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CARD20 TWS earbuds miss Indiegogo stretch goal, will proceed anyway

CARD20 TWS earbuds miss Indiegogo stretch goal, will proceed anyway (Source: Yobybo)
CARD20 TWS earbuds miss Indiegogo stretch goal, will proceed anyway (Source: Yobybo)
Backers are excited that the wireless earbuds are now prime for mass production, but they are also furious about some last minute design changes to the earbuds themselves.
Allen Ngo,

Wireless earbuds have been steadily increasing in popularity due in part to the fact that more and more smartphones are dropping the legacy 3.5 mm audio port. There are now a wide selection of wireless earbuds to choose from beyond the well-known Apple AirPods.

The Card20 wireless earbuds are one such pair. They offer true wireless stereo (TWS) meaning that one earbud (master) will connect to both the source and stream audio to the other earbud (slave) for improved audio quality. The manufacturer is claiming that the Card20 will be the world's thinnest and smallest wireless earbuds in the world once they become available later this year. Indiegogo backers were about $50k shy of the $500k stretch goal last week, but the manufacturer was able to fill in the blank themselves to satisfy the stretch goal.

As sleek as the earbuds may look, backers are currently unhappy about a small change to their design. The manufacturer has decided to print the L and R labels on the outside of the earbuds instead of the inside as originally promised on early prototypes. Vocal backers and venting their frustration on the official comments section about how the visual adjustment "cheapens" the earbuds. It remains to be seen if the makers will acknowledge the push back and adjust the labels prior to mass production.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-02-18 (Update: 2020-02-18)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.