Sonocase, developer of smart connected audio accessory family Ampple has launched on Funderbeam.

Sonocase aim is to re-segment the sound experience on mobile screens through creating of application-enabled audio accessories for watching movies and TV, as well as playing music and games on iPhones and iPads.

They are planning to raise €75,000 on Funderbeam. The new capital will be used to finalize prototyping of the first hardware product Ampple for iPad and secure first product orders from major US electronics retailers that already have indicated their interest in rolling the product out into the market.

This round follows last year’s successful campaign of Ampple for iPad on Indiegogo with over 500 units of product pre-ordered. Products developed by Sonocase have also been recognized by the heavyweights of global electronics industry, achieving certification of well-known component supplier Arrow Electronics, as well as being selected for manufacturing colaboration by Foxconn, world’s largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics. Sonocase was also part of our 5th batch in spring 2015.

“We are just a step away from launching of smart, connected audio hardware into retail, and we’re confident that bringing a tailored sound experience to mobile devices proves to be a great investment opportunity,” said Viesturs Sosārs, CEO of Sonocase. “My experience on audio technology market lasting for over 10 years, has inspired our team to develop the concept of highly personalizable, high quality portable sound for watching movies, playing music and games on mobile screens.”

Indars Aščuks, member of Latvian Business Angel Network, explains his rationale behind becoming the lead investor of Sonocase equity round: “Besides the obvious investment decision making factors as a great team and strong product vision that Sonocase clearly possesses, I’m particulary fond of the idea of improving of the early-stage investment liquidity through secondary trading opportunities, a feature unique to Funderbeam’s marketplace platform. It just resonates so well with my experience and expertise of stock markets, and I’m looking forward to a profitable investment journey here.”

Sonocase equity campaign has demonstrated a strong start as 40% of the minimum funding target have already been commited in the first 12 hours after the campaign’s beginning.

Sonocase equity crowdfunding campaign on Funderbeam will close on February 22.