Indiegogo Campaign Donates Throwable Microphones to Schools
Microphones could soon be getting tossed around classrooms in low-income schools thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign. Peeq is currently holding a campaign to raise money for their new product, a $150 throwable microphone designed for use in the classroom. For every 15 contributions they receive at the $10 contribution level – and every 30 contributions they receive of $150 or more – they will donate one Qball system to a school in need.
At the heart of the squishy foam Qball lies a wireless microphone that operates at a range of up to 900 feet and is immune to interference from WiFi, Bluetooth and FM-based microphones. While the Qball adds all sorts of interactivity to the classroom, it contributes more than just a bit of fun to the learning experience. “The average student misses a third of what a teacher says in any given day,” says Shane Cox, CEO of Peeq, the maker of the Qball. “By simply adding a wireless microphone and speakers to that classroom, they’ve seen a 10% improvement in test scores across every subject. And what’s even more impressive – they’ve seen a 40% decrease in the number of students going into special ed.”
The Qball package includes a wireless receiver with a standard 3.5mm cable that will plug into anything from desktop computer speakers to a stereo sound system. The microphone includes a battery that will last up to eight hours and automatically mutes itself when the ball is in motion. The microphone can also be removed from the ball and worn around the neck as a presenter microphone.
“Our primary goal is to improve the learning experience in classrooms across the country,” says Cox. “We’ve seen faces light up on students of all ages when they get their hands on a Qball. By offering our Indiegogo supporters the option to donate Qballs to local schools, we are making it possible for students to get their hands on this technology no matter where they live.”
The Indiegogo campaign for the Qball has a goal of $30,000 by October 13.
For more information, visit peeq.us, or contact the creator above.
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