In this congested world of technology, it’s the subtle features that make the difference between a gadget being overlooked or embraced by the masses. Get out of the way, Beats by Dre: Axent Wear may have found the next big niche in the audio headgear world with these cat ear headphones. Bask in their glory:
Axent Wear’s Indiegogo campaign to make these kicked off yesterday with their initial funding goal being set at $250,000. As of the writing of this story, the campaign has currently received $314,630. I’m sure if I wanted to be obsessive compulsive and refresh the Indiegogo page, that figure would be substantially higher.
It’s pretty clear to see that these are destined to be a hot commodity in the nerd-verse. I mean, come on, the thing has external speakers installed into cat ears! Any mention of the word cat warrants a 90% definitive purchase of anything involved, and those numbers are amplified when you take my fashion and daily music consumption into account. Outside of the fact that the headphones are straight up kawaii as f***, they also boast quite a viable feature as well, allowing folks without headphones to enjoy tunes with the external speakers. The core specifications of these may not live up to any hardcore audiophile’s expectations, but again: who cares? They’re cat ears!
Do these Axent Wear headphones look like something you can rock when you’re out and about? Drop your thoughts into the comments below.