BuddyPhones are created by ONANOFF, a design and technology company that takes its name from the most fundamental feature of all electronics: the on and off button. This name reflects the ONANOFF approach to electronics- pare down to what is necessary to create a successful balance between form, function and safety.
There’s no question that electronics are a useful and integral part of daily life. ONANOFF adds value to the use of electronics by creating safe technology that protects listeners through innovative problem-solving and simple, functional design.
According to specialists, exposure to excessive levels of sound is proven to be damaging and can cause adverse long-term effect. Researchers who study hearing loss have found that a person who is exposed to noise levels higher than 85 decibels for a prolonged period of time is at risk for hearing loss. Children are exposed to dangerous levels of noise on a regular basis and many devices that children use have noise levels much higher than 85 decibels. Our volume-limiting headphones keep noise levels down to World Health Organization recommended standards and look cool to boot. We also wanted to come up with a solution for parents whose little ones are constantly fighting over a device. For those that have more than one child at home and they have trouble sharing the ingenious BuddyCable audio splitter allows up to four kids to share one device, squabble-free. BuddyPhones are designed to meet the everyday challenges an ordinary family member faces, and make life a little easier.
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A Winning Team
Petur Olafsson and Yvonne Lo, founders of ONANOFF, combine their expertise in product design, sales and marketing, and parenting to create safe audio products for kids that are fun to use. Petur's attention to detail leads the design team and Yvonne's experience as a mom keeps the products relevant. This combination is the momentum behind our award-winning BuddyPhones leading sales in 50+ countries.
EMBA, 20 years in CE and Accessories, 11 years in Hong Kong
Petur Olafsson founded ONANOFF in 2014 to fulfill his personal ambition to design and produce functional, stylish and ergonomic technology products for everyday use. Originally from Iceland and a permanent resident in Hong Kong, Petur draws inspiration for the brand from his Nordic heritage and the vibrant, urban lifestyle. He leads a design team in developing, engineering, and manufacturing for all products.
MSc, 20 years in Sales & Marketing in Hong Kong and USA
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yvonne studied and worked in the USA where she gained a strong background in hospitality, with a focus on marketing and brand management. Since joining ONANOFF, her own experience as a busy, working mom looking for safe electronics for her children has helped to strengthen and expand the brand. She leads the sales and marketing teams for ONANOFF.