Podbudy is an easy way to convert your earphones to sports earphones when you workout, so they never fall out!

Comfortech Technology December 12, 2017 at 11:21 am
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Podbudy keeps your earbuds securely in place while you run, train, dance, groove, or take over the world!

With a stylish, comfortable and easy-to-use design, Podbudy fits snugly around your ears, and adapts to hold to your earbuds, so that they never move and distract you from your workout again. No more earphone hassles while on the move!

Say Goodbye to Wayward Earbuds…

Do what you love while you listen to what you love!

Think of Podbudy as your own little ear helper. Pick your favorite color, adjust for a personalized fit, and get moving!

How about some Taekwondo flying kicks to challenge Podbudy?

The dance dare wasn’t wild enough for you? Here’s Taekwondo athlete, Samery Moras putting Podbudy through some mean moves. Can Podbudy hold firm? Check it out!

Is it a fashion accessory? Is it a fitness accessory? It’s Podbudy!

Silvia Kal here totally owns her neighborhood LA street jogging with her Podbudy, and she is loving it. We are too! A functional problem-solving accessory that also makes a mini fashion statement. Give it up for Podbudy!

This is what an uninterrupted workout looks like!

Caite Moon enjoys her everyday fitness regimen, and she’s loving how Podbudy makes it easy to get her workout done. Wanna know what an uninterrupted work out looks like? Here you go!

Do your earbuds fall out while working out? How does Podbudy feel? Would you consider buying it? – New Yorkers’ verdict!

Watch as we approach people in Central Par NYC, to try Podbudy and give their feedback, including a spirited dance student who does an impromptu cartwheel to see if her earbuds stay in with Podbudy!

Podbudy secures your earphones in two seconds!

Check out this thorough review of Podbudy with cool visuals from Youtube Tech Review channel Smart Tech 

Podbudy is an easy to use earbud holder that’s comfortable, lightweight and fits around your favorite earbuds so you don’t have to fork out extra money for a sport-specific pair. Podbudy adjusts to fit snugly around your ears, and adapts to any type of earphones, keeping them exactly where you want them.

You’d think designing and creating something as simple as Podbudy would be easy. Well, it wasn’t! The current prototype is the 22nd generation of Podbudy (and the 8th generation of the Podbudy pocket case) that we’ve made since the sketches were first drawn in November 2016. Take a peek at how Podbudy evolved to its current incarnation.

My name is Shiva Palani, founder of Comfortech, and creator of Podbudy. I started working on Podbudy because I’m one of those for whom earphones never stay in. Between the frosty weather, a busy work schedule, and plain laziness, listening to music is often my only motivation to get out the door for a run. And when I lost my brand new wireless earbuds on a run one cold winter morning of 2016, it felt like adding insult to injury. I then discovered it was a common experience for almost anyone, the constant battle to keep earphones in when you worked out. Frustrated with solutions available in the market, I set out to create a product that worked with any earphone you own and held firm no matter how hard you train or how fast you move. I wanted a solution to keep my earbuds secure that wasn’t only functional, but beautiful as well.
It was a simple problem that needed a simple solution. How difficult can creating an earphone holder that holds earphone be, right?  I didn’t know it then, but that winter morning of 2016 set me on a year-long journey to create that simple product, eventually working with over 30 talented and gifted professionals from 5 countries with a myriad of expertise each adding their color and brush stroke to the canvas, building friendships, forging partnerships, turning strangers into test users anywhere I can find them, turning friends into investors ponying up their savings, and turning family into earliest backers, getting here as we launch Podbudy on Kickstarter has been an exhilarating journey! Here’s a recap of how our year looked like, from the initial sketches to the pre-production run, creating Podbudy!

Podbudy is a passion project. We saw a common frustration in the world and we are so excited to be able to help solve it. Kickstarter is a community of passionate people who come together with creators to bring new and innovative products to life. By launching on Kickstarter, the base camp of passionate and creative folks, we hope to make Podbudy a reality together with you.

We’ve invested an enormous amount of time and our own finances on research, development, sourcing, prototyping, and testing. Being on Kickstarter allows us to get an idea of quantities and production before officially pushing the product out into the world. To take Podbudy to mass production, we need to make four auto-molds. Your support will help us go for this final tooling and kick Podbudy into production.  

We’re in the final stage of this journey and we need your help to get over the last hump and make Podbudy a reality. Please back us now to help bring Podbudy to the world! Thanks for your support in making our dreams come true.

 …But Wait, There’s More!

In case you need another reason to back us today, we have teamed up with our Campaign Partners  Fit Radio, RockMyRun and Runtastic, to make your Podbudy experience truly off the charts! 

Our Campaign Partners apps and Podbudy are made for each other, so you can be sure your brand new Podbudy will elevate your workout time from the get, set, go!

Podbudy is available for the first time ever on Kickstarter. Be a part of our launch story! Back Podbudy now to get special prices and rewards only available here.

Go ahead and tell your friends about our campaign page so we can create Podbudy together! And we will reward you for help spreading the word!

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Risks and challenges

Through extensive product development in close collaboration with our production advisors, manufacturer and material suppliers, we have streamlined Podbudy’s design inside and out to optimize manufacturing efficiency. We made a soft tooling pre-production run this fall to verify the manufacturability of our design, and field tested the samples with beta users. Podbudy is production ready, and we are confident in the quality and efficiency of Podbudy, and in our preparedness and capability to deliver the product in the timeline laid out.

Our QA team is in place to personally check every shipment that will go out to make sure all backers receive the product without any defaults.

The challenge, therefore, will not be the production side, but mostly the fulfillment side, outside of USA. To eliminate any obstacles on this aspect, we are working with an undisclosed fulfillment partner who will handle the shipping and distribution of Podbudy to our backers worldwide, door to door. We are confident that with their expertise and efficiency, and the extensive worldwide network of couriers partners at their disposal, we will be able to get Podbudy to you without any hiccups, and avoiding any additional customs charge to our international backers. As the campaign progresses and we get a sense of where are backers are, we will be drop-testing to those locations to eliminate any surprises and make sure our fulfillment is a well-oiled machine.

Even the best efforts sometimes hit a snag. We are committed to transparency on all aspects of our product, project and its delivery to you. So, if for some reason we run into an issue or have a delay, we will let all of our backers know immediately and solve the problem as fast as humanly possible.

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