Revolutionizing how Music Albums are Sold

The Flarian Music Player is an alternative to CDs to sell music albums on. It would allow you to play albums right off the shelf.
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Hammad Naseem
Technology
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
1 Team Member

The Flarian Music Player is an alternative to CDs to sell music albums on. It would allow you to play albums right off the shelf.

 

Shape of a credit card. Both sides can be customized with album art and track listings.

Listen to music albums right off the shelf by connecting your headphones to the Flarian Music Player.

Connect to a computer to transfer songs, and to charge the album.

Environmentally-Friendly

The Flarian Music Player is made out of landfill grade post-consumer regrind plastic (i.e. plastic materials that are supposed to end up in landfills). This kind of recycled plastic is very difficult to incorporate in products because it has very poor structural properties. Our very own, Ali Rizvi (co-founder), has developed a technology as a part of his doctoral research that enables the restoration of properties of the plastic, making it suitable for use in the Flarian Music Player, thereby reducing costs and environmental impact. 

 

Other uses include

  • Audio books
  • Business cards for musicians
  • Promotional tool for upcoming artists
  • Cost-effective music player

Dimensions: 8.5 cm X 5.2 cm X 0.4 cm - Real product shot

Where we're at 

We have been in the market with our flagship product (the Flarian Card) for the past one year. We currently have a working prototype of the Flarian Music Player that has undergone rigorous quality testing. We want to make some improvements and add some features before bringing it to market.

What do we want to do with the funds?

  • Insert a 3.5 mm audio jack. 3.5 mm is the standard for most headphones and speakers, but the current prototype has a 2.5 mm audio jack.
  • Improve the battery life. Current battery life allows for a playtime of 5 hours. We aim to bring this up to 25 hours.
  • Lower the price. Currently the costs of manufacturing are high. We are aiming to substantially reduce these. 

Rewards

1 GB thank you Flarian USB Card - $35

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flarian Music Player - Classic Edition

Early Bird (First 200) - $50           Regular - $75

Customized 1 GB Flarian USB Card - $75

Mixtape Flarian Music Player (200 only) - $99

Customized Flarian Music Player
Early Bird (first 200) - $99
Regular - $125

Set of 10 Customized Flarian Music Players - $600

Set of 50 Customized Flarian Music Players - $2,500

Set of 100 Customized Flarian Music Players - $4,500

 

Flarian in the media:

FAQ

Q. How many songs can it hold? The current prototype is 1 GB, which means it can hold an estimated 250 songs. However we are also looking to manufacture higher capacities. 

Q. Can I transfer music off an album?
You can transfer the music and listen to it on your computer or iPod. This product does not take anything away from the functionality of a CD. The added benefit is that you can listen to the album right off the shelf as well. 

Q. How can I transfer music off the album?
A cable that connects the player to a USB port (through the audio jack) is provided. This cable can be used for data transfer and charging.

Q. Can I put my own music onto the player?
Yes, using the provided cable.

Q. How can I put my own music onto the player?
A cable that connects the player to a USB port (through the audio jack) is provided. This cable can be used for data transfer and charging.

Q. How do I charge it?
A cable that connects the player to a USB port (through the audio jack) is provided. This cable can be used for data transfer and charging.

Q. But music is going digital. Why make this product?
Music albums are still being sold on CDs. Appreciation for tangibility isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.

Q. How can you compete with CDs at this price? One of our main goals is to reduce the price. Our strategy is to take advantage of the technology developed by Ali Rizvi (co-founder) to reduce raw material cost substantially. For more information, please refer to the 'Environmentally-Friendly' section. 

Q. How do you plan on lowering the price?  Our strategy is to take advantage of the technology developed by Ali Rizvi (co-founder) to reduce raw material cost substantially. For more information, please refer to the 'Environmentally-Friendly' section. 

Q. Is this an alternative to the iPod?That is not the primary purpose, but it can also be used as a music player.

Q: Are both sides customizable?
Yes

Q: If an artist places an order, do they have to load their music on every unit themselves?
The pre-loading can be done at our end.

Q: What are the dimensions?
8.5 cm X 5.2 cm X 0.4 cm. It is the length and width of a credit card.

Q: Why is there a zombie in the video?
That is classified information.

Q: Why does your video say 'Welcome to Kickstarter'?
We initially intended to put it up on KickStarter, before we realized KickStarter is only for the US and UK. God bless Indiegogo!

Have a questions or comment?

Contact the co-founders directly at

  • Ali - arizvi@flarian.com
  • Hammad - hnaseem@flarian.com
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    Have a say in what the final name of the product will be. Voting rights to name the product before it goes to market. While we currently call it the Flarian Music Player, we are welcoming other suggestions.

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