Fabricate Incorporated will launch a crowdfunding campaign (April 4) to fund the production of magnetic clips with an adjustable strap designed for use with Apple’s AirPods. Nearbuds for AirPods can be conveniently stored for busy lifestyles, and ensure that you will never lose an expensive AirPod.
Canadian entrepreneur Luke MacKay came up with the concept back in January, 2017. Nearbuds for AirPods were born out of his fear of losing his Apple AirPods while on the go, and the frustration of never being certain where he’d left them in his house. The idea grew from an overfunded Kickstarter campaign of his back in 2014, where he launched his first product called, simply: “Nearbuds”. Nearbuds are magnetic clips designed for Apple’s wired EarPods, and they’ve been featured on Trendhunter.com, CoolBusinessIdeas.com and MajorHiFi.com, to name a few.
“With Nearbuds, we got the bright idea to attach magnets to the earbud and jack pieces of our EarPods. That way, we could fasten all three components together to stash them in a pocket or backpack, or just stick them to our fridge or a desk lamp at home. We also loved the idea of wearing them necklace style when we didn’t want them in our ears. This is the same innovative functionality that we’ve introduced to Apple’s new wireless AirPods.” said Luke.
Nearbuds for AirPods are made from powerful Neodymium magnets and durable, malleable plastics. Fabricate Inc. used “Snap-On” technology in their designs to ensure that no glues were required in the manufacturing process. This means the magnets will never come apart from their housings.
The Nearbuds for AirPods campaign will launch on the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, on April 4th, 2017 for a 35-day campaign. The campaign is looking to raise CA $25,000 (approx. $18,500 USD) by May 8, 2017. Perks include a special early bird price of a set of Nearbuds for AirPods for CA $25 (approx. $18.50 USD), as well as including bonus sets of the original Nearbuds, which are market-ready to deliver worldwide as soon as the campaign finishes. All products are designed in Canada.
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