Campaign To Fund AudioGlove Launches On Kickstarter
PORTLAND, Ore., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — An innovative new iPhone case has been introduced on the Kickstarter.com crowdfunding website. The AudioGlove iPhone case uses patented Natural Sound Amplification(TM) technology to dramatically increase the iPhone’s volume – by 10-12 decibels – and improves the performance of its microphone. The funding goal is $30,000; if successful, the proceeds will be used to defray the cost of the die-cast mold and final production of the matching AudioGlove solid aluminum stand, as well as the manufacturing cost of new cases.
The AudioGlove is a two-piece polycarbonate protective case that slides open to create an acoustically engineered waveguide chamber. This chamber amplifies and redirects sound waves toward the user, and provides “warmer,” less distorted sound (The AudioGlove was tested independently at Dolby Laboratories, confirming the audio improvements). It also channels the user’s voice into the microphone more efficiently, and blocks background noise and wind. The AudioGlove case also provides superior protection, and comes in many interchangeable colors.
Falco Freeman, a Portland entrepreneur who had sold his last business to be a stay-at-home Dad to his two daughters, invented the AudioGlove. “I was constantly using my iPhone’s speakerphone while juggling my kids, their toys, groceries,” says Freeman. “But the speaker just wasn’t loud enough if there was any background noise at all – and there is always background noise when you have two little kids!”
Freeman has also invented a sleek solid aluminum stand, designed specifically for use with the case. The stand makes using the AudioGloved iPhone even easier and more convenient during conference calls, while typing on a computer, or multi-tasking around the house.
The AudioGlove alone will retail for $35, but as part of the Kickstarter campaign, backers will receive a case and stand for pledges of $45. There is a sliding scale of rewards for pledge amounts – for the full campaign details and video, click here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/audioglove/audioglove-the-best-way-to-amplify-and-protect-you.
“I think we have a game-changing product in the AudioGlove. But it’s tough for the ‘little guy’ to get a foothold in the market. That’s why we think this is a perfect Kickstarter project, where you have people who are passionate about good design, the performance of their gadgets, and want to support small businesses with good ideas.”
The AudioGlove Kickstarter campaign will run for only 40 days from the launch date.