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BonePhonez

Project 2015-10-29 19:27:58 +1300

 

This Crowdfunding project is to raise funds for a pre-production trial run of bone conduction headphones. We’re calling them BonePhonez™. As you’ll read below, they work by transmitting sound through your cheekbones.

BonePhonez

 

Your reward for supporting our product development is your very own pre-production BonePhonez™ headset!

WAIT! This isn’t new, is it? Well, yes it is. Others you can get in NZ have a cord to get in the way – they don’t connect via Bluetooth – and can’t be used for phone calls. BONEPHONES™ CAN!

What are BonePhonez™?
With “Open Ear” technology, BonePhonez are safer to use than traditional earphones or earbuds, because they leave your ears open to the sound of traffic, dogs, sirens, or any other street hazards that cyclists and joggers face.

 

Cyclist with BonePhonez

Of course they look darn good, but they’re practical, too.

BonePhonez™ connect via Bluetooth 4.0 to your Smartphone so you can listen to your music while you drive, walk, cycle, jog, exercise, or whatever. But you can also use them for phone calls, because a microphone is hidden in the frame.

In fact, you can connect TWO phones - work and private - and talk (or listen to music) for up to 6 hours!           

Bone Conduction Technology
Try this: put your fingers tightly in your ears so you can’t hear a thing, then hum a tune. How come you can hear your voice? It’s because the bones of your skull transmit sound waves to your aural nerve.

(Here’s a trivia fact – it’s how Beethoven continued composing after he went deaf: he gripped a stick between his teeth and held the other end against the piano, so he could still hear the music!)

BonePhonez physiology

BonePhonez™ are SAFE, too. The “Open Ear” technology means there’s nothing in, or over, your ear to prevent you hearing the sounds of the outside world.

There’s another reason why these are safer than traditional choices – it avoids the hearing damage you risk when using traditional earbuds and headphones at high volume.

The Budget
We’ve scheduled the production of a trial shipment to prove the concept. For this we need to raise $2,800 (incl PledgeMe fees) so we’re going to offer just 25 BonePhonez™ headsets as rewards for pledges of $115 for this project. (Retail price of the BonePhonez™ will be $189 incl GST when they launch, next year.)

HOWEVER, if we reach the target early then we’ll accept all other pledges received before the project closes, at a supporter price of $129 each or $240 for two pairs.

Timeline
Crowdfunding                05 November – 04 December
Production                     11 December – 18 December
Shipping                        21 December – 26 December

So there’s an outside chance you might get them in time for Christmas, if you want to give something wild and different as a gift. (But it’s probably best to count on them for a big start to 2016.)

The BonePhonez™ Team
Our team has been involved in importing foodstuffs and household products, so we know how to deal with offshore suppliers and manage shipments, etc.

Your Rewards
This is also a chance for us to test the colour preferences: choose from black, white, green, yellow, blue, or red. We'll contact you after the project closes successfully, to ask your colour preference. (For example, if you order the Supporter Double Deal you might want one set in blue and the other in yellow.)

BonePhonez Colours

Your reward for supporting the project is your very own pre-production BonePhonez™ headset!

Super Early-Bird:  $115 per set    (25 Available)
Supporter Special: $129 per set   (unlimited)
Supporter Double Deal: $240 for two sets (unlimited)

Here's what you get:

  • BonePhonez™ Headset in a presentation box
  • USB charging cable
  • User manual
  • Foam earplugs (in case you DON'T want to hear the outside world!)

Specification:
Speaker sensitivity: 100dB + 3dB
Frequency response: 100Hz - 20KHz
Microphone: -41dB + 3dB
Bluetooth chipset: ISSC1681s (v 3.0)
Effective Range: 10m
Playing time: 6 hours approx.
Charging time: 2 hours approx.

 

 

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MikeyPledgeMe Staff
2015-12-01 15:12:28 +1300

"Every set of exercise headphones/earbuds I've ever tried are total crap - these look like they could be superb. Let's find out!"

Jane Thompson
2015-11-21 08:10:10 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-11-11 14:45:00 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-11-09 13:02:39 +1300

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BonePhonez

Project 2015-10-29 19:27:58 +1300

 

This Crowdfunding project is to raise funds for a pre-production trial run of bone conduction headphones. We’re calling them BonePhonez™. As you’ll read below, they work by transmitting sound through your cheekbones.

BonePhonez

 

Your reward for supporting our product development is your very own pre-production BonePhonez™ headset!

WAIT! This isn’t new, is it? Well, yes it is. Others you can get in NZ have a cord to get in the way – they don’t connect via Bluetooth – and can’t be used for phone calls. BONEPHONES™ CAN!

What are BonePhonez™?
With “Open Ear” technology, BonePhonez are safer to use than traditional earphones or earbuds, because they leave your ears open to the sound of traffic, dogs, sirens, or any other street hazards that cyclists and joggers face.

 

Cyclist with BonePhonez

Of course they look darn good, but they’re practical, too.

BonePhonez™ connect via Bluetooth 4.0 to your Smartphone so you can listen to your music while you drive, walk, cycle, jog, exercise, or whatever. But you can also use them for phone calls, because a microphone is hidden in the frame.

In fact, you can connect TWO phones - work and private - and talk (or listen to music) for up to 6 hours!           

Bone Conduction Technology
Try this: put your fingers tightly in your ears so you can’t hear a thing, then hum a tune. How come you can hear your voice? It’s because the bones of your skull transmit sound waves to your aural nerve.

(Here’s a trivia fact – it’s how Beethoven continued composing after he went deaf: he gripped a stick between his teeth and held the other end against the piano, so he could still hear the music!)

BonePhonez physiology

BonePhonez™ are SAFE, too. The “Open Ear” technology means there’s nothing in, or over, your ear to prevent you hearing the sounds of the outside world.

There’s another reason why these are safer than traditional choices – it avoids the hearing damage you risk when using traditional earbuds and headphones at high volume.

The Budget
We’ve scheduled the production of a trial shipment to prove the concept. For this we need to raise $2,800 (incl PledgeMe fees) so we’re going to offer just 25 BonePhonez™ headsets as rewards for pledges of $115 for this project. (Retail price of the BonePhonez™ will be $189 incl GST when they launch, next year.)

HOWEVER, if we reach the target early then we’ll accept all other pledges received before the project closes, at a supporter price of $129 each or $240 for two pairs.

Timeline
Crowdfunding                05 November – 04 December
Production                     11 December – 18 December
Shipping                        21 December – 26 December

So there’s an outside chance you might get them in time for Christmas, if you want to give something wild and different as a gift. (But it’s probably best to count on them for a big start to 2016.)

The BonePhonez™ Team
Our team has been involved in importing foodstuffs and household products, so we know how to deal with offshore suppliers and manage shipments, etc.

Your Rewards
This is also a chance for us to test the colour preferences: choose from black, white, green, yellow, blue, or red. We'll contact you after the project closes successfully, to ask your colour preference. (For example, if you order the Supporter Double Deal you might want one set in blue and the other in yellow.)

BonePhonez Colours

Your reward for supporting the project is your very own pre-production BonePhonez™ headset!

Super Early-Bird:  $115 per set    (25 Available)
Supporter Special: $129 per set   (unlimited)
Supporter Double Deal: $240 for two sets (unlimited)

Here's what you get:

  • BonePhonez™ Headset in a presentation box
  • USB charging cable
  • User manual
  • Foam earplugs (in case you DON'T want to hear the outside world!)

Specification:
Speaker sensitivity: 100dB + 3dB
Frequency response: 100Hz - 20KHz
Microphone: -41dB + 3dB
Bluetooth chipset: ISSC1681s (v 3.0)
Effective Range: 10m
Playing time: 6 hours approx.
Charging time: 2 hours approx.

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

MikeyPledgeMe Staff
2015-12-01 15:12:28 +1300

"Every set of exercise headphones/earbuds I've ever tried are total crap - these look like they could be superb. Let's find out!"

Jane Thompson
2015-11-21 08:10:10 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-11-11 14:45:00 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-11-09 13:02:39 +1300

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 04/12/2015 at 4:00 PM.