Phazon Navigates Long Delays, Angry Consumers in Quest to Get to Market
A little over two years ago, Phazon was a little-known company that decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign for their in-development truly wireless earbuds. Founder Chris Houle’s product promised to be the only truly wireless product that didn’t require ear tips and was guaranteed to never fall out. Phazon touted its strength as a waterproof, shockproof, and sweatproof product that provided HD sound quality.
The campaign was a massive success, topping $2.1 million raised before it closed, and Houle even brought the product to our CE Week event in New York City later that summer to show it off to the CE retail crowd. There, it was a recipient of one of our Best in Show awards.
But, in the year and a half since CE Week 2016, Houle and Phazon have been on a tumultuous roller coaster ride as the product has struggled to get to market. As their company blog details, Phazon has had an incredibly rough go trying to find the right manufacturing partner for their technology.