February 2, 2018
The Nantes-based remanufacturer has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for its customisable OWA speaker and alarm clock.
After making its official debut at the Techshop at Station F in Paris, as well as at the VIA, Paris Design Week and at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the OWA speaker has now appeared on Kickstarter, with ARMOR seeking to raise funds of €750,000 ($936,235).
The speaker is described by the company as the world’s first 3D printed, customisable Bluetooth speaker, created using recycled and recyclable filaments. It features 2 10 watt speakers, a 4.1 Bluetooth connection, high quality sound and is portable, with an autonomy of more than 10 hours.
Its alarm clock feature is currently in the prototyping phase of application.
The customisable speaker comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs and colours, with ARMOR able to print according to consumer specifications.
ARMOR describes its international ambition as being to “work on developing partnerships with the 3D printing network worldwide and reduce carbon emissions by producing on each continent in the future.”
In addition, the company explained that it “fights against planned obsolescence” through the creation of this repairable and dismountable speaker, giving consumers the option to send back their recyclable dome for replacement, in order to “be part of a new circular economy”.
ARMOR also revealed that it has been working on the speaker for over a year, and believes it is “a sustainable alternative” to any Bluetooth speaker. Their goal is for an operational delivery date of December 2018.
To view their Kickstarter campaign click here.
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