After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Carbon Audio launched its Zooka wireless speaker exclusively in Apple stores back in August. Now it's going to be much easier to get your hands on one, because as of October 6, the Zooka is now available in Target stores nationwide.
While a lot of its marketing materials name-drop the iPad, Zooka can be used for most devices, including Android tablets and phones. If you want to use the Zooka wirelessly, you'll need a Bluetooth-compatabile device, but if you don't, you can use the Zooka via its built-in 3.5mm audio jack.
As the Zooka is meant for mobile devices, it is designed to be able to clamp onto the top of a tablet or notebook, even going to far as to having a notch designed to keep it from interfering with the camera lens. While it may not fit on every device available, it will still work as long as it is within range, which Carbon Audio says can be up to 30 feet.
In addition to its speakers, the Zooka also includes a microphone, allowing you to pair it with your phone for an effective albeit large hands-free setup. Zooka is available in a range of bright colors, though black and gray are included for those who prefer a more toned-down look.
Zooka was initially funded through Kickstarter, launching its campaign on February 5. It hit its goal, and it seems that initial rollout was a success, given the Zooka's appearance in Target stores.
Does the Zooka seem like something you could see yourself using? Are you thinking of picking one up now that you don't have to step into an Apple store to get your hands on it?
PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carbon Audio LLC, the design-driven audio products company, announced today that its fashion forward Bluetooth audio accessory, Zooka, is available in select Target stores and will be available in 1,200 Target Stores nationwide on October 6, 2012. Consumers can pair the Zooka with their favorite tablet, notebook, ultrabook or smartphone now, or they can add this must have wireless speaker to the top of their holiday wish list.
The brilliantly designed Zooka, which packs a powerful, high quality audio experience into a sleek and sexy form, easily connects with Bluetooth-enabled devices and transforms Apple and Android products into a big sound audio system that allows anyone to play games, listen to music, and watch movies five times louder. Just slide the Zooka onto the edge of your device, or simply pair it, and you’re enjoying big audio, full, rich sound that lights up a room from as much as 30 feet away. Zooka also has a built in microphone so you can pair it with your phone for hands-free conversations at home or on the go.
The Zooka stormed onto the market in August, 2012 when it was released exclusively through Apple Stores. The Target roll-out expands availability, just in time for the holiday season and the rush to find beautifully designed, highly functional accessories to extend the audio experience of some seven billion plus Bluetooth-enabled devices now in the marketplace. Got a tablet, notebook or ultrabook? Zooka’s got you covered, compatible with a full range of Apple, Android and Windows-based computers.
“Zooka shatters expectations by packing startling audio quality into a stunningly designed form that screams color and fashion forward design,” says Jason Martin, co-founder and chief creative officer of Carbon Audio. “That’s one reason we are so excited for the Zooka to be available in Target stores. Target’s unique ability to introduce high design to mass markets is perfectly aligned with our design principles and philosophies.”
To design and develop Zooka, Carbon Audio broke every convention, threw out the black, white and silver color palette and replaced it with vibrant, contemporary colors. Zooka’s slim, cylindrical form resonates and amplifies sound in big, bold audio, and still allows for complete portability. A hidden but easily accessible kickstand pulls double duty, converting Zooka into an all-in-one audio system/stand for mobile devices.
Zooka retails for $99. To learn more about Carbon Audio and the Zooka, please visit www.carbonaudioinc.com. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
About Carbon Audio
A design driven, audio accessory and products developer, Carbon Audio designs and markets disruptive, fashion forward audio products, known for both uncompromising form and function. Its first market introduction, Zooka, radically redefines portable audio for mobile, tablets, note books and ultra books – any Bluetooth-enabled device. Contemporary, eye popping design, a performance that lights up a room from 30 feet away, Zooka is the first in a line of expectation-shattering products Carbon Audio is developing and plans to introduce over the next 12 months. Learn more about this and upcoming Carbon Audio products, by visiting www.carbonaudioinc.com.