Have you ever found your earbuds in a tangled up mess? Rob Honeycutt, product designer of a new Bluetooth unit, tells earbud users to “Disentangle from the cumbersome earbud cord; add new functionality to your digital lifestyle.
According to the company’s Kickstarter page, The Elroy Project intends to solve the tangling issues of the traditional earbuds. The company has removed two-thirds of the cord and replaced it with a Bluetooth unit which will securely attach to your clothing.The Bluetooth earbuds will live on “magnetic docking points” where users can store them safely.
Easy to use with multiple devices
In today’s tech savvy world, most people have accumulated an entire collection of devices, and the designers want you to use Elroy with all of them, possibly even simultaneously. Because of this, they have equipped Elroy with Multipoint which allows the user to connect up to 7 devices. Multitasking is made easier with this feature letting the user answer their cell phone while watching a movie on a separate device, or even connecting to 2 phones at once.
The device allows you to easily answer your phone, control volume and advance tracks remotely when it is docked into a speaker system. The Elroy can be used with any earbud or headset that uses a 3.5 mm jack. Workout’s become easier when you remove the annoying cord.
The Elroy Project set an initial goal of $30,000, which would provide enough funding to bring the device to market. Within 8 hours of the campaigns launch, the original goal was reached. According to the company’s campaign page, funds will be used for tooling up the external case, finalizing the PCB engineering, and testing Elroy across all platforms. The company has since increased the goal to $100,000 in order to increase production and make customized earbuds specifically for the Elroy device. The campaign has gained 751 backers and raised $65,507 in pledges so far, and there is still 26 days to go.
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