Pelty - The Bluetooth Speaker Powered BY FIRE

Pelty uses the thermal energy of a candle to amplify your music! Designed and hand-made from ceramic & glass in Italy!
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The First Bluetooth Speaker.. Powered By FIRE!

Hi everybody, this is Gianluca, Edoardo and Matteo from Milan (Italy) and we need your support to give birth to something original: PELTY

Pelty represents a technological revolution in the high-quality audio speakers’ market: it is the first Bluetooth speaker literally POWERED BY FIRE!

Yes, that's true! Pelty works transforming the thermal energy generated by the heat of a candle into the electric energy necessary to power-up the speakers, with an excellent audio quality!


Please read our story and  follow us on Facebook! Sharing Pelty with your friends would be a huge help for us!

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Here's the power you get with Pelty! 96db .. comparable to any other speaker in commerce!!


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Pelty's Story

In the summer 2012 Gianluca, an Italian engineer with a passion for electronics, was organizing an elegant dinner on his terrace for his fiancée. He needed some music to create the right mood, but he realized that his traditional bluetooth speaker wasn't appropriate for the occasion:

  1. It was made in plastic, so totally out of place for an elegant dinner
  2. It was out of power, and he couldn’t charge it on the terrace without troublesome and long wires
Since that night, Gianluca started to think to a functional, elegant, wireless and plastic-less audio speaker.
Looking at the candle, an old notion from engineering school came to his mind: the “Peltier effect”.
After 18 months of tests in his basement, the first rudimentary prototype of Pelty, the first Bluetooth speaker powered by fire, was born.


What We Did So Far...

After the first, very basic prototype assembled by Gianluca, we decided to set up a small company in Italy and we self-financed the registration of the patent.

Also, we covered the costs to improve the engineering and the design of the Pelty, making it as powerful and elegant we could, keeping in mind our goal of a very simple, functional device.

The prototyping phase took 6 months, as we had to face several issues with suppliers and improve Pelty’s efficiency.

We also self-financed the videos and pictures you see above (damn.. that's expensive!) for the Indiegogo campaign.


...And Why We Need Your Support!

We now need funds to get the project going.

The largest share of your donation will be used to rent a space where Pelty will be assembled and prepared for shipping.

Moreover, further R&D activity is needed: improvements in materials used and optimization of the components will be pursued, in order to improve Pelty’s performances.

You will also help us find an optimal packaging, that must be both safe and environment-friendly (we don't want to use any polluting material).

Besides that, thanks to your support, we will be able to participate to a startup fair here in Italy, to show the first prototypes of Pelty to a crowd of journalists and other interested people. And eventually, organize some more events!

Finally, we need funds to make further tests on prototypes and get CE certification (you will get updates on how tests go).

SO PLEASE SUPPORT US BY PRE-ORDERING YOUR PELTY. 


Features

PELTY's Audio Quality is GOOOOOD!

Listen to Adele with Pelty!


Pelty is a solid, well engineered, premium quality device. The speaker is one of the most reliable in the market, and will last as long as any other speaker you know.

Candle = Power. Pelty works with almost every candle. You will get instructions on how to place the candle and what is the minimum size of the candle to be used, but that's pretty much it! With the right candle, Pelty's loudness it totally comparable to any other bluetooth speaker!

A candle lasts up to 5 hours, but Pelty can work as long as you want.

Loudness of Your Pelty is already comparable to any other docking station! But we want to improve it to give you the best audio quality possible, please help us by supporting the project!

The speaker data:

- Full Range 3''

nominal impedance 8 Ohm

- Nominal Power Handling 12 W rms 

- Resonant Frequenct: 125 Hz; 

This is the current prototype Frequency Curve,


Elegance

Pelty is an elegant device with a refined taste addressing all the people willing to stand out from the idea that technology needs batteries, wires and an electrical plug.

It’s designed for music-lovers willing to have an excellent audio quality and for design-lovers willing to be surrounded by original devices. 

Pelty is very easy to be used. Place the lit candle, wait a few seconds, and it is ready to connect to any Bluetooth device, like smartphones and tablets, from which the customer can easily change track and set the volume.

Pelty works very well. It is perfect to listen to your music at home or outdoor, creating the right environment for your moments of relax and leisure.

    


Eco-friendly and Hand-Made in Italy

The world is invaded by digital music and technological devices for music playback, such as wireless speakers; however they are cold digital devices, usually made by metal and plastic.

They are very far from what the music has always represented: feelings and emotions, to live in intimacy or to share with the group.

The fire in a brazier or the flame of a candle has always warmed the body and soul of people, making them think, discuss, pray, laugh and dream.

This is the revolutionary aspect of Pelty: it combines these two elements, the magic of the flame and the poetry of music, since the latter is generated by the energy of the first.

Moreover, only natural materials are used: ceramic, glass and wood.. premium quality materials that make Pelty an elegant, precious device! (no cheap plastic here!)

Ceramic, in particular, is used on the one hand because of its resistance to heat and the excellent acoustic and insulation properties and on the other hand because it’s an elegant and natural premium quality material that perfectly matches the concept of Pelty. Ceramic is hand-made in Italy, as well as the glass,



Design, colours and personalizations

Pelty is an object with unique, minimalist and elegant design, for every ambient.

It is available in the following colours:

With the Personalized Pelty perk you will have the opportunity to write Your name or a short sentence on the ceramic!

We will contact you via email for colors and personalizations!

Watch and share our 30seconds teaser!

Where Can You Use It?

Pelty can be used everywhere a candle can be lit; from your city flat to a lake cottage, from a beach to a mountain chalet. At home, it will amaze your friends, and create romantic atmospheres with your partner!

    

    


It perfectly fits restaurants with a romantic and classy ambient, allowing clients to listen to their own music; it’s also perfect for design hotels, SPAs and wellness centers.



Cool! ..but.. How Does Pelty Works?

Pelty works transforming the thermal energy generated by the heat of a candle into the electric energy necessary to power-up the speakers.

The technological heart of Pelty is the TEG (Thermo Electric Generator), also called “Peltier cooler” from the name of the inventor that, in the 19th century, discovered the physical principle according to which electric energy passing through two metals generates a difference in heat (and viceversa, a difference in temperature generates electricity).
The secret of Pelty, however, lies in the engineering of its components. The Peltier cooler is very inefficient (that’s why you never heard about it!) and just a very high difference of temperature is able to generate enough electric power to turn the speaker on. The space inside the Pelty and its components are designed to maximize this difference in temperature.
Everything is positioned inside the ceramic vase accordingly, thanks to wood and ceramic frames. The external glass is also engineered to maximize the power generated by the TEG, because several holes let fresh air get into the system from below, while warm air gets out from above.

If you want to know more (let's say everything!) about Pelty, please choose the Curious Supporter perk, and you will get a brochure with all the info you’re looking for!


Why "Pelty"?

When we had to choose the name of the project we thought it had to be original, short, easy to remember and simple to pronounce in Italian and English.

We asked ourselves what was the technological heart of the device, what really transforms fire into music, and we realized that it was the Peltier cooler. We therefore decided to pay homage to the inventor of this technology, and Pelty immediately seemed the perfect name!


Team

GIANLUCA GAMBA

Born in Mantova, he studied and worked between Milan, Venice and Verona, before settling down in a lovely town on the Garda lake.
After graduating in aerospace engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he spends some years developing sport motorbikes in a famous Italian company; after completing an MBA, he is now head of R&D in an automotive company, where Matteo also works.
However, his passions are still the same: on one hand innovation and technology, on the other hand design, painting and music. His goal was to create something unique that includes technology, design and poetry, something with a deeply Italian soul: Pelty.

EDOARDO BOSIO

Born in Turin, professionally grown in Milan, he is defined “peace-less” by his close friends. After boring but formative years in investment banking (where he meets Matteo) and investment funds, he decided to make some experience abroad and lived 15 months in Barcelona (Spain) doing an MBA and 6 months in Singapore, as a base to explore the Asian continent, where he gets involved in the development of several startups; back to Milan in 2011, he decides to commit to this sector by setting up Embed Capital, a small advisory firm focused on innovative non-digital startups. He gets involved in the Pelty project by Matteo, and decides that the idea is crazy enough to be supported.


MATTEO BERTELE'

Matteo was born in a small countryside town on the Como lake.
Thanks to his attitude towards scientific subjects, he graduates at Politecnico di Milano in aerospace engineering, but soon realizes that he has an entrepreneurial and financial mindset; after a MSc, he makes work experiences in financial institutions (where he meets Edoardo) and several industrial companies, in Italy and abroad. He currently works in an automotive company with Gianluca, the inventor of Pelty.



Feel free to ask more about Pelty: info@pelty.it!

If you have special requests (for example if you need a gift card) let us know!

Thank you for sharing and supporting us
Best Regards,
Gianluca,
Edoardo
Matteo

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Update 21 June 2014: Pelty participated to Expodellestartup, a startup fair in Milan, and raised a lot of interest from people that had the opportunity to watch it and listen to it!!

Please support us so that we can improve the Pelty and deliver it to you asap!

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Update 23 June 2014:

Referral Campaign!

Today we decided to launch a reward/referral campaign for Pelty!

If you support us by getting a Pelty, you will also get ONE FREE BOX OF CANDLE for every 3 people that get a Pelty thanks to you! 

And you will get a FREE B/W PELTY every 10 people that get a Pelty thanks to you! 

Remind them to mention you when they get contacted by us for the choice of the color!

Help spread the voice!


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Update 24 June:

New Video!

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Update 30 June

Thanks to the first contributions, we were able to order and test several speakers! We are now convinced that we found the perfect one

The speaker is a Full Range 3'', nominale impedance 8 Ohm, Nominal Power Handling 12 W rms, Resonant Frequenct: 125 Hz; This is the current prototype Frequency Curve,

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"Pelty will make a best efforts to provide the reward, but delivery is not guaranteed"




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  • $5USD
    Supporter

    Make the magic happen! Every dollar counts, please help us bring this magic object to life! You will get email updates and we'll put your name on a special thank page on our website. Also, as a Supporter, you will have a shipment priority if you buy a Pelty from our on-line website when the Indiegogo campaign is over (fingers crossed!).

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  • $10USD
    Curious Supporter

    Understand the magic! You will get all the benefits of Supporters + a PDF brochure with photos and text explaining the technology behind Pelty, the story of the invention and the process of making a Pelty.

    15 claimed
  • $15USD
    Forgot European shipment

    Pelty's packaging is around 24x24x42cm and 2kg weight. Unfortunately the shipment costs. We will share with you the shipment cost 50/50, so please add $15 if you are in Europe (outside Italy). Use this perk if you forgot the shipment cost.

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  • $35USD
    Forgot Extra-European shipment

    Pelty's packaging is around 24x24x42cm and 2kg weight. Unfortunately the shipment costs. We will share with you the shipment cost 50/50, so please add $35 if you are based outside Europe. Use this perk if you forgot the shipment cost.

    12 claimed
  • $49USD
    Pack of 16 Scented Candles

    Get all the benefits of the Curious Supporter, plus get a pack of 16 big, scented, artesanal and always useful Pelty candles, each one in an artesanal and personalized glass vase. Perfect for making Pelty work, but also for everyday use! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Please add $5 for shipping outside Italy, $15 for shipping outside Europe. Delivery ASAP

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
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    $199USD
    Super Early-bird

    Super Early-bird! Be the first! Amaze your friends before anyone else! Get one of the first 50 Pelty (black or white) at the unbelievable price of $199 (45% off retail price!). 3 Pelty candles with jasmine scent are included!* *Add $39 to get 16 personalized scented candles! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Shipping is on us everywhere in the world! Delivery in early November 2014.

    50 out of 50 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $229USD
    B&W Early-bird

    Get one of the first 150 black or white Pelty at $229 (35% off retail price). Get 2 Early-bird Pelty b/w at only $440! 3 Pelty candles with jasmine scent are included!* *Add $39 to get 16 personalized scented candles! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Please add $15 for shipping outside Italy, $35 for shipping outside Europe. Delivery in late November 2014.

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $265USD
    Colored Early-bird

    Get one of the first 150 colored Pelty at $265 (35% off retail price), or get 2 Pelty colored at only $510! 3 Pelty candles with jasmine scent are included!* *Add $39 to get 16 personalized scented candles! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Please add $15 for shipping outside Italy, $35 for shipping outside Europe. Delivery in late November 2014.

    11 out of 11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $310USD
    Colored Pelty

    Get one colored Pelty at $310 (25% off retail price of $400), or get 2 colored Pelty at only $600! 3 Pelty candles with jasmine scent are included!* *Add $39 to get 16 personalized scented candles! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Please add $15 for shipping outside Italy, $35 for shipping outside Europe. Delivery before Xmas 2014

    5 out of 999 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $400USD
    Personalized Pelty

    Personalize the magic! Get 1 Pelty of your choice at $400 and add your name or a short sentence: our artesans will write it on the ceramic! Only available for the Indiegogo campaign! Get 2 Pelty personalized at only $760. 3 Pelty candles with jasmine scent are included!* *Add $39 to get 16 personalized scented candles! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Please add $15 for shipping outside Italy, $35 for shipping outside Europe. Delivery before Xmas 2014

    3 out of 999 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $699USD
    Golden Pelty (limited edition)

    Make it golden! Get 1 of the 20 Pelty Golden limited edition at $699. Only available for the Indiegogo campaign! Get 2 Pelty golden at only $1300. 3 Pelty candles are included for every Pelty! + you also get 16 Candles for free! Choose your scent: jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, honey. ** Shipping is on us everywhere in the world. Delivery before Xmas 2014

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $4,700USD
    Committed reseller support

    If you're a reseller, show us some commitment! Contact us first! Then you can pre-order a min. of 20 Pelty (B&W) units at a much lower price than what wholesale price will be once the product launches (fingers crossed!): $235! International buyers, shipping will be Ex-works. Each Pelty will be roughly 24cm X 24cm X 42cm and will weight roughly 2 kg.

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