The rush to miniaturize our electronics seems to have come to a head with a new Kickstarter campaign that launched on Monday. So Special Lab’s Dot Bluetooth in-ears raised over 100% of its goal in just an hour and is at nearly 5 times its target after just two days.
So what’s all the fuss about? Well, the self-proclaimed “world’s smallest Bluetooth headset” have a nearly flush design that comes either as a stereo pair or individual mono that includes Siri and Google Now support. The only thing is, you won’t be listening to these all day.
Coming in at .5 x .8-inches, Dot weighs 3.5 grams and is available in white or black styles. Within that small package is a micro driver, battery, microphone and a speaker. The tiny size is what makes Dot notable, but also puts a damper on battery life. The official campaign page notes 6-9 hours of music listening and talk time can be expected but that is in conjunction with the portable charging case, real estimates seem to be closer to one or two hours.
Dot’s inductive charging system is pretty cool: a slender tube or Y shaped design house a mono or stereo set of buds with a microUSB input on the other end. You’ll first charge the tube, which then powers Dot in about 30 minutes throughout the day when needed. The Bluetooth 4.0 earbuds can handle answering calls and summoning Siri or Google Now with a touch of the outer button.
A single Dot can be purchased if you’re into the classic hands-free look, or a stereo set for a more traditional listening experience. Due to the Kickstarter campaign’s popularity, most early bird pricing options are sold out. Currently, a pledge of $59 will deliver a mono Dot while $79 gets you a stereo set. At this time, Dot has raised $150,000 in two days, delivery is slated for December. While we have seen smaller wireless in-ear designs before, Dot is the first on to get the price down to earth.
Trending: Dot, The World’s Smallest Bluetooth Headset, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal in 1 Hour on Kickstarter!
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Say goodbye to tangled wires and big, bulky headsets. Dot is the world’s smallest Bluetooth earbud (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sospeciallabs/dot-worlds-smallest-bluetooth-headset). It’s so small it virtually disappears in the ear. Weighting in at only 3.5 grams, and smaller than the size of a quarter, Dot is packed with the latest in wireless and audio technology.
From the design and engineering team at So Special Labs, the focus of Dot was in its compact design. By being extremely lightweight and ultra small, users can enjoy crystal clear sound throughout the entire day. Traditional headphone users often complain of fatigue from big, bulky headsets, Dot solves that problem and also comes with different sized silicone earbuds for kids and adults of all ages.
Battery life is impressive with Dot. Included with Dot is a carrying case that doubles as a wireless charger. Just re-insert the earbud into the case for charging on the go. Dot can be fully charged in 30 minutes and the wireless charging case has enough battery life to recharge Dot up to six times.
Dot is simple and intuitive. With a single multi-function button, users can answer phone calls, listen to music and use voice commands. Dot utilizes LED indicator lights for easy pairing and charging functionality – no apps required. Using the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology, Dot can even wirelessly connect with up to 8 Apple, Android and Windows devices. That means Dot is compatible with the Apple iPhone/iPad, Samsung Galaxy/Note and HTC smartphones.
Dot was artfully designed for all of life’s activities, from listening to music and podcasts, to FaceTime and Skype video calling. Dot blends fashion with function. Its minimal design is constructed of lightweight aluminum and durable polycarbonate materials. Dot is available now on Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sospeciallabs/dot-worlds-smallest-bluetooth-headset. Early backers save up to $70. Act now, quantities are limited.
About So Special Labs
So Special Labs is the creator of Dot. Based in Southern California, the team specializes in taking innovative ideas and turning them into beautifully designed products. So Special Labs is a team of entrepreneurs with backgrounds from engineering and design, to crowdfunding and non-profits.
For more information on the Dot created by So Special Labs, please visit the Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sospeciallabs/dot-worlds-smallest-bluetooth-headset) and their website (http://sospeciallabs.com).