ZUNGLE, Wear the Beats: the World's First Shades that Let Users Listen to Music is Launched as a Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

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Zungle Panther is the audio shades that let users make hand-free phone calls and listen to music while enjoying outdoor activities. It will be launched as a crowdfunding campaign on June 16th via Kickstarter.

Zungle Panther - Model 1

The design of our product is something that we can never give up on. Sunglasses are fashion items that people wear on their faces and they really do care about how they look.

Zungle Panther, the audio shades that let users make hand-free phone calls and listen to music, is launched as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Zungle Panther is designed to solve problems of those who want to listen to music while enjoying outdoor activities. These audio shades are not only aesthetically pleasing just like regular fashion sunglasses, but also carry innovative features such as a bone conduction sound system, a hidden USB port, and a single jog dial button.

“In this generation, people have always wanted to try out wearable devices, but they were always hesitant because of the designs. Everyone wants to use a cool device that’s also convenient but no one wants to look goofy in them,” said Jason Yang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zungle, Inc. “The users can make phone calls or listen to music by pairing Panther with their smartphone through Bluetooth, but these shades will look just the same as regular sunglasses to other people. No one except the user can hear the sounds.”

Using the bone conduction sound system, Zungle Panther can transfer sounds even if the users don’t wear earbuds in their ears. Unlike normal earbuds which transmit vibrations to their eardrums, the bone conduction system transmits vibrations directly to their skull bone so that they can listen to music with their ears completely uncovered.

“The design of our product is something that we can never give up on. Sunglasses are fashion items that people wear on their faces and they really do care about how they look. We solved the design issue by hiding the bone conduction sound system on each end of the legs,” said Chris Hong, Founder and Chief Development Officer. “The USB port is also hidden on the hinge and there is only one jog dial button for every control of the functions.”

Zungle Panther comes handy when the users go for a jog or ride a bike. The users can easily use its intuitive jog dial button even without a manual and it only weighs 45 grams, which is lighter than regular sunglasses. It also lets them listen to music with their ears completely open which is a safer way to be aware of the surroundings and prevent possible accidents.

Zungle Panther does not carry earphones but the sound quality is just as good. According to their sound quality test, there is not much of a difference except for the extreme low and high ends of the audio spectrum. Users seem very satisfied with the sound quality according to the Zungle reaction video they posted.

Zungle Panther is unisex and comes in five colors: black, white, grey, neon green, and neon pink. To satisfy the customers’ needs, Zungle Panther lenses can be replaced with the iconic Oakley Frogskin lenses.

Pre-order of Zungle Panther is available from June 16th to July 17th on Kickstarter. During the Kickstarter campaign the product can be pre-ordered starting at $89, with retail pricing expected to be $149.

For more information, visit Zungle on Kickstarter or at http://www.zungleinc.com.

About Zungle

Zungle, Inc. is a Los Angeles based startup focused on developing wearable devices. The products are designed in Los Angeles, California and manufactured in Seoul, Korea. Zungle Inc., is founded by a group of guys from New York, Los Angeles, and Seoul, who strive to offer wearable devices that you will actually want to wear.

PR Image Source (Google Drive link): https://goo.gl/0PcZse

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Features (expected)

  • Size / Weight: 147x145x52 (mm) / 45g
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
  • Battery: Stand-by time 100 hours / Play time 4 hours / 3.7v 300mAh Lithium Polymer
  • Charging time: Less than 1 hour by Micro USB

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