Shane Cox wants a Shark to drop the mic and invest in QBall, his wireless microphone you can throw, in Shark Tank episode 904. QBall is simply a wireless microphone inside a foam ball. You can throw it around the room, making it great for meetings, Q&A sessions at presentations, and even the classroom. The novelty of a microphone inside a ball makes it fun to engage and interact, no matter what the situation.
Cox, along with two others, got the QBall funded with $46,895 from a successful IndieGoGo campaign back in October 2015. They had myriad production issues and didn't begin shipping to backers until early 2017. Some backers didn't have product until mid 2017.
They now have the QBall in stock and ready for shipping. Each system costs $179. It includes a battery with ten hours of life and it has a range of about 75 feet from the signal source. One neat feature is “quiet toss.” This shuts the mic off when the QBall senses it's in motion, which prevents static noise while it's being thrown. Despite initial issues with shipping, there are mostly positive reviews.
Shane likely wants a Shark's help navigation the ins and outs of overseas production. Will a Shark toss him some cash?
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QBall Shark Tank Recap
Shane will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Rohan Oza, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on QBall will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
QBall Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on QBall & Shane Cox as more details become available.