ONANOFF Launches BuddyPhones® School+ And Cosmos+ (For Kids)
Children are spending more time than ever before on their smart phones and devices, meaning that the brand new wireless BuddyPhones® for kids, – are the perfect solution when it comes to ear-protection.
The wireless BuddyPhones® School+ comes with three SafeAudio® settings to choose from: 94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode, and 75dB ToddlerMode. ONANOFF‘s patented StudyMode® helps to isolate voices from other sounds, producing crisper, clearer vocals that helps young scholars to focus when studying or watching lessons.
Packed with cool features, the detachable beam microphone provides maximum quality voice recording during online chats and lessons, with a passive noise cancellation that picks up the child’s voice clearly, AND minimises distracting background noises. The beam mic can be easily detached when it’s not needed, – to enhance portability (and for compact storage for travel).
Designed to be long-lasting, the headband size can be adjusted to grow with the child. The headphones are wireless with a reach of up to 20 meters, and a 20-hour battery lifetime. Sharing one device is made possible with the BuddyLink, – making them idea for group projects at school, or for listening to music with siblings (or gaming).
The BuddyPhones® School+ wireless is fitted with replaceable ear cushions made from hypo-allergenic, sweat-resistant fabric, so that they can be worn for long periods of time in extreme comfort. Whilst travelling, they can be folded and stored in the supplied travel bag for easy storage and added security. The product is available in Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue, and Snow White.
ONANOFF has also launched the BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ wireless active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones, which uses a built-in, always on, sound control circuit to cap the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization. BuddyPhones® are tailor-made for kids to be the toughest, safest sound solutions available.
With a slew of new audio features and fun designs, the range of colours includes: Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue, and Snow White.
The BuddyPhones Cosmos+ introduces an upgrade to ONANOFF’s flagship wireless kid’s headphone(s), with a high-quality, detachable boom mic, and three SafeAudio® settings to choose from: 94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode, and 75dB ToddlerMode (the headphones can be tailored to the child’s needs and their environment).
The BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ boast a 24-hour battery life for wireless use or a wired connection option. The Cosmos+ features new, more durable designs, a travel case for easy transport, and a fun, eye-catching design, – that uses a process called “In Mold Design” to produce intricate artwork on the ear cups (with a premium finish that’s truly scratch-resistant).
ONANOFF® is an Icelandic-originated audio company that creates award-winning audio products that meets a wide range of listening needs. They’re best-known for initiating and advancing the kids audio category with BuddyPhones®, – the world’s leading kids headphones.
Pétur Ólafsson Founded ONANOFF® with Bjarki Garðarsson in 2014. Pétur Ólafsson is the CEO and the overall brand leader, whilst Bjarki Garðarsson is on operation as the CFO.
The birth of BuddyPhones happened in 2014, when Bjarki’s wife phoned Pétur in Paris to ask about kids headphones. They studied the market, but they couldn’t find any brands for kids. They also noticed the rise in children using smart phones and devices.
Combined with statistics coming out of the US stating that 12.5% of kids under the age of 16 had direct hearing damage from using earbuds (or because their headphones were too loud), it was obvious that something needed to change: “headphones for kids have gone from being simple entertainment devices to becoming essential educational tools through COVID times, transforming the industry of SafeAudio® for kids,” said Pétur Ólafsson, the CEO at ONANOFF.
This year, the brand won a Good Housekeeping Award, under the parenting category.