DesignEdge Cambridge Ltd carried out work for Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd (QTIL). on the industrial design and new product architecture of Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo technology implemented into an innovative earbud, designed to eliminate the need for wires and offer users a wire-free stereo audio experience. The DesignEdge team worked iteratively supporting QTIL to develop a multitude of rapid 3D prototypes to refine and improve user fit, and help to meet the challenges in combining ergonomics, aesthetics and comfort within a densely populated and extremely compact form factor. The result is a feature-rich, wireless earbud with an even simpler pairing experience when connecting to mobile devices, designed to reduce power consumption by up to 65 percent for voice call and music streaming while helping to deliver a superior acoustic qualities.

We engaged DesignEdge Cambridge Ltd over the course of three iterations of our in-ear headsets (our Biometric headset, Qualcomm TrueWireless Earbuds and sports wired version of the Qualcomm TrueWireless Earbuds). Our engagement lasted several months and resulted in the production of three form factors for our projects for our internal use during which time DesignEdge provided us with extremely valuable technical guidance, design help and support for our projects. We unveiled the headsets at CES in January 2018 and they have since received positive recognition in the market.”

Nicolas Graube | VP Technology | Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd