Podcasts have suddenly become more popular over the past couple of years. The pandemic has made people yearn for more quality content that they can listen to instead of watch. We have seen several podcasts gain popularity and some social media influencers have simply decided to do podcasts instead of vlogging.
We understand the convenience of a podcast because you can just listen to one while doing other things. And with the popularity of wireless headphones, it has become more accessible and efficient to simply listen to audio content without having to look at a screen. We know what a rabbit hole browsing the internet on your smartphone can be.
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A solution to this minor problem is this Buddy concept. It is an audio device that allows you to listen to pure audio. Media consumption is even changing with all the technological advances. This Buddy just lets you focus on audio without checking your other mobile apps.
Some people just want to listen to music or audio without being disturbed by smartphone notifications. People on the go may also want to listen to podcasts without taking out their phone. Listening to audio can relieve stress because you can listen to podcasts, audiobooks, lectures, or even ASMR. It’s like stepping back to the days when radios and walkmans were popular. It might be the inspiration, but imagine those times when life was less stressful – pure bliss.
Buddy allows consumption of pure audio content. It’s a way to concentrate without being disturbed by visual elements. The Buddy is an accessory that can easily be folded and installed on the phone. The idea is that it runs on the Naver platform so you can check out original content, popular playlists, and more. It is still managed on a compatible app under the Management page.
The idea is that Buddy works when combined with the smartphone, the lock screen changes. It works over NFC and plays audio content or a playlist in the slot. You can move to another page or screen until the contact is deleted. You have to move the dial.
The Buddy allows you to skip to the previous/next song or rewind/forward 30 seconds. There is a dial to change the audio slot, Play/Stop and three audio slots. It works with Bed Buddy, so you can listen indoors as it works as a wireless speakerphone and charging bed. Place the phone on Bed Buddy when you want to listen to audio while you are also in bed, but want to get away from the phone. It’s really a challenge to be away from the screen, but this buddy can help you and me. This pure audio content device can be useful, especially for people who can’t seem to part with their mobile devices.