Jawbone may be liquidating, but three of its ideas live on
The manufacturer of the portable jaw has initiated settlement procedures, according to the information technology website Thursday, citing a person close to the jaw. Founded in 1999, the jaw has been one of the first pioneers to carry Bluetooth, even before the term “wearable” is widespread.
Despite his death, it is now possible – the company declined to comment on several applications CNBC – Innovations jaw is alive and can extract future economic value.
Many of its products have integrated technologies to eliminate noise developed internally the military quality of the jaw.
The company’s patent portfolio may be worth 12 to 15 million and could be useful for tech giants like Google, Apple and Samsung, David Pratt, general manager of patent valuation company M-CAM International CNBC and CNBC partner In the IQ index of 100, wrote in an email to CNBC.
With a value of up to 3 billion, jaw has attracted big names as venture capitalists Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz; Her painting features Marissa Mayer.
And it left a lasting impact on consumer technology. Where the company really made a name for itself was in a portable and portable technology. Here are three appliances that has created the jaw, which for some time have been designed in an innovative way and overcome many other consumer technology companies.
A portable Bluetooth headset, the jaw wore a sleek design at a time when most headphones shivered business that could not hear or included a long expansion to receive better sound.
The jaw had a textured exterior designed by Yves Béhar and included a patented noise canceling technology. Jaw bone has become so closely associated with the company, then called Aliph, that they finally took their name from this and they become jaw bone.
The company helped launch the portable speaker market with the Jambox, a portable speaker that connects wirelessly to mobile phones and sound quality combined with a so-called noise canceling technology called their experience in Bluetooth headsets .
The unit worked entirely from an internal battery (an innovation at the time), connected via Bluetooth was designed to be small enough to pull into a bag and could even receive calls.
She distinguished herself in a sea of bulky, heavy skirts with a unique design and different colors that “immediately spoke to the consumer,” said Bob Hoyler, research analyst at Euromonitor International.
“It certainly was not the first, but it’s the one that brought the product to the mass market.”
Quijada has followed an iteration in design, eventually launching the Big Jambox and Mini Jambox, but the market soon became saturated due to the established manufacturers have released their own vision on the portable speaker, including Bose and Beats by Dre , Now owned by Apple.