I am excited to announce that, in less than 1 month, we will prelaunch the VK-X on Indiegogo. Today, we wanted to publish a summary of the situation to let you know where we are in the process!
The VK-X, today
We are currently in possession of the first prototype of the VK-X! Having developed the mechanical aspect of the headphones, we are now working on the bluetooth and audio aspects. I am happy to announce that the first tests of our bluetooth model are conclusive in terms of range and the signal strength, and that we are really satisfied with the audio production, even if there are some final details left to finish. Baptiste will discuss these details in length in an upcoming article.
To date, this is the list of the VK-X confirmed features:
- Over-ear design
- Bluetooth 4.2 with Aptx, Aptx HD, SBC, MP3, AAC codecs (see our article dedicated to Bluetooth)
- Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)
- Battery life: a minimum of 12 hours when using the VK-X wireless with the ANC
- USB-C charging
- High-Res listening through the USB-C cable
The VK-X will be produced in a limited series with two different versions: the VK-X Classic (Brown leather, Grey Aluminum) and the VK-X Legacy (Black Leather, Grey Aluminum).
For those who would like a wider range of color options, it will be possible to personalize one’s VK-X amongst a selection of 6 different colored leathers and 6 different color variations of aluminum. In choosing the made-to-order headphones, a color chart of materials will be sent to the client before the completion of the order, and the headphones will be customized upon receipt of the client’s leather and aluminum color preferences.
We have not yet finalized the bill of materials (the detailed list of all the components required for the production of the headphones), which means we are unable to annonce the projected public price of our headphones. Nonetheless, our current estimations for the future public price are between 600 USD and 690 USD, tax included.
Discounts from 20 up to 40 percent will be available throughout the financing our project to aid in the production of the VK-X, while also thanking our clients for their support.
Please find below a timeline presenting both our next development steps and the campaign calendar for the upcoming months.
This weekend, Paul will present our decisions concerning the aluminum part of the made-to-order service.
I am at your disposition to answer your questions 🙂