You may know of this project from our internal name, Super Muffs. Take the time to read through this product description.
Welcoming our newest cartel member and Unity product owner Braedin Butler, in just three short months of cycling through electrical engineering iterations, we have proven our ability to deliver unprecedented results.
PPG Smoke’s Unity Headset is an 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.
Paramotors operate between 100 to 140+ decibels. At 80+ decibels, permanent hearing damage begins to occur. Our lightweight design consists of 5 active microphones and world-class hybrid ANC (active noise canceling). Built from already existing technology via Integrated Bluetooth® audio ROM, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio and Qualcomm® cVc™ noise cancellation hardware.
Unity snaps into commonly available 3M Peltor earmuffs providing up to -62 decibels of combined active and passive noise reduction. The best part? 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.
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 Peltor ear cups, regardless of their decibel reduction rating.
These 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.
Made on earth. PPG Smoke is owned and mutually financed by Sunrado as a house brand, with domestic P&L management by founder Ryan Roberts. To date, Ryan has delivered over 30 million dollars in consumer packaged goods. More Info
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.
- Target retail: $389
- Consumer pre-order discount: 10% @ $359
- Target pre-order capital raise: 300 units
- Sunrado / PPG Smoke capital injection: $100,000 - $150,000
- Dealer wholesale margins: Inquire
- April 2020 - Launch pre-orders
- April / May 2020 - Production CAD and electrical engineering
- May / June 2020 - Hybrid active noise canceling integration
- June / July 2020 - 3D printed samples + PCB’s, final bill of materials
- July / August 2020 - Production run, packaging design
- Late August Early September 2020 - Release
- General Aviation
What's in the box
- Left / Right Unity headphones
- Detachable 3.5mm mic
3M Peltor Compatibility
- 97040-PEL-6C -24db
- 97041-PEL-6C -27db
- 97042-PEL-6C -30db
- -36db hybrid active noise canceling
- 5 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 (dual 2000mAh) Lithium Polymer
- Charging Time: About 4 hours
- Talk/Play Time: About 30 hours with ANC
- Charging Voltage: DC 5V
- Charging Current: 1.0A
- Charging: USB-C
Ports & Connectivity
- 1x Icom ICA
- 1x 2 Meter Radio
- 1x USB-A (peripheral charging)
- 1x 3.5mm jack for boom mic
- 1x 3.5mm jack for GoPro audio