Ora Graphene, producer of free-standing graphene membranes, announced a partnership with Taiwan-based Merry Electronics to develop off-the-shelf GrapheneQ headphone drivers. These, according to Ora, will be the world's first commercially available graphene-based drivers. The two companies will offer 40 mm and 50 mm drivers, which will be available for pre-order in Q1 2024.
Ora Graphene says that it already integrated its technology into flagship products for two major consumer electronics companies - both of these premium gaming headphones. The availability of off-the-shelf headphone drivers will hopefully accelerate the adoption of Ora's technology.
According to Ora, the graphene-based drivers will radically enhance audio reproduction, eliminating distortion and pushing speaker breakup three to four times higher than current solutions. Ora’s breakthrough technology promises to deliver an unparalleled audio experience for consumers.
We have been following Ora Graphene for many years, and it is exciting to hear that the technology is accelerating and entering the market. In 2021, the company closed a seed financing round, raising $2.5 million. In conjunction with the financing, the company was recently awarded a Sustainable Development Technology Canada grant to explore new areas of graphene applications for its technology. Back in 2018, we interviewed Ora Graphene's co-founder, Ari Pinkas.