Hy by Third Skin

Concealed wireless earbuds you never have to take off

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Kevin William David
Kevin William DavidHunterHiring@kevin · Community @Siftery. No 1 Hunter on PH🥇
Hy is a pair of wireless audio wearables for music, calls and voice actions, which augment your natural hearing, and last for days. Unlike any other headphone or hearable, Hy is designed to be worn all day, always ready when you want to fade out the world around you and listen to music, make a call or use a voice assistant. Until you switch on Hy's high-efficiency active noise cancellation, it leaves your natural hearing completely unaffected.
Simon Austen
Simon AustenMaker@scausten · Founder, Third Skin
@kwdinc Thanks for hunting us Kevin! Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say about Hy.
Pierce Lohman
Pierce Lohman@pierce_ch · Purchasing manager
@kwdinc Hi, this sounds like a great product. Do you know how I could get in touch with their marketing and purchase team ? I can see some great opportunity for it in Switzerland. It is a country where people are not scared to purchase something new when they know the quality if worth it. Cheers
Simon Austen
Simon AustenMaker@scausten · Founder, Third Skin
Hi product hunters, I'm Si - really excited to be on PH today, and we're here all day to answer any questions you have. Email us at contact@thirdsk.in, follow us on Twitter @thirdskinhy and let us know what you think! Edit: 12 hours in, and like total, supreme idiots, we've realised there's no link to the Kickstarter on this page. Yes, it's available for preorder on Kickstarter! Can we have a do-over? https://www.kickstarter.com/proj...
Tom Pryor
Tom Pryor@tom_pryor
I wish this is what Airpods were
Simon Austen
Simon AustenMaker@scausten · Founder, Third Skin
@tom_pryor Thanks Tom, that's a massive compliment.
Guido Castellanos
Guido Castellanos@castellanosind · Designer, Castellanos Design Co.
This isn't really for me, as I like the fact that standard headphones block external noise. It's a nice idea though. My biggest gripe would be that it is a bit reminiscent of modern hearing aid tech. Are there other designs or concepts in the works? I'm curious to see how this evolves. Good work and good luck with the campaign, ya'll.
Simon Austen
Simon AustenMaker@scausten · Founder, Third Skin
@castellanosind I totally agree, standard headphones have their time and place, but our ANC works really well so should be suitable for most people's ambient environments. Better still, You could wear headphones *over* Hy and take them off when you're done listening. As for the hearing aid thing - this is completely intentional. The form factor is absolutely ideal for headphones. The reason it hasn't been done before is because hearing aids are designed to be worn all day, but with conventional drivers, you have to block your ears to get any bass. That's where our new driver comes in - as far as we know, it's the first time the ergonomic benefits of the hearing aid form factor are possible without sacrificing audio quality.
Simeon Vincent
Simeon Vincent@dotproto · Front End Engineer
@scausten @castellanosind IDK if this is intentional, but I like the idea that this device has the potential to help destigmatize the use of hearing aids.
Caitlin Daily
Caitlin Daily@caitlindaily8 · Customer Support, Promoter.io
I love this idea! So many wireless earbuds are trying to pack a punch, and tend to fail on quality sound due to limited space. I don't mind the "hearing aid" look as it's still discreet, wireless, and could bring a great music experience to my everyday life. Good luck on the project, and let me know if you need any more beta testers ;)
Simon Austen
Simon AustenMaker@scausten · Founder, Third Skin
@caitlindaily8 Thanks :) At this size, it's so hard to get decent bass, so we figured that directly vibrating the ear canal was something to try. Turns out it works really well.