San Francisco resident Peter Riering-Czekalla launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday (July 16) for its new handheld, super-high performance Bluetooth speaker, the NudeAudio Super-M. The device is waterproof, sandproof, and fits in jeans pockets. Within the first 24 hours, the campaign smashed its initial $75,000 and raised $133,166 from 1,493 backers.
NudeAudio Super-M is about the size of a SOL Republic x Motorola’s Deck speaker but sounds about 5x times better and is half the price. Revealing the back story of the project, the NudeAudio Super-M team wrote, “It all started in 2013 when a designer from San Francisco teamed up with a group of acoustic experts and manufacturing veterans, with the vision of creating a line of portable speakers that would challenge the trend of a booming Bluetooth speaker market that packed lots of features into products, but lacked focus on acoustic performance.”
“We launched NudeAudio last summer with a line of fashion forward portable speakers in three sizes. L for around the house, M to grab and take to the park and S to leave attached to your snowboard jacket or backpack.”
The team also noted the “grab-to-go” size of M proved to be by far the most popular. They decided to explore how far they could take the acoustics in the M size. The device comes with the following:
- 4 full-range, high-performance neodymium drivers that are tightly packed on both sides, with each pair complemented by a passive radiator.
- Highly efficient amplifiers and a powerful Lithium-ion battery along with a state-of-the-art Bluetooth 4.0 chipset that ensure the best signal and efficient battery use.
- Pumps out incredible, 360º sound and keep the party going for 8-hours straight, all from a package that fits in the user’s jeans pocket.
Explaining the rewards, the team stated, “At NudeAudio we are passionate about our fair price policy, so we’re offering a wide-range of rewards where no backer will pay more than $99 – delivered – for a Super-M on Kickstarter, wherever you come from, and whichever color or collaboration you select.”
“We are also offering early bird rewards with further savings, and making these available in limited numbers, again to backers worldwide.”
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