You most likely already know Indiegogo — being a crowd funding site, you can expect to find great ideas that are just about to emerge from the market (given, of course, that many people will support it). Every once in a while we’ll have a look at some of the interesting finds.
Phazon prides itself by being the first wireless Bluetooth earphones that fits all ear sizes without additional earpieces. According to the company, there is an inner part of the ear which has the same measures for everyone and the innovative idea behind is to construct an earbud that snugs in exactly that part of your ear when you perform a twist motion (They call it “spin secured”).
This special construction is said to enable you to enjoy all types of sport with it, from running to …errm… well, skydiving. And yes, they are said to be waterproof, however the connection range will then shrink from 30 meters (90 feet) to just 1 meter (3 feet) when under water.
While it connects to your cell phone or your smartwatch, you have certain control via tapping, i.e. turning on and off, skipping to the next track etc. There will also be an app to find your earbuds in case you can’t find them.
Regarding the sound quality, they want to play it big – they claim to implement the same speakers high end audio companies use, also they will provide an app that enhances the music depending on your musical taste – e.g. more treble for classic music, more bass for rap music.
The Phazon are said to have up to 6 hours continuous play and come with a charging case which will be charged via micro USB. They will hold up to three charges, with a charge time of approximately 20 minutes for 80% battery level. The keychain hole makes it a comfortable portable device.
Sounds promising! The Indiegogo campaign was over-successful; the initial goal of $80k was reached within only 12 hours, the campaign ended with no less than $1.5M, which is quite impressive. And just this month they won the Fundica Roadshow price in Montreal.
First shipments and handouts to media are planned for July 2016, and we will see how it takes off when the full scale production starts in September.