Audiowings

Smart headphones for music lovers on the move

Streaming Music.
No Wires.
No Phone.

Disrupting the music experience.

Bristol-based tech- and luxury-goods company Audiowings came to us with a disruptive concept of smart headphones that stream music directly from users’ favourite streaming service – iTunes, Deezer or Spotify – eliminating the need for wires or a smartphone.

Streaming music, directly to the headphones using 3G and 4G. No more wires.

The company’s mission was to present its idea to Richard Branson in the Virgin Pioneers Pitch to Rich campaign – and it needed a prototype.

Bringing the
Concept to Life

Premium design for discerning customers

Our rapid, accurate sketching brought the concept to life, but it was the 3D-printed Audiowings prototype that gave the company the confidence to stand in front of Richard Branson to pitch the luxury headphones.

What set Audiowings apart was the users’ ability to cache favourite songs at home over wi-fi or use mobile data to stream live.

A jog wheel on the premium headphones controls volume and song selection, while the touch-based interface gives voice and haptic feedback, facilitating music interaction without a phone nearby.

Audiowings won the competition

“A fantastic product with lots of potential” Sir Richard Branson

Set to disrupt the UK tech industry, Audiowings won the People’s Award in 2014’s Pitch to Rich, giving the company an excellent start in the £4 billion global headphone market, 40% of which is in the premium headphone market, where Audiowings has its home.

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We can build complex electro-mechanical prototypes, PCBs, test rigs and bespoke devices. All of our prototyping and assembly is done in-house.

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Workshops

I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Workshops

We can help you find new opportunities. We run design sprints and idea generation workshops with you and your stakeholders along with our key technical and creative people.

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Research

We can help you with the application of science, design and engineering. We build technical demonstrators and lab test bench devices to test, demonstrate and validate new ways of doing things.

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Design

We can help you develop new products, embedded systems and software. We are a broad and experienced team of designers, engineers, electronic engineers and software developers.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Prototypes

We can build complex electro-mechanical prototypes, PCBs, test rigs and bespoke devices. All of our prototyping and assembly is done in-house.

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Manufacture

No problem, we help build entire supply chains for our clients. We can help with all forms of manufacture, inspection, assembly, certification and shipping.

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Confidential

No problem, we do it all the time. Get in touch and we will sign your NDA or send you our standard template. We can then discuss your project in confidence.

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions

Let’s have a chat

Here are some conversation starters!
Workshops

I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions