We’re thrilled to share the result of a year of sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee and dozens of lengthy brainstorming sessions — our debut product, Onyx.
The idea behind Onyx was born from Greg & my experiences as emergency responders. During an incident, an emergency responder needs to be able to communicate with the rest of the team without losing focus. The last thing you want is to have your attention pulled away from the scene in an emergency. To make that possible, we rely on two-way radios. They’re bulky, ungainly and cumbersome, but they’re reliable — and that’s what matters when you’re working in life-or-death situations.
But you don’t need to be in a life-or-death situation to appreciate instant communication. Whether you’re juggling grocery bags or working behind the scenes to put on a major event, we wanted to deliver the same effortless user experience to everyone. When people work together, nothing beats actually talking to each other in real-time. So, we set out a little over a year ago to create a wearable device for voice communication — one that lets you stay focused and in the moment.
With Onyx, people can communicate with their teams at the push of a button. It’s lightweight and can be clipped to a shirt, jacket or bag strap so teams can remain connected and engaged wherever they are.
I want to personally thank each of the 24 designers, engineers and artists that have worked so hard to make this dream a reality. Additionally, none of this would have been possible without our PCH Access partnership, which has been invaluable in producing the actual, physical hardware.