I was constantly using the iPhone speakerphone while juggling my kids, their toys, groceries,” says Freeman. “But the speaker just wasn’t loud enough if there was any background noise at all – and there is always background noise when you have kids!
PORTLAND, OR (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
An innovative new iPhone case has been introduced on the Kickstarter.com crowdfunding website. The AudioGlove iPhone case is a polycarbonate protective case that uses patented Natural Sound Amplification™ technology to dramatically increase the iPhone’s volume – by 20% – and improve the performance of its microphone.
The AudioGlove was invented by a busy parent, for busy parents. It solves the problem with the iPhone that busy parents deal with – they want their hands free while making phone calls, but the speakerphone volume and microphone reception is just too low. The AudioGlove is the only protective case that also doubles as an acoustic amplifier for the iPhone.
The AudioGlove’s waveguide chamber slides open to amplify and redirect the iPhone’s sound waves coming both out of its speaker and into its microphone. Now, multi-tasking parents can make hands-free calls – at the office, in the car, in the kitchen, while juggling the kids – without having to worry about sound quality on either end of the line.
Falco Freeman, a Portland entrepreneur and stay-at-home Dad to his two daughters, invented the AudioGlove. “I was constantly using the iPhone speakerphone while juggling my kids, their toys, groceries,” says Freeman. “But the speaker just wasn’t loud enough if there was any background noise at all – and there is always background noise when you have two little kids!”
The AudioGlove alone will retail for $35, but as part of the Kickstarter campaign, backers will receive a case for pledges as low as $20. There is a sliding scale of rewards for pledge amounts – for the full campaign details and video, click here.
“I think we have a game-changing product in the AudioGlove. But it’s tough for the ‘little guy’ to get a foothold in the market. That’s why we think this is a perfect Kickstarter project for parents, where you have people who are passionate about good design, the performance of their gadgets, and want to support small businesses with good ideas.”
The campaign funding goal is to reach $30,000 by September 3rd; if successful, the proceeds will be used to defray the cost of the die-cast mold and final production of the matching AudioGlove solid aluminum stand, as well as the manufacturing cost of new cases.