SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - ZipBuds, the creator of inspired audio experiences, today announced the launch of its new Catalyst wireless earbuds on Kickstarter. ZipBuds is demonstrating Catalyst in Hardware Alley during TechCrunch Disrupt.
Catalyst earbuds blend functionality and style for a superior listening experience, and were designed using input from top engineers, audiologists, and fashion bloggers. To combat the typical discomfort of standard industry earbuds, Catalyst features 144 unique combinations of stabilizers and eartips for a true custom fit. The earbuds are ergonomically designed with a "weightless" stabilization system that removes the stress off the ears. In addition, Catalyst is completely coated with ZipBuds' proprietary hydrophobic technology to repel water and sweat.
"Water damage is the number one reason other earbuds break. We wanted to design earbuds that can stand up to your toughest, most intense workout sessions," said Robin DeFay, CEO and Co-Founder of ZipBuds. "But while Catalyst is durable, it's also beautifully designed -- it's proof that sports earbuds don't need to look like sports earbuds."
Catalyst creates a superior listening experience using a unique, precision-tuned hybrid driver system comprised of balanced armature drivers, which isolate high-end frequencies, and dynamic drivers, which isolate low frequencies and mimic a built-in subwoofer. In addition, Catalyst can power users up to 2.5 times longer than other wireless earbuds, with 15 hours of talk and playtime and over 400 hours on standby. Users also have the option of an extra battery pack that magnetically clips on for extra juice.
"Catalyst is defining the next generation of wireless earbuds by addressing the market's current challenges with comfort, durability, battery life, and style," said Ryan Heil, CMO of ZipBuds. "It's truly the ultimate, immersive listening experience."
Catalyst is available to back on Kickstarter today. Early backers can benefit from Super Early Bird pricing of $149, which represents a 40% discount off projected retail value. Additional backing options are available here: http://1.trcklaun.ch/zipbuds/
ZipBuds was born in 2009 out of an ardent love for music and a passion to create smarter solutions for the earbud industry. Since then, ZipBuds has introduced three new technologies and eight new earbud and headphone lines, created by sourcing high quality materials from six different countries around the world. ZipBuds products are impeccably designed using insights from the world's top audio engineers and industry-leading manufacturers.
For more information, visit www.zipbuds.com.