Vers Incorporated, the makers of hand-crafted wood sound system and casing, reported that its tiny but powerful Bluetooth sound system 1Q has already exceeded its initial funding goal on Kickstarter and is planning to ship the product this fall.
Vers received a great feedback from Kickstarter community, surpassing their financial expectation by 10 times.
“The response to the 1Q on Kickstarter has been simply amazing, and has exceeded our expectations 10X. We’ve also gotten a lot of feedback for our approach from the Kickstarter community, a great co-development experience for everyone at Vers!” said 1Q designer and Vers founder David Laituri.
Neatly enclosed in a 3” wood cube, the 1Q connects to any mobile devices through Bluetooth v2.1 and has a simple Bluetooth pairing that remembers up to 10 devices. The small speaker has a 30-foot range and a rechargeable battery that lasts for more than 10 hours. The 1Q also features built-in auto switching capability – from mono to stereo – and creates a micro stereo when the units are linked.
Vers Inc. has also taken a pro-active business approach by teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forestry Service, committing itself to plant 100 trees for each one used in production.
The 1Q will be available this fall at selected retail stores for $119. It comes with three wood finishes: Bamboo, Walnut, and a Kickstarter edition Red Beech.
VERS, INC REVEALS THE 1Q, A HAND-CRAFTED WOOD BLUETOOTH SOUND SYSTEM
Compact, powerful speaker delivers warm, natural sound from any mobile device; successfully funded on Kickstarter
Saxonville, Mass. – August 7, 2012 – Vers, Inc., a creator of compact, hand-crafted wood sound systems and mobile accessories, is excited to announce the 1Q, a Bluetooth sound system that can fit in the palm of your hand. It has dramatically surpassed its initial funding goal on Kickstarter, and will begin shipping this Fall.
“The response to the 1Q on Kickstarter has been simply amazing, and has exceeded our expectations 10X,” says David Laituri, founder of Vers and 1Q designer. “We’ve also gotten a lot of feedback for our approach from the Kickstarter community, a great co-development experience for everyone at Vers!”
The 1Q is wrapped in a 3” wood cube, and connects to any mobile device (smart phones, tablets, laptops and more) through Bluetooth v2.1. It’s the perfect, portable speaker system for anyone who wants to bring along their favorite music. The sound reproduction of wood is unmatched, as it provides a natural warmth.
The 1Q has a 30-foot range, and a rechargeable battery that lasts over 10 hours. The 1Q also has a built-in auto switching capability to convert from mono to stereo when two units are linked to create a micro stereo.
For each tree used in production, 100 are replanted through Vers’ partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forestry Service. “We’re excited to be able to go beyond simply achieving sustainability with 1Q, to helping restore the environment where it’s needed the most,” says Laituri.
The Vers 1Q comes in Walnut, Bamboo, and a limited Kickstarter red Beech edition. It will retail for $119.99. You can see a full list of pledge options by checking out the 1Q Kickstarter page.