Leon Speakers had announced the launch of Cove, a new desktop accessory that increases privacy and enhances the overall work experience.
“Blending design with technology is what we do here at Leon,” says Leon founder and president Noah Kaplan. “So, when we started seeing post-pandemic work environment changes, we felt like we could use our industry expertise and experiences as creators ourselves to take a new approach to the term ‘audiovisual.’ Cove’s design makes marked improvements in our daily workflow, communication, and the way we feel on-screen and at the end of the workday.”
Experts estimate that by the end of 2022, 25 percent of all North American professional jobs will be remote — with that number continuing to increase into 2023. Though the work landscape is changing rapidly, current workplace technology desktop design has yet to catch up to many of the new demands associated with remote, hybrid, and even on-site work. Cove represents a brand-new solution to today’s increased conferencing and screen time demands.
Cove’s adjustable diffused lighting, sound-dampening felt interior, and personalizable magnetic steel partition are designed to improve focus and privacy while reducing ambient noise and eye strain — all under the flattering glow of webcam-friendly lighting. It is built to house any tablet, laptop, or monitor up to 27 inches, including the new Apple Studio Display.
Natural LED bias backlighting by American Lighting comes with remote-adjustable color temperature and brightness, while Cove’s antimicrobial recycled TURF felt interior reduces ambient noise and elevates privacy, even in a crowded room. Cove’s precision-engineered steel is manufactured in the USA, and its sustainably sourced engineered Baltic Birch shelf is finished in Leon’s own workshop.
Leon is partnering with longtime industry collaborators Logitech and Shure to launch Cove on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo — offering a variety of professional conference-ready bundles, at a great value to early backers.
The Indiegogo campaign is also Leon’s first foray into crowdfunding as a way to expand outside the audiovisual industry and build organic widespread interest. The Cove pre-launch campaign is expected to debut on June 6, with live ordering opening up on June 30.
Leon is guaranteeing fulfillment of all campaign packages, including a variety of steeply discounted bundles:
- Content Creator Package – $695. Includes: custom-color Cove, Logitech Streamcam and Shure MV7 microphone with tripod. (Valued at $1150)
- Home Base Package – $495. Includes custom-color Cove and Logitech Brio. (Valued at $895)
- Workspace Studio Package – limited early access discount of $395. Includes custom-color Cove. (Valued at $695)
Each package comes with an added bonus: a branded Leon mug and t-shirt, valued at $45. Backers can choose their Cove’s finish from one of three elegant colors: Almond, Black or Slate Gray.
For more information and to sign up for Cove updates, visit the Cove Indiegogo campaign site, titled Cove by Leon, beginning June 6.
For more information, visit https://www.leonspeakers.com.