Wearhaus Arc, the world’s first social headphones, announced on Tuesday it has reached its crowdfunding campaign goal of $75k and officially started production. The Arc uses Bluetooth technology to bring a more tangible personal experience back to music discovery.
Founder of Wearhaus Arc, Nelson Zhang noted, “We believe that music is meant to be shared and we’re so glad to find that thousands of people agree. We’ll be keeping out backers up to date on the production process throughout the summer – you’ll be with us every step of the way!”
Elegantly designed with quality audio in mind and born out of the PCH International Highway 1 incubator, the Arc is a wireless headset that allows users to dynamically share music with any other Arc users in their vicinity via smartphone app.
As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the Arc headphones provide superior sound quality and a design that is both minimalist and customizable. Each earcup features an iconic, ring-shape backlight that can be set to any color via the mobile app; when other people tune in to your music, their lights pulse with the same color – a visual cue to tell who’s listening with you. A capacitive touch panel allows you to easily control volume, playback, and sharing with simple gestures. Another interesting feature, is other Arc wearers tune in to your music, their own headphone pulse with the same color – a visual cue to show you who’s listening with you. Users can also control volume and playback using a capacitive touch panel on the sides of the headset itself.
The social aspect is controlled using the Wearhaus app for iOS or Android. The app will display the songs and profiles of any Arc-listeners in the immediate vicinity. To listen in, simply tap on someone’s song, and you’ll sync up to their audio experience. Privacy settings are available; users can choose to broadcast their songs to anyone interested, to friends only, or to turn off music sharing entirely.
Wearhaus Arc will be available on its website discounted at $149.99 until June 7th, when the preorder price will be set at $179.99.
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