The Zooka sound bar wirelessly connects via Bluetooth to the iPhone, iPad or any other smartphone, tablet or computer to provide better sound. The portable, colorful speaker hugs your device. Two left and right side firing drivers provide stereo sound to boost the audio beyond what small in-board speakers can deliver.
Made from medical-grade durable silicone, Zooka simply slides on and off without scratching your device. Its rechargeable lithium ion batteries support 8 hours of streaming music, movie audio, web and digital content. It also has a 3.5mm audio input so you can continue your listening experience even when Bluetooth is unavailable. Zooka is designed to function with your smart cover, and features a cutout groove that ensures your camera lens is not blocked. The small rounded speaker not only complements the minimalistic design of iOS devices, it also acts as a convenient ergonomic grip for taking devices on the go with outstanding sound in tow.
“Zooka was created with portability and stellar sound in mind,” said Patrick Triato, who contributed to Zooka's development. “It combines the ultimate freedom of wireless high-quality sound with simple, inventive design.” The entrepreneurial team that created the mobile speaker brings together years of experience in audio and product design. Zooka, the first product they developed on their own, has been self-funded until now.
Price and Availability
Zooka is expected to be available Summer 2012 for $99.
Early adopters can support Zooka through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, a collective fundraising site that allows early adopters to fund projects for rewards — successful campaigns have now reached more than $1 million in funding. Zooka offers a limited edition glow-in-the-dark version specially made for contributors who give at least $149. A pledge of $89 gives you the chance to pick the Zooka of your choice from a fresh color palate that includes black, grey, blue, green, or orange.