Night Rhythm audio responsive glow headphones
There’s several areas to cause concern from my POV:
We have a kickstarter campaign who have decided for their main image rather than use a photo of their own product, to just use a stock image from 2013 their EL wire manufacturer has provided.
We have seen alibaba links to headphones that visually are near identical copies to the product shown in the hues section of the campaign, the only difference is the control box which on this kickstarter is black and branded even the earbuds and the earbud hook design match.
However progressing from this point if you look closely at some of the images and video the control boxes do actually match the glow color and are not branded making them an exact match for the alibaba listings
Confusion over Patent
We went from Dave categorically stating they hold a US patent (ref: 62/334,294) in their first response to an hour or so later stating they’d ‘applied’ for a patent which they’d received a letter for two days with a notice of abandonment. which would mean he’d lied There was no explanstipn of what the application even covers, or why for a product dreamt of in 2014 conceived mid 2015 the application was only submitted in mid 2016 .
When we searched online we we couldn’t find the patent application on someone ringing up we were informed there was no patent application with that reference
Previous business in Audio Sector
Whilst I can see Daves other business organic affinity earphones does have a website, they have no contact details on there just a form.
They are also a seller on Amazon with a grand total of 11 reviews (one of which is verified)
David said his company was founded in 2012 yet it wasn’t registered until 2014.
David claimed to have made deals with several large companies to provide headphones including Louis Vuittons but when asked more details could only provide a link to his own design website which provided no detail (affinitydesignlab. Com)
Regarding the Affinity Design Labs website its rather unprofessional for an established audio company who have done deals with so many companies.
When you a domain search on your website for audio lab using https://www.whois.net/ and http://www.netim.com/ you can clearly see the website was only created on 21st September 2015 and updated as recently 22nd September 2016.
Apparent inflated pricing of final product RRP
Regarding the frequency range and technical spec these are marketed as superior sound quality (£80 rrp), whilst you would expect this realistically to suffer slightly for the fashion aspect you would expect the spec to be better than on a set of earbuds tht you can source from china
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