AcousticSheep to Appear on CBS' The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
AcousticSheep to Appear on CBS' The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation by Alex Bieler

AcosuticSheep LLC has come a long way from sewing headbands in a kitchen, but now the Erie-based specialty headphone company will be featured on CBS' The Henry Ford Innovation Nation.

The Mo Rocca-hosted Emmy Award-winning show is a part of CBS' Saturday morning block and focuses on historic inventors from the past and the innovative minds of today, which will include AcousticSheep CEO Dr. Wei-Shin Lai. The show will visit Erie film a segment on the local company Friday, June 12, which will air on a yet-to-be-determined date.

So why focus on AcousticSheep? To tell the tale of a little headphone that not only could become big, but did. AcousticSheep started off small in 2007, with Lai and her husband and AcousticSheep CTO Jason Wolfe piecing together SleepPhones and RunPhones on their own, but the specialized headphones have become star products in the consumer electronics industry.

Just earlier this year, Lai, Wolfe, and AcousticSheep took home the top prize at the Ben Franklin Technology Partners' Big Idea contest. AcousticSheep has garnered a lot of attention for its success, including a Jim Wertz-penned piece in a February edition of the Erie Reader. And when Innovation Nation airs the episode with Lai and her innovative headphones, the whole country will get to see why a small company in Erie, Pa. is creating such a buzz in the electronics industry.

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