|[February 04, 2014]
Playbutton Corporation and Taida Company LLC Merge to Form Comhear, Inc.
NEW YORK & SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
Playbutton Corporation, an audio wearables company that connects brands
with their customers through their product, the Playbutton™,
and Taida Company LLC, an audio processing and wearables company, today
announced that they have merged to form Comhear, Inc.
Taida produces revolutionary eco-friendly memory bio-foam eartips for
in-ear headsets called EarPuffs®, an over-the-ear bio-foam
headset earpad called EarTOP™, and audio enhancement and immersion
software called KAP™ (Kinetic Audio Processing). Playbutton
is an audio wearables company that creates the Playbutton product, a
patent-protected, fully customizable music player in a branded, wearable
button. The Playbutton is the first product to offer the combination of
a digital audio player combined with HD Audio music in one fashionable
and wearable button.
"We are pleased to be putting together a great combination of talent,
services and products for the digital audio wearables space," said Randy
Granovetter, fouder and CEO of Taida, now CEO of Comhear. "This winning
combination will provide services and products that feel good and sound
According to IMS Research, the wearables market is poised to grow from
14 million devices shipped in 2011 to as many as 171 million units
shipped by 2016. In a more recent estimate, ABI Research (News - Alert) pegs the
wearables market at 485 million annual device shipments by 2018.
"We see this symbiotic merger to be of great value to our business,
clients and shareholders alike," said Adam Tichauer, President of
Playbutton. "We are extremely excited for the future of our new company
and are working to quickly integrate our teams."
Comhear will keep and expand its existing brands, services and products,
including Playbutton, EarPuff and KAP.
About Comhear, Inc.
Founded in 2013 by the former founder and CEO of Jabra (News - Alert), Randy
Granovetter, Comhear, Inc. is a Digital Audio Wearables products,
software, and services company. Its new wearables category is defined as
"In the Service of Sound" and the company produces "Audio that Feels
Good, Sounds Great, and is Good for You!" The company's product lines
include the EarPuff technology based on proprietary patented BioFoam™,
Kinetic Audio Processing (KAP) technology which is a perfect complement
to EarPuff, and its Playbutton line of products. For more information,
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