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UNBOUND
TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS

UNBOUND TW Earbuds have a simple and ergonomic design, are a comfort on users' ears and provide a passive noise isolating feature through the flexible ear tips.

Published at 2018 CES

© Merkury Innovations 2017

 

BUILT-IN FLEXIBLE

USB CONNECTOR

 

CHARGING CASE WITH A BUILT-IN USB CONNECTOR

 

UNBOUND TW Earbuds deliver 2 1/2 hours play time and an extra 12+ hours from the Power case. The portable power case has the BUILT-IN FLEXIBLE USB CHARGING CONNECTOR, which allows users to be free from carrying an extra cable. 

90mAh BATTERY

+ COMFORT & FLEXIBLE CABLE

POGO PINS

+ MAGNETS

+ SNAP-IN DOCKING

EXTENDED BATTERY + DOCKING CLIP

 

The extended Battery cable provides extra 4-5 hours of play time, and the exclusive docking clip systems bring several benefits for users. Unlike most true wireless earbuds including Apple Airpods that can’t be used when charging, this extended battery cable allows users to continue listening or calling while being charged. The Pogo pins in the docking clips deliver electrical power from the extended battery to the earbuds. In addition, the magnets on the clips of the extended battery cable allow functionality in which they can be connected, while still hanging on the user’s neck when it is not being used.

PROCESS

COMPETETIONS

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IDEATION SKETCHES

PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

What problems make people dislike true wireless earbuds?

1. Lack of battery life
2. Need a charging cable

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PROBLEM 1
Lack of battery life

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SOLUTION:
Extended battery w/ cable

BENEFITS OF THE EXTENDED CABLE

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True Wireless

Additional Playtime 

from the extra battery

Built-in magnets allow users put the two docking clips together and wear like a neckband.

Easy carry and keep the earbuds together around your neck

PROBLEM 2:
Need a charging cable w/ case

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SOLUTION
Built-in USB cable

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

IDEATION IN CAD

3D MOCKUP MODELS

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USER TEST
Ergonomic and Function

 

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