

Mar 2016: Complete production, starting shipment.

Risks and challenges

As with all new projects, there are a few risks and challenges involved with the making of the iPAIR. Based on past experience, the risk is very small, mold and production time can be controlled within 90 days. Take a look at the explanations below to get a more detailed idea of what’s involved.

Materials supply delay:
February will be the Chinese New Year holiday, our material suppliers will likely leave early, in order to prevent delays in materials supply, we will advance purchase, leave enough production time.

Production schedule delay:
Due to compact design, some component parts may be difficult to assemble. To avoid this situation when mass production, we will repeat the verification process in trial production, ensuring the smooth mass production assembly. If this happens in the trial production, we will promptly adjust the structure and mold design, we have enough manufacturing experience to solve such problems.

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Funding period

- (30 days)