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The Zooka Bluetooth Speaker has been created with the portability of a tablet, and high quality sound at the forefront of its design.
Tablets are made to move, adapt, and flow from one use to another, and "docking" a tablet or trying to turn your tablet into a desktop is limiting and counter intuitive.
So instead we designed Zooka to work with your tablet. It goes where you go, functions with your smart cover, and provides you with 5x the sound of your tiny, in-board speakers. Made entirely of silicone its simple to slide on any iPad. Design and Utility Patent Pending.
Zooka wirelessly connects via Bluetooth to the iPhone, iPad or any other smartphone, tablet or computer.
NO BLUETOOTH? NO PROBLEM.
If you don’t have a Bluetooth device, no problem, Zooka has a 3.5mm audio input that allows you to plug-in any device without the Bluetooth function.
IT FITS ON YOUR LAPTOP TOO
The design of the Zooka allows it to also fit perfectly on your laptop screen, enabling you to play high quality audio while surfing the web. And the cutout groove makes sure your camera lens doesn't get covered in the process.
The rechargeable lithium ion batteries support 8+ hours of streaming music, movie audio, web and digital content.
Take Zooka on vacation, to the office, poolside, a picnic, throw it in your back pocket and take it on a hike, take Zooka practically anywhere.
MEDICAL GRADE SILICONE
The Zooka can take a beating. The sleeve is made entirely of medical grade silicone, making it both durable and comfortable to the touch.
The silicone will also not scratch your tablet and will provides an ergonomic and comfortable grip for the lengthy movie or the quick grab and go situation.
As well as being rugged, we've designed Zooka in such a way to allow it to function perfectly without any mechanical or moving parts, thus adding to its portability and the durability of the internal components.
The silicone will also not scratch your tablet and will provide an ergonomic grip for the lengthy movie or the quick grab and go situation.
WHO WE ARE
We are NEW, a design studio in Portland Oregon. We have experience designing quality audio products for large companies for years. One could say that by now that we know what looks good, and sounds even better. With all that knowledge, it's only natural that sometimes we get great ideas of our own, but we just don't have the capital to get them produced.
Zooka is one of those ideas, and we're really excited about it. So excited, that we've put in almost a year of work to get it this far. Now the rest is in your hands.
To date Zooka has been self funded and looking for your help to make the final push into production. Your contribution will help us with development costs and injection moulding tools. Tooling is expensive, and many times factories require a very high MOQ (Minimum Quantity Order) which tends to discorage small budget projects. With your help, we are hoping to surpass those obstacles and get Zooka into your hands.
Our factory is confirmed and on schedule to begin tooling March 1, should the funds be received.
With your help we could put a Zooka in your hands by Summer 2012.
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