Streaming services like Spotify helped lay groundwork for the recent influx of new streaming services, including Apple’s upcoming Beats service and Jay Z’s Tidal venture. While on-demand music streaming is great and can conveniently work across a host of devices, most streaming services require an Internet connection to work, sometimes resulting in a subpar listening experience.
Aivvy Q is a wireless Bluetooth headphone set which can provide up to 40 hours of continuous music playback, all without needing an Internet connection. Touted as headphones capable of tapping into the “Internet of Things”, Aivvy Q is essentially a self-learning music player: a user can swipe its side to skip a track, tap to favorite a track, or rotate the channel ring in order to change the genre or playlist. Sensors within the product learn which tracks are preferred, thereby making sure the music being played is always relevant and enjoyable.
When on Wi-Fi, Aivvy Q can wirelessly upload favorited tracks, auto-create playlists, and download new music and recommendations from the Aivvy Q cloud. The Aivvy Q cloud itself contains 40 million songs in 320 kbps-quality, thus ensuring that users will not be in want of music to listen to. When not connected to a Wi-Fi network, all of user’s favorite songs can be played directly from Aivyy Q’s 32GB of storage. To round out the package, Aivvy Q can also be used as a pair of traditional headphones, complete with noise cancellation features to boot.
Aivvy Q headphones can be had for $299, with an expected delivery date of October 2015. The Aivvy Q team is looking to raise $125,000 in funding by April 25.
Crowdfunding has birthed a diverse array of novel streaming solutions, all with the aim of making it easier for people to rock out to what that want. Streamz tried something similar, but didn’t cache the music — an integral part of what helps make Aivvy Q work so well. Those interested in Aivvy Q will also dig the Prizm for their home music needs.