Wow - 10 years! What a long way we have come! Anniversaries are always a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future, so today we want to celebrate our ten years of achievements with you, our loyal AfterShokz fans.
Since our very first day, as pioneers of bone-conduction open-ear design, we have strived to make listening to music a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable experience in our daily lives. And as the growing number of users around the world enjoying their music, podcasts, radio, and calls without cutting themselves off from their surroundings shows, we are succeeding!
Music plays an important role in our lives and in our communities. Music brings people together, and it inspires and motivates. Music provides the soundtrack of our parties and it is where we turn to for comfort when we feel down. AfterShokz believes that music is the perfect partner to every moment of our lives - because life is better with music and you!
Running, swimming, cycling to the beat. Listening to our favorite tracks helps us to push on and find pleasure in our training and exercise. Music can even help us perform better, encouraging us to tackle new challenges and push our bodies further.
A study led by sports psychologist C.I. Karageorghis in 2010 states that music can improve athletic performance in two ways: it can either delay fatigue or increase work capacity. According to this study, the effects of music lead to “higher-than-expected levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength.”
One AfterShokz user, Chris from Scotland, even told us that music helped him succeed in his first-ever race, "thanks to my decision to wear Aeropex during the 3-hours' race playing my favorite rhythms, I was able to make the finish line!" It brings us joy to know that AfterShokz helped him reach his goal!
Sometimes the working day can drag, our tasks feel repetitive and our brain starts to feel foggy and slow. As with sports, music has the power to uplift us, renew our energy, and help us engage better in our work.
Research has shown that music in the workplace has the potential to create a more upbeat, relaxing, and positive working environment. Consequently, it makes employees feel more engaged in collaboration with colleagues and their interaction with customers or clients.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how people communicate from face-to-face to online. In today’s office, we spend a lot more of our time on video calls but we still need to be able to hear what is happening around us. This is why we developed OpenComm, so it’s great to hear from Mr. Mizuoka when he says that OpenComm makes his day easier and helps him find balance and even moments of rest within his busy schedule. “I can listen to my music to help me relax but my ears are still open to hearing my colleagues and boss. It makes me feel more organized in dealing with my job”.
Music is with us in every part of our lives. Music can have a huge effect on how we feel, it even changes our mood. We all have our favorite tracks we turn to when we want to relax at the end of a tough day or feel energized before heading out with friends in the evening.
Finding the right tunes can help make mundane tasks easier. OpenMove user Lena from Frankfurt says music helps her get her jobs done faster, while still keeping an ear out for her children. "OpenMove makes music and housework easy, I love to leave more time for my babies!"
Our first ten years of AfterShokz has been one of a continuous effort to make the best bone conduction headphones and perfect the listening experience, so you can carry music with you in every part of your life. From our flagship model, Aeropex designed for professional sports, to the entry-level model OpenMove for daily use and a business model OpenComm, our aim has always been to elevate the listening experience. We want listening to music to be comfortable, enjoyable, and above all else, safe.
Headphones don’t need to cancel out the world around you, AfterShokz believes in a different vision of the future, a future where people are free to enjoy their music and still engage in their surroundings.
Thank you for sharing your day with AfterShokz and for being a part of our journey.
Life is better with music and you!