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Elroy - Bluetooth Earbuds w/ Magnetic Docking. Made in USA.

A project in Berkeley, CA by Elroy Project

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Disentangle from the cumbersome earbud cord; add new functionality to your digital lifestyle. New from Timbuk2 founder, Rob Honeycutt.
Backers: 1542
Average Pledge Per Backer: $94

Funded: $144,364 of $30,000
Dates: Mar 18th -> Apr 17th (30 days)
Project By: Elroy Project
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Latest News

Elroy, Monday Update: 2 Days To Go

April 13th - via:
The best way you can help us get to $150kThis is where the power of social media comes into play.  If I can get each of you to take just 2 minutes of your day to share Elroy on Facebook, Twitter and any other social media you like, the impact can be... (Read More)

Coming down to the end soon.

April 10th - via:
Still gonna make the stretch goal, with your help!I've watched a lot of Kickstarter projects and the week before the end is always the doldrums.  Then right at the end there's a mad rush.  I'm sure we're still going to beat our $150k stretch goal... (Read More)

First round earbuds

April 9th - via:
My buddy Joe is on it and working.  Check out these first iterations. Note:  Cord and jack not shown in these illustrations. Let us know what you think.  (Read More)

Monday Update

April 8th - via:
First $1000 backer!I want to send a shout out to Remy Lee for becoming our first $1000 backer.  Remy says she's very excited about designing her own Elroy faceplate and she's especially excited about our product launch party later in the summer.... (Read More)

Help us create an Elroy tagline.

April 4th - via:
Every great company has a great tag line and we don't have one yet. So, we thought we'd take the opportunity to turn this into a fun game to help generate some traction on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Just wander over to our Facebook page and... (Read More)

Blasted through our $100K stretch goal!

April 2nd - via:
Many thanks to all our backers!  It's a great feeling to know that all our work to pull together a compelling product is striking a chord with customers.   I know everyone is waiting to see what our custom Elroy earbuds are going to look like.  (I... (Read More)

New packaging concepts

April 2nd - via:
Brook Banham is hard at work creating more packaging concepts.  (Man, I love this guy's work.)  Please let us know what you think about these latest ideas.   Also, everyone should check out another Kickstarter project that Brook is involved with... (Read More)

Shake Test

April 1st - via:
I just got a great question from a backer named Matt asking how well the earbuds hold on when the Elroy is shaken.  So, I did a quick "shake test" just to find out for myself. Here's the result....  (Read More)

Monday Update

April 1st - via:
I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday. First, I want to announce that we've engaged Command Partners as our marketing firm for the final two weeks of this Kickstarter. CP has helped several other prominent KS campaigns, like: The COOKOO Watch,... (Read More)

Early retail packaging concepts

March 29th - via:
As we head off into the Easter weekend I wanted to share some early concepts for our retail packaging with everyone.  Brook Banham from Middlecott Design is hammering on some ideas for us and should have more concepts on the way. I thought it would... (Read More)

Elroy: 1000 Backers!

March 26th - via:
Wanted to send out a special thanks to Mark Tuart for being our 1000th backer.   With over $88,000 in pledges we're also creeping up on our first stretch goal of $100,000.  We have some new press hitting, I believe, tomorrow that will likely... (Read More)

Monday Update

March 23rd - via:
As promised, here is our first Monday update.  I'll be putting out an update every Monday until we ship our Kickstarter rewards.   Earbud design work start With only $15k until we meet our stretch goal of $100k, we're already embarking on our own... (Read More)

Elroy Bluetooth Earbuds With Magnetic Dock Hit Kickstarter (video)

March 20th - via:
Elroy Project has this week launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their Elroy Bluetooth Earbuds which have been designed to allow you to rid yourself of the annoying cord that comes attached to most headphones, and earbuds, and replace it with a bluetooth unit that clips to your clothing. (Read More)

Kickstarter Gadgets: Elroy, The New Bluetooth Earbuds With a Clever Twist

March 20th - via:
Yesterday a recent Kickstarter project was defiantly kicked into a starting position, reaching well over its goal of $30,000, Elroy is a new set of Bluetooth headphones that come with a clever twist, the headphones themselves are actually magnetized, which means you can simply store the earbuds away in their own docking mounts either side of Elroy, ad they will be held secure. (Read More)

Bluetooth Earbuds Aim to Eliminate Tangled Cords Forever [video]

March 20th - via:
An annoying drawback of wearing earbuds is getting them tangled up. One company aims to address this problem by removing the lower two-thirds of the cord, and replacing it instead with a Bluetooth unit. The result is Elroy: Bluetooth earbuds that live on "magnetic docking points," where users can store them securely, according to the company's Kickstarter page. (Read More)

Elroy Bluetooth Earbuds: New Features and Release From Kickstarter

March 19th - via:
Designed by Timbuk2′s founder Rob Honeycutt, the Elroy project features smart functions without downplaying style. It upholds a wearable technology and replaces the usual earphones with a shorty cord earbuds measuring 15″ and a bluetooth device that can be clipped to your clothing. Any 3.5mm earphones can be used with the bluetooth clip-on however you’re missing some of its features if you don’t avail the customized earbuds. (Read More)

Elroy – Your Bluetooth Docking Companion

March 19th - via:
Over at Kickstarter the Elroy Project started yesterday and after 8 hours it is already fully funded and going ahead. The cool looking unit not only offers Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity to multiple phones but also offers corded earphones which have a shorter cord to reduce tangling. (Read More)

Elroy Bluetooth Earbuds with Magnetic Docking

March 19th - via:
Smartbuds! Elroy Bluetooth Earbuds with Magnetic Docking connect short-cord earphones to a tiny, clippable Bluetooth unit with docking pads: unstick the buds to answer a phone call or start the music, snap ‘em back to hang up or pause music. With Bluegiga Bluetooth, Elroy can also communicate with up to seven different devices, like your phone, your tablet, your laptop, your smartwatch, your other laptop…you get the picture: always hooked up and hands-free. A 3.5mm jack lets you use the Bluetooth gear with any headset (minus the magnet action, of course). Crowd-funding now on Kickstarter, and pre-ordering for $89. (Read More)


March 18th - via:
$30,000!  Funded in 8 hours!!!I can not say thank you enough times. This is going to be such a fun ride.  I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you!  (Read More)

Elroy is smarter than your average Bluetooth earbuds (video)

March 18th - via:
Tangled earbuds may pass as artwork in Portland(ia), but in real life, they're nothing short of an irritating mess. Fortunately, that's where Bluetooth alternatives come into play, and there's a new set that combines style and intelligent functions. Meet Elroy, the brainchild of Timbuk2's founder, Rob Honeycutt. Elroy took to Kickstarter this morning, and as a nice twist, the setup features magnetic docking mounts that hold your earbuds secure when they're not in use (Read More)

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