Think cat ears are only appropriate for cosplay and on Halloween? Think again!

Thanks to a highly successful crowd funding campaign, these amazingly awesome cat ear headphones are now, after what feels like an age since we first discovered them, hitting the market, and just begging to be worn just about anywhere.

These unique headphones, called Axent Wear, are the brainchild of Wenqing Yan /Yuumei and Victoria Hu, two graduates from the University of California Berkeley, who turned to the crowd funding site Indiegogo to make their design a reality.


Their crowd funding campaign was so successful it raised 3 million dollars more than its original goal, enough to fund several other nifty features backers were eager to see.

Each set of headphones comes with built-in LED lights, external cat ear-shaped speakers, detachable gaming mic and cord, over-the-ear cushioning, and rechargeable batteries.


Sets are available in blue, green, purple, and red. We genuinely don’t know which pair we want most.


After over a year of campaigning and product tests, the duo were able to secure a manufacturing agreement with American retailer Brookstone, and sets are currently being shipped out to excited backers.


The headphones can be found on the Brookstone website here, where they are listed for US$149.99 each. Right now the big retailer is offering free domestic shipping for any order over $99, but interested parties not living in the contiguous 48 states will have to contact them about the possibility of shipment elsewhere.

Residents in Japan can purchase a pair from Domore, but it will set you back almost double the U.S. price at 35,640 yen. Still, we doubt that will deter buyers with their heart set on a pair, and look forward to seeing daily commuters rock them on their way to work or school in the near future.

We definitely know what we’re asking Santa for this Christmas…

Source: Inside Games
Feature/top image: Brookstone
Insert images: Brookstone, Indiegogo/Wenqing Yan