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(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset
(Pre-Order) Unity Headset

(Pre-Order) Unity Headset

Regular price
$489.95
Sale price
$489.95
Tax included.
Quantity must be 1 or more

147sold of 150

98% funded

This product will only be produced if at least 150 units are supported by November 01, 2021 17:48 (Pacific Time (US & Canada))

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(Pre-Order)  This Product Will Be Produced Regardless of Early Stage Funding. 

You may know of this project from our internal name, Super Muffs. Before ordering, take the time to read through this product description.

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Stay Connected

Rethink everything. PPG Smoke’s Unity Headset is the industry-leading pinnacle of active and passive noise canceling for listening to music, taking calls, vLogging, charging your GoPro, phone, or checking in with your local tower, while you fly.

 

Hear What Matters

Paramotors operate between 100 and 140+ decibels. At 80+ decibels, permanent hearing damage can begin to occur. Unity is built on a 6 microphone hybrid active noise canceling array. It's on an existing hardware stack comprised of Bluetooth® and, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio with Qualcomm® cVc™ noise cancellation.

Unity replaces 3M Peltor earmuffs providing up to -36 decibels of combined active and passive noise reduction. It’s entirely self-contained with only a single wire between left and right 45mm drivers.

From well-planned adventures to last-minute solo fly-camps, audio and connectivity, while we fly, is an imperative part of our journey. To date, product solutions have been non-existent or feature devoid and expensive. 


Todays Market

Companies like NVolo, Aviator, Nirvana, and Micro Avionics offer pre-packaged solutions that close some of the feature-gap we look for. Yet, they can cost $1500+ only to utilize $30 hardware from Alibaba.

Ad-hoc builds can cost north of $400. For those of you who have taken the time to build a cobbled together Senna helmet or have purchased an ‘industry-leading’ product in this category, you are well aware, they perform terribly. You can't hear anything and pilots typically defer to wearing earbuds under their ear cups, regardless of their decibel reduction ratings.

Custom builds result in unnecessary work, wasted time, spaghetti helmets, horrible audio quality, and poor peripheral connectivity while remaining feature devoid at the expense of time and money. 

 

Manufacturing

Made on earth. PPG Smoke is owned and mutually financed by Sunrado as a house brand, with domestic P&L management by founder Ryan R. To date, Ryan has delivered over 30 million dollars in consumer packaged goods.

Sunrado is well regarded as one of the few facilities in Shenzhen capable of producing OEM/ODM under one roof. We specialize in consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, FDA medical equipment, and industrial products. Our team consists of 50-80 employees versed in manufacturing, industrial design, prototyping, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and device bring-up. 

Where do we (Sunrado) fall short? (ANC) Active noise canceling… Instead of investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in already existing technology, we have identified and partnered with one of the world's leading providers of ANC technology. We are working in close cooperation to solve acoustic, electronic, mechanical, and embedded software engineering needs. 

Further, AK produces millions of units per year specifically for Emirates airlines and numerous other global brands. Licensing already existing technology and expertise has the obvious advantage of offsetting costs while yielding great products. AK will complete all of our electromechanical design and handle sub-assembly while Sunrado (PPG Smoke) will validate and package for distribution globally.

Pricing

  • Target retail: $489.95
  • Target pre-order capital raise: $73,429.50 USD, 150 units
  • Sunrado / PPG Smoke capital injection: $100,000 - $150,000

What's in the box

  • Left / Right Unity Headphones
  • Detachable 3.5mm boom mic

Hardware Stack

  • -36db hybrid active noise canceling
  • 6 active microphones
  • 45mm Drivers
  • Bluetooth® 5 w/CSR8645 chipset with Qualcomm® aptX™
  • Onboard battery management system
  • 5.0V 1.0A USB-A for external device charging
  • Audio impedance: 32Ohm

Energy Storage & Distribution

  • 4000mAh Lithium polymer battery
  • Charging Time: About 5 hours
  • Talk/Play Time: About 35 hours
  • Charging Voltage: DC 5V
  • Charging Current: 1.0A
  • Charging: USB-C
     

Ports & Connectivity

  • 1x Aviation Radio
  • 1x 2 Meter Radio
  • 1x USB-A (peripheral charging)
  • 1x 3.5mm input for boom mic
  • 1x 3.5mm output for GoPro audio


    Workback Timeline

    Timeline

    Task

    April 2020

    Launched pre-orders

    April / May 2020

    Initial CAD and electrical engineering

    May / June 2020

    Hybrid active noise canceling integration

    June / July 2020

    v1 3D printed samples + PCB’s, define bill of materials

    July / August 2020

    v2 3D printed samples + PCB’s, update bill of materials

    September / October 2020

    v3 3D printed samples created, PCB updates

    November 2020

    V3 unit testing with pilots and in flight

    December 2020 / January 2021

    Electro / mechanical feedback implementation

    February 2021

    Larger driver and amplifier testing, v4 sample

    March 2021

    Finalize CAD for tooling, tool molds

    April 2021

    Production run