White LEDs are incredibly efficient and we realized we could blend it in with most colors to save power.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
The Firefly Pick creators Peter Holm and Brandon Williams are wrapping up their crowdfunding campaign for an LED flashing guitar pick that creates a rhythmic light show synchronized to music as it is being played. The duo launched their campaign on July 10th, and have currently raised almost $35,000 from supporters who want to see the pick make it to market in return for a Firefly Pick (or four) of their own.
The project reached its goal with over a week left, and if the project raises another $10,000, the team promises to revamp the circuit board one last time to make room for a super high efficiency pure white LED. They’ll still have the red/green/blue LEDs to provide color, but the additional white LED will greatly amplify the maximum brightness. And they’re able to do all of this without a reduction in battery life or increase in size.
“White LEDs are incredibly efficient,” says Firefly Pick co-creator Brandon Williams, “and we realized we could blend it in with most colors to save power.”
The Firefly Pick’s Kickstarter campaign offers a series of compelling rewards to backers which will not be available after August 14th. The Firefly Pick is normally priced at $49, but a few 4-pack and 10-pack bundles are available at a discounted rate of $30 per pick. With four versions and nine colors available, there are dozens of combinations to customize each of the Firefly Picks in a bundle. The highest level of reward is an offer to promote a backer’s personal music or band using the Firefly Pick’s social networks, in addition to 10 Firefly Picks.
Those wishing to take advantage of the project’s exclusive rewards have a variety of options when it comes to their Firefly Pick rewards; backers can choose from the Firefly Pick Original, Duo, Air and Insanity. The Firefly Pick Original flashes quickly and precisely to a wide range of playing motion while ignoring unrelated movements. This version is the most rhythmic option and the most well rounded Firefly Pick. The Firefly Pick Air flashes in response to hand motion as well as playing action, so it works on any body rhythm even without a guitar. This version is fun even for non-guitarists, but is also ideal for slower tempos, drawn out finishes and tracking whammy bar motion. The Firefly Pick Duo flashes one color of the player’s choice on the up stroke, and a different color of the player’s choice on the down stroke. And last is the Firefly Pick Insanity, which flashes one color of the player’s choice on the up stroke, and a random color on each down stroke. All four versions come in any of the nine LED light colors.
To learn more about the Firefly Pick, or help the campaign reach its stretch goal, visit http://bit.ly/FireflyPickKS on or before the crowdfunding campaign ends on August 14th 8:52am EST. Also, be sure to connect with the Firefly Pick on Facebook and Twitter @FireflyPick to stay up to date with the campaign, and learn about any new announcements.
About The Firefly Pick
The Firefly Pick is created by Capacitron, LLC co-founders Brandon Williams and Peter Holm. Capacitron focuses on developing high performance and high quality products that push the boundaries of everyday electronics. Their newest device, the Firefly Pick, is the thinnest rechargeable device in the music world. To learn more about the Firefly Pick, visit the product’s Kickstarter page, and connect on Facebook and Twitter @FireflyPick.