Helium: The First Supercapacitor-Powered Portable Speaker

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Dec 11, 2013

Eight Days to Go

Eight days to go - and we’re at 80% of our goal! Thanks everyone for your support so far! We could not have done it without you - but we could still use your help.

If you have friends who might not have heard about this project yet, please let them know! Share our campaign page link via email or social media.


We’re almost there! Thanks so much for your continued support,

Sam Beck
Founder, Blueshift

$46,246 raised

of $35,000 goal

No Longer Available

Dec 19 2013

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Product Choices



The Copper is a wired, powered speaker. It sounds great, and it looks killer - but it does have to be plugged into both power and an audio source. Includes power supply and 3.5mm cable - attach any device with a standard headphone audio output. Available in mono ($300) or stereo ($400). Stereo shown in image.


PILOT: Helium



The Helium is a capacitor-powered, portable wireless speaker. It charges in five minutes, plays for six hours at full volume, and sounds awesome. Includes Bluetooth receiver with Apt-X and AAC codecs, Fostex FE 126 driver, bamboo cabinet, and wall adapter. Built to last in Portland, OR.


EARLY: Helium



The Capacitizer is a DIY kit for building a capacitor-powered portable wireless speaker. Build your own enclosure for a high-efficiency driver, OR convert an existing high-efficiency passive speaker. Includes the assembled PCB, four 350F supercapacitors, a power supply for charging, hardware, and instructions. Tools and know-how required! Driver not included.


Double Down

A Helium Stereo speaker AND a Helium Mono for the ultimate listening experience.

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