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California based HIODY hitches Music with Fashion

HIODY is a unique Hoodie project, which comes with removable speakers attached to a hoodie. Users can enjoy music in fashionable way.

Several startups came up with unique ideas that were never tested before. HIODY is a similar project on Kickstarter, which unites music with fashion. It is a crowd funded project that offers a hoodie with speakers embedded in it. A cabling system lets users connect any smart phone and the speakers attached in the hood. The startup, owing to its interesting fusion, is gathering a lot of interest on Kickstarter. To connect, you just have to place your smartphone in the front pocket. Connect it with either AUX cable or Bluetooth, and activate the speakers. Button at the center allows skipping music, receiving or rejecting calls.


At times wearing headphones get inconvenient due to messed up cables, hampering your movement. Bluetooth can eliminate this. HIODY, a fusion of hood and speakers, eradicates both this problems, making listening to music more comfortable. Two speakers are placed in the hood, inside tiny pockets. These tiny speakers are so arranged, so as to come directly above your ear, when you cover your head with the hood. In case you want to stop listening just shift the hood back. This will give you more insight on how HIODY works:

HIODY 1.0 from Emanuele Rubino on Vimeo.

It is a very convenient way to listen to music. It does not require extra space or messed up wires. In addition to listening to music, HIODY also has a feature of receiving or making calls. The project has pledged to collect $45,000 and has been able to gather $6,137 in last 56days.

How HIODY can be useful?

HIODY is world’s first hoody with music and Bluetooth. High output 2″ 1/4 speaker produces decent sound quality. Ultra sensitive microphone allows to clear mic quality while talking with others on the phone. Control button makes Hiody much easier to use. Users don’t require to remove their phone and change songs. The control button is smartly designed to manage music and calls as well. It helps to adjust the volume level, change songs and pick calls.

Competing projects?

A similar project ‘Smart Hoodie’ was showcased in Forbes in 2014. It is an unique wearable garments with sensors. Aiming to be future of communication, it can send text messages just by using simple gestures. A glimpse of Smart Hoodie by Rucha Patwardhan can be seen in the below video.

Smart Hoodie is designed to send text messages with a simple gesture. The project never came out on crowd funding platforms. But the concept brings a smart way to communication using a wearable garment. It is a bright concept. Sending a instant text message through a wearable can ease the way we text. This can be later embedded to multiple clothes type as well.

Earboxwear is another smart hoodie that has speaker in it. Another one is Hoodiebuddie. it also brings a similar concept of adding headphones inside hoodie. The headphones comes with HB supersound that deliver great sound quality. It also has integrated mic and is washable.

We had already seen a few projects that are converting a hoodie into something more. Till yet HIODY is something more fashionable. The best part about this project is embedded control buttons that allows users to change songs and manage calls. A common but essential feature. HIODY also keeps the entire mic and speaker accessory separate. So that it won’t get damage while washing.


  • HIODY is a unique hoodie embedded with speakers inside.
  • You can connect your Smartphone with Bluetooth or AUX and enjoy music or calls with comfort. 
  • HIODY removes the issue of manual control on music or phone calls.

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