A unique Bluetooth speaker and a clever portable stand looking for Kickstarter love

It’s amazing what one can come across of interesting projects when surfing Kickstarter, or when people looking for funding gets in touch to get their projects promoted. This week I’m taking a closer look at two gadget related projects that should speak to Apple fans out there; the Quarterwave bluetooth speaker and the Standie tiny portable phone / tablet stand.

QuarterWave audiophile bluetooth aptX speaker

QuarterWave Bluetooth Transmission Line speaker

I’m a sucker for unique and design led speakers, and the QuarterWave is certainly grabbing my attention. Handcrafter in beautiful wood, using tapered acoustic transmission channel design to a full range sound experience. Think audiophile experience with a striking design that is different than anything I have come across to date. They are using Bluetooth aptX to ensure a stream quality that goes with the features of the speaker itself.

Their enclosure is patent pending and designed to carefully guide the sound waves from the back of the unit, ready to be released towards you. It’s all technical and lovely. In fact, they explain it better than me; “our QuarterWave enclosure is designed to act as an acoustic waveguide delaying the sound waves propagated from the rear of the speakers until the rear sound waves are in phase with the sound waves emitted from the front of the speakers”.

There is something rustic about the QuarterWave that just resonates quality to me. Hoping this one makes its funding target of $50,000. With 18 days to its sitting at $12,000, so if you are interested head over to the Kickstarter project.

Standie portable phone / tablet stand

At the opposite end of the specter when it comes to investment is the Standie, a cleverly designed tiny stand for your iPhone or iPad (it can be used for both). It claims to be the world’s first portable key chain stand for phones and tablets.

Standie modular key chain phone stand Kickstarter

Its modular design means that you don’t have to worry about any tricky removal of keys before using it as a stand. Depending on the package you are looking for, you can even get it including a USB flash drive or with an LED light attachment.

Always great to see people coming up with an idea based on spotting a potential gap in the market. The Standie currently has some ground to cover in the next 19 days to hit its funding target of $21,000, so head over to the Kickstarter page for a closer look.

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2 Responses to "A unique Bluetooth speaker and a clever portable stand looking for Kickstarter love"

  1. SombreroPete says:

    Loving that bluetooth speaker in the mahogany finish!

  2. I appreciate the original coverage on the QuarterWave Bluetooth speaker and I wanted to take the time to let you know that we’ve just re-launched the QuarterWave on Kickstarter at http://kck.st/1swkIVM and well on our way to getting funding this go-around. It would be great if you could post a follow up to this story. Thanks!


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