SOURCE: Zazzle

Zazzle

May 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Customized Meets Music on a Massive New Scale

Zazzle Adds "Shark Tank" Participant's Customizable Portable Speakers to Product Line

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Zazzle, the leading platform for quality custom products, today announced the addition of OrigAudio™'s "Doodle" speaker, a successful invention recently featured on ABC's hit television show "Shark Tank," to its ever-expanding line of customizable products.

The only customizable speaker of its kind, the 2.5 x 5 inch, highly portable Doodle speaker by OrigAudio™ gives consumers the ability to personalize the speaker face with images, artwork, text and more. The Doodle speaker was recently endorsed by "Shark Tank" billionaires, earning the company a $150,000 investment from multi-billionaire Robert Herjavec. Partnering with Zazzle, OrigAudio will leverage Zazzle's proprietary product customization technology to create the same unique and wildly popular speakers on a massive scale.

The portable Doodle speaker is instantly ready for the beach, office, home and everywhere else in between, making it easy to take music anywhere, with one-of-a-kind style. Celebrity "Shark" Mark Cuban complimented OrigAudio and their speakers, saying, "I like what you guys are doing and I like that the fact that you guys are deep into the technology and recognize that you have to stay ahead of the curve."

"When consumers think customized products, they think 'Zazzle,' and our Doodle speaker fits right in with the company's high-quality product focus," commented Jason Lucash, co-founder and CEO of OrigAudio™. "We're excited to partner with Zazzle because it gives us the chance to extend the reach of our speakers to their vibrant community and marketplace, as well as benefit from their market-leading manufacturing infrastructure. In short, with the partnership, we're giving more people around the world the ability to infuse their unique taste and personality right onto their speakers."

"We congratulate OrigAudio™ on their 'Shark Tank' success, and of course we're excited to partner with them. It gives us another opportunity to collaborate with a fun, cutting-edge company with a great product, and lets us offer consumers the ability to customize their music experience, something everyone has a unique taste in," noted Jason Kang, vice president of marketing at Zazzle. "We all now live in a world where consumers expect to have products customized to fit their individual taste, and Zazzle continues to make that happen with this new partnership with OrigAudio™."

Aligned with the growing consumer demand for all things custom, the addition of customizable Doodle speakers, speaks to Zazzle's continued leadership in offering the world's largest marketplace of high-quality, custom products. There are currently more than 40 billion customizable products available at www.zazzle.com.

Doodle speakers will be available for purchase on Zazzle starting May 19th, 2011.

Additional details about Doodle speakers:

  • Website: http://www.zazzle.com/speakers
  • Made of light, yet durable plastic, featuring a vibrantly printed fabric face cover and kickstand for easy propping
  • Powered by two AAA batteries or via USB cord (included)
  • Full digital printing on the front of the speaker
  • Works with any standard 3.5 mm. headphone jack audio product
  • Thousands of user-submitted designs available for purchase
  • Made in 2-3 business days
  • Doodle Speaker Specs:
    • Width: 2.5 inches
    • Length: 5.0 inches
    • Weight: 9.6 ounces

About OrigAudio
OrigAudio™ was launched in 2009 by a couple of regular guys who turned their dreams into reality. Both traveled constantly in their early careers and wanted an easy way to listen to their music on the road. It was in their travels that the idea for OrigAudio™ came about as they recognized a need for an eco-friendly, portable way to listen to music on the go. OrigAudio™ turned the need for a simple, sustainable, and portable solution for listening to music into a reality with their products. Today, OrigAudio™ continues to develop unique and interesting portable consumer audio devices.

About Zazzle
Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle's proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle's rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes t-shirts, business cards, invitations, in addition to a variety of custom gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle's vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination.

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