Before I decided to make GARY we had it on our minds for quite a while. Living in a busy city of London, I, as millions of other people of every age and occupation traveled in public transport at least 2-3 times a day.
In order to get away from the noise and spend some quality time listening to a favorite song or an audio book, I of-course used earphones. And every time I hopped on a train or a bus and reached in to my pocket I found my earphones tangled. I bought few average winders over the next few months and couple of Chinese automatic winders with triggers and even branded once (That actually were same Chinese winders with logo printed). Non of them made satisfied: average winder still felt messy in the pocket – automatic winders broke in few weeks, scratched in few days and looked horrible. What they all had in common was low quality and lack of style.
It is then when I thought: This has to be solved! Millions of people have the same problem every single day. Same as me, thousands of people want to carry a good looking, stylish and quality built device that is easy to use. And everything market has to offer today is a “cheap” looking, glossy plastic winders.
Rest is the history – I got together with my Friend and we did some drawings, imagined how the “Earphones best friend” should look like and feel like, a friend of everyone’s earphones. So we tested different materials and spoke to several manufacturers, found the right one for us, sent them prototype drawings and agreed upon everything. So here we are now – presenting GARY to the world!
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