This Black Tech Company Invented Wireless Headphones That Translate Any Language
By Parker Diakite
Freddie Figgers is known to be one of the most innovative African American inventors and tech entrepreneurs of our time. Figgers is a computer programmer, software engineer, and founder of Figgers Communications, the only Black-owned telecommunications firm in the United States competing with networks like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
Founded in 2009, Figgers Communications offers mobile data plans in more than 80 countries. When the company released its first smartphone, Figgers F1 in 2014, it was widely known for its ability to detect a vehicle speed of more than 10 miles per hour.
Earlier this year, the company released a third model, Figgers F3, which supports 5G technology around the world.
Figgers and his team continue to lead In the technological realm and it comes to no surprise that the company invented headphones that will allow customers to speak to anyone, anywhere, at any time, despite language barriers.
For just $49.99, the F-Buds are setting the tone for smart technology and wireless headphones. F-Buds, when paired with Figgers phones, allow you to translate over 100 languages in the world to the language of your choice. Customers receive free F-Buds with the purchase of a new Figgers F3 cell phone.
Not only are the F-Buds built to last with the water-resistant feature, but they offer 50 hours of talk time on a single charge.
The F-Buds, when housed in their case, need only 30 minutes of downtime before they are fully charged and ready to go again.
“Everything I develop is always with the customer in mind,” Freddie Figgers told the Chicago Defender. “I took a close look at everything on the market and said to myself, that not only could I create a better product, but I could do it without charging a ridiculous price to enjoy them. I think people are tired of having to spend large amounts of money on accessories that do not stand up to the lifestyle test. I truly believe that my F-Buds will be the very accessory that changes the game and the wireless accessory that all others will become measured by.”
Rapper Jeezy recently gave Figgers Communications his stamp of approval by financially backing the Black-owned tech company.
“There was a point in my life where I wasn’t able to pay the phone bill,” Jeezy said in a news release. “Now as a businessman and entrepreneur to be able to partner with Freddie, someone who overcame similar life obstacles, and to give people more access to handheld technology at an affordable price, it’s truly a blessing.”