Nuheara IQbuds² MAX Recognized Among TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020

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November 19, 2020

Perth, Australia based, Nuheara has been recognized as one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020 for it’s hearable technology – IQbuds² MAX.

The original IQbuds were launched in 2016 and the IQbuds² MAX, which is Nuheara’s third generation product, has “taken the technology to new heights”.

“After launching IQbuds² MAX at CES in Las Vegas in January 2020, Nuheara have gone on to win a succession of global accolades including three CES Innovation Awards, Australian Financial Review’s Best Product Innovation and the Hearing Health Matters Innovator Award. The recognition from TIME puts IQbuds² MAX at the pinnacle of product innovation and we are honored to be amongst such outstanding inventions” 

– David Cannington, Cofounder and CMO of Nuheara


Selection by TIME Magazine


The 2020 list from one of the world’s most influential news and current affairs publications, recognizes 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun.

TIME is a multiple award-winning magazine created in 1923. TIME is one of the most authoritative and informative guides to what is happening in the world. Every week, close to 20 million affluent consumers and senior business people turn to TIME for award winning coverage of the key issues.

IQbuds² MAX, which was shortlisted earlier this year before being reviewed and critiqued by TIME’s technology columnist Patrick Lucas Austin in New York. TIME assess each entry using key criteria, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.

“Wireless earbuds are increasingly capable of blocking the noise of the outside world while you listen to some tunes. But when you can’t hear the person right in front of you, it’d be nice if they offered a little help. The IQbuds2 MAX ($319) are on the case. They deliver on the audio front but also are the only wireless buds that feature both active noise cancellation and audio-processing technology capable of isolating human conversations, tuning out everything except the people or sounds you want to hear. Not only do they make it easier to hear your friends on the subway or at a noisy café, they can also help stem the debilitating effects of hearing loss—a condition that affects more than 466 million people worldwide.”

“When we founded Nuheara our mission was to improve people’s quality of life by enabling them to hear better with our products,” said Justin Miller, Co-Founder and CEO. “TIME Best Inventions of 2020 highlight the very best products that are changing how we live. We couldn’t be more proud to be recognized in this way and it further validates our impact on people lives around the globe.”

Source: Nuheara, TIME

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