Kickstarter - SpeakerSlide - iPad and iPhone Accessory

in Mobile Accessories (E)

[] Manlius, New York - We really enjoy our iPads(R) & iPhones(R) and use them all of the time. The speakers on these devices have been designed to direct sound off to the side, which makes listening to videos or music less entertaining. To alleviate this problem, we often found ourselves cupping our hands around the speaker in order to redirect the sound. However, this position becomes uncomfortable after a few minutes and limits how you can hold the iPad/iPhone.

To solve this: the SpeakerSlide(TM) plugs into the iPad or iPhone and redirects sound towards you, the user. The increase in sound is remarkable. Movies, music, games and more come alive and are much more enjoyable.

* Works instantly. Just plug it in
* Listen by yourself, share with others, or fill an entire room with sound
* Notifications are louder (voicemail, text messages, phone calls and more)
* No batteries, cables or connections to fuss with
* iPad model fits the iPad Air(TM), iPad mini(TM) iPad mini (TM) with Retina display
* iPhone model fits the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s
* Apple-esque design, look, and high quality feel
* Fits with practically all cases and covers
* Can be used while charging* or not
* Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A

* To use while charging requires the Apple(R) Lightning(TM) cable supplied with your iPad(R) or iPhone(R)
* Will not work with aftermarket third party Lightning(TM) cables

How it started:
We purchased our first Apple product, the original iPhone, on the day it was released in 2007. Since then we have become big Apple fans, using iPads, laptops, Apple TV, and of course the latest versions of the iPhones.

During the 2013 holiday season we purchased our first iPad, the Air model, and fell in love; using it constantly. While watching movies and video conferencing with friends and family, we would hold the iPad with our hands cupped around the speaker. After a little while our hands would become cramped and sore; ultimately creating an uncomfortable and less enjoyable experience.

We were constantly thinking of creative, new ways to redirect the sound, but also recognized that the solution had to work in any situation a user may encounter. For instance, your iPad may need to be charged while watching a movie. So, we knew in this scenario the SpeakerSlide needed to work while being charged or not, and IT DOES.

The next scenario to consider was using the SpeakerSlide with cases and covers. Again we knew it had had to be designed to fit all of Apple's, and most third-party's cases and covers, and IT DOES. The SpeakerSlide can be adjusted farther away or closer to the speakers, allowing clearance for cases and covers (see FAQ).

Over the past five months we have meticulously reviewed every millimeter of the SpeakerSlide in order to perfect each surface, curve, and line. Our goal was to create an item that feels solid and of high quality. A product that wouldn't interfere with your use, but rather enhance it. We think we've done just that. We designed countless versions of the SpeakerSlide and the finalized prototype far exceeded our expectations.

The SpeakerSlide will have the same appearance and feel Apple users have grown accustom to using. It will be manufactured from polycarbonate plastic and have a highly polished finish. This is the same type of plastic Apple uses for their products: all chargers, iPhone 5c, Time Capsule, Airport series, and many other products.

If you would like to see additional images or videos, please feel free to check out our website. We certainly hope that you find this campaign as exciting as we do. If you have any questions, please just ask. Thanks for your interest and pledges.

DesignRstudio is a small New York based design studio focused solely on creating Apple accessories that are simplistic, highly practical, and look great. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 DesignRstudio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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