GARY solves a most common problem of any Earphone user – Giving one a relief from struggling with tangled wires.
About this project
Before we decided to make GARY we had it on our minds for quite a while.
Living in a busy city of London , I , as millions of other people of every age and occupation traveled in public transport at least 2-3 times a day.
In order to get away from the noise and spend some quality time listening to a favorite song or an audio book , I of-course used earphones. And every time I hopped on a train or a bus and reached in to my pocket I found my earphones tangled . I bought few average winders over the next few months and couple of Chinese automatic winders with triggers and even branded once ( That actually were same Chinese winders with logo printed ) . Non of them made satisfied : average winder still felt messy in the pocket – automatic winders broke in few weeks , scratched in few days and looked horrible. What they all had in common was low quality and lack of style.
It is then when I thought : This has to be solved ! Millions of people have the same problem every single day. Same as me , thousands of people want to carry a good looking , stylish and quality built device that is easy to use. And everything market has to offer today is a “cheap” looking , glossy plastic winders.
Rest is the history – I got together with my Friend and we did some drawings , Imagined how the ” Earphones best friend ” should look like and feel like, a friend of everyone’s earphones. So we tested different materials and spoke to several manufacturers ,found a the right one for us , sen’t them prototype drawings and agreed upon everything.
So here we are now – presenting GARY to the world !
Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges in all hardware projects, but we are mitigating them by working with some excellent manufacturing consultants.
There are also risks in manufacturing , this is why we will be managing quality control throughout production process.