Devise a hybrid solution that functions as both a headphone and a neckphone, designed especially for use in micro-mobility, fitting all the components together and maintaining the ideal volume for the product.
This project involves several of our teams, who start working on the design of the brand while, in parallel, the conceptual design of the physical product is being considered. During engineering we managed to maintain the high acoustic quality standards certified by SoundHubDenmark.
With this project, Circulr Sound presents its first patented open sound technology, which allows the micromobility user to safely and legally enjoy music, calls, podcasts and audiobooks with non-invasive sound in their environment while wearing the device as a neckphone around their neck.
Minimalist and sober aesthetics, without renouncing a great engineering and development challenge.
When the design came to engineering, we initially considered implementing a dual driver, but through component optimisation and technological research we were able to create a single custom driver that offers the full spectrum of acoustic waveforms to ensure optimal performance for both headphone and neckphone, while maintaining high acoustic quality standards certified by Sound Hub Denmark engineers.
The project also included the design of the digital product. To control the device, we designed a seamless digital experience with a simple look and feel that does not compromise on functionality. Through its app, users can listen to their favourite music in different sound modes and optimise them with Artificial Intelligence.
Hybrid headphone and neckphone solution
Design for safe micro-mobility
For sharing audio in a team or on the move
Possibility of integration of virtual assistants
2-way security system to protect the ears
The device features a minimalist and sober aesthetic; optimised usability through configurable buttons; interchangeable earpads; splashproof sealing; integration of virtual assistants such as Alexa or Google, and a 2-way security system with internal sensor to avoid exposing the ears to too high a volume. The natural rotation of the headphones when placed in neckphone mode enables a confirmation button that allows the user to activate this mode. This same internal rotation sensor deactivates the increased sound necessary in a neckphone to return directly to headphone mode.
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