BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- With thousands of similar iPod and iPhone speaker docks on the market, the Audman takes a unique approach. As the world's smallest speaker dock with battery charging capabilities, the Audman adds a retro styling to further set it apart.
Accessories for iOS devices have been extremely popular, selling $14 billion in 2011 with the speaker dock category dominating over half this market according to an Apple insider. Growth within this category has been flat due to lack of innovation and a mature product category. The Berkeley, CA team behind the Audman saw an opportunity to change this and make the common speaker dock and charger ultra-portable with a twist. The team hopes to create a fun and distinct brand through the cassette player design elements and integrated mixtape creation App.
The Audman is available for pre-order on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The team needs to raise $42,000 by midnight on New Year's Eve in order to begin production. One of the main appeals apart from the battery and speaker capabilities is the minimal size, much smaller than one would expect from an accessory packed with the electronics of a much larger dock connector. The Audman also extends the interface of the iPod and iPhone through functioning analog style pushbuttons and volume wheel -- retro design elements that are quite useful for the audio experience the Audman is aiming for. The dual headphone jacks are an interesting addition, something rarely seen since Sony's first Walkman in 1979. The device is ideal for outdoor activities such as running and hiking and perfect for bringing music to the beach or streaming Pandora at work. Compared to the combined price of a speaker dock system, battery charger and protective case that could easily set you back over $200, the pre-order price of $125 for the premium Audman looks quite attractive.
The Audman is an innovative and modern speaker dock and battery charger for the iPod and iPhone with interesting retro twist. Pre-order on Kickstarter to be one of the first in the world to have this amazing little device. If you're in the market for a speaker dock, battery charger or protective iPhone case this holiday season, you're going to want to take a look at the Audman Kickstarter project.
The Audman is the first product by Dean Ekkaia and Sean Solberg of Berktronics, LLC. The company, founded this year, is focused on unique and innovative design for consumer electronic accessories.
Link to Audman product page: http://www.audman.co
Link to Berktronics, LLC page: http://www.berktronics.com
Link to Audman Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/875834086/audman-the-battery-charging-boombox-for-your-ipod
SOURCE Berktronics, LLC