Light Harmonic's "GEEK" Reaches Kickstarter GoalAugust 22, 2013
Light Harmonic said this week that it has launched GEEK, a new thumb-sized USB DAC device, on Kickstarter. The device is meant to plug into a laptop's USB port, in order to amplify the sound through headphones. The product was launched on Kickstarter and reached its goal in less than 11 hours. To date it has raised $159,669, well over its goal of $28,000.
“We wanted to bring good sound to a non-audiophile market, so that travelers, gamers, and music lovers can better enjoy the stuff they love,” Gavin Fish, Light Harmonic’s VP of Sales, said as part of the announcement.
“We want folks to have fun, like we do. That’s why we call GEEK’s USB extension ‘Slacker’ (every geek has a slacker friend, right?), and use words like Awesomifier and Shareulator instead of digital-to-analog-converter and multiple-output amplifier. We don’t think you have to speak geek to enjoy GEEK.”
The product will arrive next January at an MSRP of $299.