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DropShades: Sound Reactive Technology

A project in Fort Worth, TX by DropShades

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We are on a mission to fashionably synthesize light & sound. DropShades is the first fruit of that labor. Join our revolution!
Backers: 1813
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $78,128 of $15,000
Dates: May 27th -> Jul 1st (36 days)
Project By: DropShades
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Latest News

TCU students have bright future with high-tech party glasses

July 7th - via:
FORT WORTH, TX - Three TCU entrepreneurs hoped to raise $15,000 to start manufacturing their high-tech party glasses through Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website for donors to chip in to help launch upstarts. It took six days to blow past that goal. And by the time the Kickstarter campaign ended at midnight July 1, 1,813 investors had pledged $78,128 to help the team make their prototypes a reality. (Read More)

Coordinated Facebook Blitz - 6pm Any Time Zone

June 30th - via:
So, here we are -the final 10 hours to go. The rechargeable battery stretch goal is within our sight! We only have $6,618 left to raise.  At his point, what we really need are more backers. We need to collectively find 220 more people to preorder a... (Read More)

Final Stretch. This is it.

June 29th - via:
We're Not Done Yet. The Clock Still Has 24 Hours On It. This Stretch Goal was something that you asked for. We worked diligently with our engineers and manufacturers to get this feature included in our design. We want it to happen just as much as... (Read More)

We're Almost There

June 28th - via:
Only 2 Days Left to back DropShadesWe want to sincerely thank all 1,598 of you that came out to back our project this month. It's been an incredible experience for all of us. We are in the final stretch and only need to raise $13,869 more in order... (Read More)

Only 3 Days Left. All DropShades Upgraded with Free Sticker!

June 26th - via:
Only 3 Days Left to get to our $80,000 Stretch GoalThanks for the amazing support over the last few days. We are still a little bit shy of our $80,000 stretch goal to add in a rechargeable battery and a charging cord to the project. Please consider... (Read More)

Only 5 Days Left! LET'S GO!

June 25th - via:
Stretch Goal: We currently only have 5 days left in the DropShades campaign. Our stretch goal for the Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery is $80,000. We are only $22,119 away from making this happen.  Simple MathCurrently, there are 1,447 of... (Read More)

$50,000 Stretch Goal: Unlocked. Upgrade Now!

June 21st - via:
Congrats Everyone!We did it! All backers receiving a pair of DropShades will have the option to choose between a pair of black frames, white frames, or glow in the dark frames. For all of you wondering how you can choose your frame color: BE... (Read More)

[Press Release] DropShades Team Making Final Push During Last Stretch of Kickstarter Project by Showcasing Their Rave Glasses at EDC Vegas

June 20th - via:
With the end of the DropShades Kickstarter campaign just around the corner on July 1st, the team is stepping up its game and encouraging supporters to help them push through to that $80,000 stretch goal. (Read More)

Crowd Collaboration Leads To New Stretch Goal For DropShades

June 16th - via:
DropShades are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The shutter-style sunglasses were designed to react to the music playing around them. It appears that backer comments have actually driven the team behind DropShades to consider a new stretch goal. (Read More)

$40,000 Stretch Goal: Unlocked

June 13th - via:
White Frames Now Available!We are thrilled to announce that DropShades will now be available in White Frames! Congrats for making the stretch goal happen! For all of you wondering how you can choose your frame color: BE PATIENT. As soon as the... (Read More)

Wearable Tech Start-Up DropShades Announces Major Kickstarter Stretch Goal Inspired by Backers

June 13th - via:
EDM fashion accessory designers take a cue from the needs of the community as the Kickstarter project moves forward. (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: DropShades Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery + Cord

June 11th - via:
We are very excited to announce this new stretch goal. If we can make it to $80,000 the entire DropShades line will be upgraded to a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery and will come with a mini USB to USB cable for recharging. It will also include a... (Read More)

Stunna Shades With LED Lights Groove to the Music

June 11th - via:
Listen up, party people: Get ready to ditch your old stunna shades and slap on a pair of high-tech upgrades. A Texas-based Kickstarter campaign is promoting DropShades, audio-responsive glasses that dance to the beat of music via sound-reactive technology. The rave accessories tap a tiny microphone connected to a signal processor to translate incoming sounds across six horizontal bars and LED lights. (Read More)

Stretch Goal Bonus Update!

June 10th - via:
40k Just Got an Upgrade!Once we reach $40,000 stretch goal, we will unlock a new reward tier: DropShades Black + White. This reward tier will allow you to pick up a pair of white frames and a pair of black frames. As each stretch goal is unlocked,... (Read More)

These LED 'Kanye' Shades Bounce to the Beat

June 8th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign is taking stunna shades to the next level. DropShades add sound-sensitive LEDs to the rave accessory, so when the beat drops, your glasses light up. The project has already surpassed its funding goal. (Read More)

You did it! Stretch Goal #1 unlocked!

June 7th - via:
Great Progress! The campaign is currently sitting at $27,089 from 700 backers. We can't thank you enough! A special thanks to all of our backers who have taken the the time to share our project with their friends. Your referrals are DRIVING this... (Read More)

DropShades: Next Generation Audio Driven LED Party Glasses

June 7th - via:
Technology can be used for a lot of different things. It’s often times used to optimize gadgets, which make our lives a little bit better, or even worse. But there is another side to technology that we don’t get to see very often these days. I am talking about the fun devices, solely created for no other reason than to fill our lives with awesomeness. These next generation shutter shades are a great example of that. These audio driven LED party glasses could light up the club scene soon. (Read More)

DropShades: Sound Reactive Technology

June 7th - via:
Check out this pair of groovy glasses called Dropshades.  It’s not exactly Google Glass, but it’s sure to make heads turn in the night club. (Read More)

4 Kickstarter Projects You Wish You’d Thought Of

June 5th - via:
The Kickstarter technology projects we’re featuring this week are especially innovative and fun and they are already creating quite a buzz. From dancing light shades to an amazing infrared plant camera, be prepared for the urge to invest in these products right away. (Read More)

You're Invited: DropShades Prototype Party - Kansas

June 4th - via:
DropShades Prototype Party - Kansas CityOn June 4th, 2013 DropShades founder Harrison Herndon will make a stop by the Sol Cantina (408 E 31st St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108) from 9pm -  2am. Join the Facebook Event for more details! You will be... (Read More)

Sound-Reactive Sunglasses - Kick Things Up a Notch at the Club When You Wear DropShades (VIDEO)

June 4th - via:
When it gets too dark in the club, brighten things up by putting on the DropShades sunglasses. That's right, these are sunglasses that actually lighten up the room with a display of glow-in-the-dark lights that come in an array of dazzling colors. The real highlight of these neon raver shades is that they actually react to the sound of the music that's playing, acting as a fashionable audio response device that you can wear. These sunglasses are going to be a huge hit at any party, and they are a must-have for all of the summer music festivals, raves, concerts and any fun club events where the music is loud and the lights are dim. (Read More)

DropShades Announces New Stretch Goal Rewards After Rapid Kickstarter Funding

June 3rd - via:
In less than a week, the DropShades team has met their Kickstarter funding goal of $15,000 with 366 backers. The public response to the group's sound-reactive fashion glasses has been overwhelming, with funds continuing to pour in at a rapid rate. As James Christy at Technology Tell put it, "Kanye's shutter shades can go suck an egg; DropShades are where it is incontrovertibly at, forthwith." (Read More)

First Three Stretch Goals Unlocked

June 2nd - via:
We just unlocked the first three Stretch Goals for DropShades! Even though we reached our initial manufacturing goal, we have lots more planned! We're excited to announce these additions to enhance the reward offerings. DropShades Protection... (Read More)

T-Shirt Design Voting- Results

June 2nd - via:
We have two winners!As promised, we cut off voting for the T-Shirt design contest after we reached our goal. A special thanks to everyone who voted. The two winners were DropShades Face Edition designed by Matt Johnson and the The DropShades D.J.... (Read More)

DropShades Sound-Reactive Glasses

June 1st - via:
Alerting all fly ladies and dandy gentlemen: looking for a new accessory to bring to the club that says, “I’m from the future” but also, “I am now visually responding to this bass drop” at the same time? Look no further than DropShades, the digital sound-reactive glasses now available on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Roundup: June

June 1st - via:
You may have seen a T-shirt that has sound reactive technology, pulsing and flashing light in time to whatever soundtrack happens to be playing. They’re a little gaudy and pretty novel, but the DropShades are re-applying the T-shirt concept into a pair of Kanye-style shades that react to the music around you. Sure, they may be a little cheesy, but a party beast like you probably doesn’t give a damn. (Read More)

DropShades T-Shirt Design Voting - Let Your Voice Be Heard

May 31st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

TCU students create sound reactive sunglasses

May 30th - via:
A group of TCU students created Drop Shades, sound reactive sunglasses that dance to the beat of music. “The sunglasses use a combination of sound reactive technology and electroluminescent wire that cascade up and down depending on the beat,” junior political science major Harrison Herndon said. (Read More)

Announcing Reduced Shipping to Canada

May 29th - via:
You asked. We listened. We received a few requests to look into reducing the cost of shipping for Canada. We are excited to announce a new reward tier: DROPSHADES - CANADA.  Backers at this level will receive a pair of DropShades. You will also get... (Read More)

46% in 46 Hours!

May 27th - via:
Words Cannot excited we are! Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!!! were approached by TONS of people today and everyone is super excited to get a pair of DropShades. Incredible momentum for Day 2, let's keep it up! Keep the Comments... (Read More)

Share DropShades

May 27th - via:
Awesome Launch!A little over 18 hours into the campaign and we are off to a great start! 65 backers have pledged and we already about 18% funded. We are blown away with the overwhelming support we are receiving from everyone. All that said, we... (Read More)

DropShades are Audio Sensitive Glasses That Let You Party Harder

May 27th - via:
Back in the halcyon days of the 1980s, there was one man whose future was so bright that he had to wear shades. There was another man who, contrary to the popular habits of that faraway time, wore his sunglasses at night. Now, thanks to the magic of wearable technology, these two men have merged together into some kind of awesome pair of tech-heavy sunglasses. Introducing the mystically fabulous DropShades. (Read More)

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