In November 2014, Wenqing Yan and Victoria Hu of Axent Wear successfully funded their unique glowing over-ear headphones with adorable cat ear speakers through Indiegogo. Now, one year later, Axent Wear teamed up with the unique gift retailer Brookstone to manufacture, distribute and handle all customer service issues regarding the headphones. The headphones also got a bit of a redesign and are currently available for purchase. Founder Wenqing Yan visited the Brookstone headquarters earlier this year.
This week I was able to visit Brookstone in New Hampshire to personally test out the latest headphones prototype and to give feedback on how to improve for the next prototype. We heard everyone’s feedback on the last post and we completely agree with the changes that need to be made, such as color, brighter lights, and a less bulky frame. Please understand that the prototypes are not what the final product will look like, and we will be actively improving each prototype we make. In this second version of the prototype, we’ve already improved many details, such as the colors and added the detachable gaming boom mic. With each iteration, it will look better and better!
images via Axent Wear