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Fader Plugs Adjustable Mechanical Earplug

Editor's Rating
4.9?
Discovered on 2017-11-21

Effortlessly protect your hearing with the Fader Plugs Adjustable Mechanical Earplug. Fader Plugs allow you to control how much sound enters your ears. With an innovative and patent pending design, Fader Plugs incorporate a teeth interlocking mechanism that controls the different levels of sound attenuation. Similarly, as you turn the device, the teeth interlock. The more that you turn, the more the gate door that allows sound to enter closes. When the teeth close entirely, you are at maximum attenuation. In addition, Fader Plugs offer more sound definition. Comparable to a fader on a board, you can simply turn up or turn down the volume. Plus you don’t even have to take them out to do so. Additionally, its sleek and discreet design flushes against your skin and doesn’t protrude out. You can also choose to show them off or not, depending on your color choice. Finally, the device comes in both a custom and universal application.

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Adjustable Hearing Protection
Color :
Clear, Black, Red, Green, Orange
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Blaise Delfino
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Once our team confirms that the Fader Plug is functioning properly, we will be meeting with Starkey Hearing Technologies to ensure best fit of the attenuator button into the silicone molds. I cannot confidently say exactly when shipping will occur. However, we are very, very close!! Thank you so much for your patience!
Adam
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It’s been about a month. Any news?
Adam
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So what is the likelihood that these will start being delivered by the estimated date? I’m no stranger to Kickstarter so I am very aware that delays are the norm.
Blaise Delfino
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Adam, Our sincerest apologies on the very delayed response! Believe me, we are very excited for our backers to try out their Fader Plugs! We have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver everyone’s Fader Plugs on time! We met with our manufacturer and are excited to announce that we will be conducting our second production run in a few days. This is going to ensure that the Faders are to specs and work properly! Thank you so much for the continued support!
Adam
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No login since Apr 5th. I’m sure it’s the confidence that is making me feel nauseous.
Adam
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Any update whatsoever?!?
Adam
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Any update?
Blaise Delfino
Review from Kickstarter
Hello everyone! We are VERY excited to announce that our micro injection mold is COMPLETE and our manufacturer produced the first run of Fader Plugs last week! The team will be traveling to our manufacturer late April, so expect a video blog we will be sharing with our backers =) Thank you all so much for the continued support! Best, Blaise
Adam
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Any updates?
Nick Fazio
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Any updates On the custom Fader plugs?
Blaise Delfino
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Sarthak, The Fader Plugs will fit comfortably under a full face helmet fit. Thank you for your support and my apologies on the delayed response!
Blaise Delfino
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Adam, They absolutely will! We have a big manufacturing announcement next month - stay tuned! Thank you for your support!
Blaise Delfino
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Hi Patrick, what would you like to change your pledge to? Have a wonderful day!
patrick henry inocillas
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Hi,question. Can i still change my pledge even the prodject is done??or can i refund even the project is done???
Adam
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I’m looking forward to these especially if they hit the delivery deadline. I backed another pair of earplugs last year and who knows when they’ll ship.
Sarthak Khurana
Review from Kickstarter
I race motorcycles on track and ride on streets. Will a regular full-face helmet fit over your plugs?
Blaise Delfino
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Anastasia, Thanks for your support! Yes, you can absolutely do that! We do have children sizes. At the conclusion of the campaign we will send out a survey for backers to fill out. Just indicate you would like to order a children's size pair of Fader Plugs! Warm regards, Blaise
Blaise Delfino
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, Courtney! 1. The custom Fader Plugs will yield a greater NRR than the universal Fader Plugs. Yes, they will have an NRR rating and PAR rating closer to 30. 2. You are looking at about 2-3 year lifespan 3. The housing of the attenuator is 40 shore silicone. I would stray away from using any cleansing wipes that have alcohol. I would recommend Audio Wipes. Dr. Bronners seems to be more organic. I don't normally clean mine with dish soap, rather audio wipes! Thank you for your support and if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
Courtney
Review from Kickstarter
Hello, just a few questions- 1.will the plugs have a NRR of 30? 2. What is the lifespan of 1 pair of fader plugs if used 5 days a week for 8 hours, with cleaning once a week? 3. What is the cleaning process (what kind of dish soap to use...dawn or dr. Bronners)? Thank you.
Andrew Lee
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Any updates on the dbs?
Anastasia Skinner
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to get 3 sets would I pledge the $80 for 2 pairs and add $40 for the 3rd set to the pledge? and in this tier are the childrens size still available?
Blaise Delfino
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@Andrew Lee: I️ will share this with our engineering department. Thank you again for your support!
Andrew Lee
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Just curious, can you configure this to be 30db and up for the standard pair fader plugs? The dbuds on indiegogo can block up to 30dbs and open up to 15db for added clarity. Also have a great weekend as well.
Blaise Delfino
Review from Kickstarter
@Andrew Lee: the Fader Plugs are VERY easy to clean! Have a great weekend!
Andrew Lee
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Oh ok that's great, is it easy to clean?
Blaise Delfino
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Hi Andrew! Yes, a user can go to sleep with their Fader Plugs in! The frequency of the cleaning your Fader Plugs would depend on how much wax/cerumen your ear produces. Personally, I clean mine about 1x/week. This can be done by using audio wipes, or simply dish soap.
Andrew Lee
Review from Kickstarter
Just curious, can a user go to sleep with this on? Also, how would one go about cleaning fader plugs and if so how often would you recommend cleaning the fader plugs?
Blaise Delfino
Review from Kickstarter
Andrew, Absolutely - we will always refine our products. While the adjustable analog volume controls have been around, many of them are bulky. We are on a mission to remove the fear and stigma associated with hearing protection. The Fader Plugs are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. Keeping in mind that speech frequencies lie between 250-8000 Hz, we want to ensure that the user receives protection without compromising speech intelligibility. In addition, following our extensive and comprehensive research, a custom application with regard to controlled noise reduction was not available to consumers - we are filling that void. If you have any further questions, let the team know! Best, Blaise
Andrew Lee
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Is fader going to try and increase the db reductions or is that faders goal 20-23db universal and 30+db custom? I've done some preliminary research and I'm asking since it seems fairly standard. The adjustable volume controls have been around. What's your unique selling proposition if I may ask.
Blaise Delfino
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Andrew, You're very welcome! Thank you again for the support and welcome to the team! Best, Blaise
Andrew Lee
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Thanks for the quick reply. It sounds promising.
Blaise Delfino
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Andrew, Wonderful questions! As stipulated in our "Risks" section on the bottom of the campaign and "Noise Reduction and Personal Attenuation Rating" Section, we addressed overall dB reduction/attenuation, as well as our next steps. The dB reduction for the universal Fader Plug will be between 20-23 dB (we have this data). We will be sending the universal Fader Plugs out for an NRR rating, but will also conduct PAR (personal attenuation rating) in-house, which is a more objective/accurate measurement. Our in-house testing of the custom Fader Plug yielded a 30+ dB reduction. As described by Kevin in the video, the Fader Plugs lower the volume without compromising overall sound quality. In addition, speech understandability and intelligibility are not compromised either. Please let me know if you have any further questions and thank you for your support! Warm regards, Blaise Delfino
Andrew Lee
Review from Kickstarter
What's the stats for the fader plugs. What's the db measurement? How much sound can it block? Does it allow sound to come in with eliminating harmful waves? If so by how much? Does it muffle sound or lower the volume keeping clarity? There isn't any information regarding these issues. I honestly can't believe people haven't asked any questions regarding the product since the campaign is almost entirely describing the team and affiliate companies that are working with fader.