Meeting Team Sugr: Sean Song, CEO and Founder

This is the first interview in the “Meeting Team Sugr” series, which will introduce Sugr users to the people behind Sugr Cube, the world’s first touch-based WiFi speaker. This interview is with Sean Song, CEO and founder of Sugr Corporations. Q: So Sean, where did the idea of Sugr Cube come from exactly? A: In 2013, I was playing some soothing music for my 1 year-old son, when suddenly the wireless speaker I was using was interrupted by a phone call from my smartphone. Texts, phone calls, all these notifications were interrupting the music, so I started to explore new speakers, hoping to find one with a solution for such hassles. As I was searching, I happened to find some beautifully designed wooden speakers. When I laid eyes on them, I was suddenly brought back to a chance encounter I had over 10 years before. In the winter of 2003, I was working as a digital audio software engineer and had flown to Israel to meet my colleagues there for the first time. On the return flight, I sat next to an old, silver haired Israeli gentleman. He saw my iPod and started to chat with me. He was an audio engineer too, as well as a speaker craftsman, who handmade wooden speakers in his spare time. Having the same interest, we spoke for over 10 hours. He shared his thoughts of what made good speakers and good sound. Having done analog work for recording studios in Europe, he had designed many high-end, customized wooden speakers. Under the dim plane lights, as he shared his vast knowledge and opinions,...

Weekly Sugr Update: Adding Songs to Your Music Speaker Made Easy!

Hi Sugr Users! Happy Weekend! Enjoy it with some new music from your personal library uploaded onto your Sugr Cube.  Before you transfer, make sure you’ve downloaded our newest app from iTunes, Google Play, or scan at http://fir.im/sugr, and firmware (use your Sugr Cube app to update the Cube’s firmware.) How to Transfer Music: From Computer to Cube 1. Open the Sugr Cube app.   2. Tap the bottom left button in the Cube Music menu to show the playlist. 3a. If Cube doesn’t have any local music, tap the button “Import from computer”; 3b. If the playlist is not empty, then find the “From Web” function from the top right icon. 4. Copy the address for transferring that appears in the green text field. 5. Enter this address into your computer’s browser (Chrome/Firefox/IE, etc.). This will open the file upload page. Simply drag and drop your favorite music into the Cube icon directly, or click the “Upload” button to select music from file. 6. Choose the songs you want to upload. After you’ve selected all the songs you’d like to add, click the “Choose” button. 7. The uploading progress will be shown instantly. 8. When the uploading progress is done, the Cube Music playlist in the app will be refreshed with your music, ready to be enjoyed. Have an amazing weekend and enjoy your Sugr Cube music speakers! And remember: great music is just a touch away 😀...