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Tom Jelliffe and Emil Starck

Shock-proof, impact resistant and operational whilst underwater, Tzuka are engineering the world’s most durable sports earphones.

Specifically designed for weight dominant and anaerobic sports, the earphones also enable the user to store 900+ songs to play, without the need for a Bluetooth connection, allowing the user to leave their phone at home.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre are conducting Tzuka’s mechanical engineering and they are working towards an advanced prototype. Tzuka have also utilised the phenomenal sporting facilities on Loughborough’s campus to conduct competitor testing.

Tzuka have recently completed their first equity fundraise and are developing their prototypes into a fully functional model in the next few months.

Over 45% of health and fitness club members have experienced earphone breakage during sports, resulting in over 10.4 million earphones thrown away in the UK alone each year. Tzuka, together with Loughborough University, are working on the solution.