My name is Leon Gellineau and I have been inventing and developing products for as long as I can remember. I have recently had the opportunity to expand my scope of projects into the App development space, but the creation of the X-Port has it's roots in childhood.
Ever since my mother taught me how to sew, I have been modifying fabrics for clothing, backpacks, you name it - so the blending of my love of technology and fabrics seemed like a natural fit.
When I go to the gym I like to run my headphone wires underneath my shirt. It isn’t the most elegant solution, but I was starting to get “headphone rage” with the amount of times my cord has gotten caught on gym equipment - yanking them out of my ears, or even worse breaking my phone (it happened on the treadmill one time – it was not a pretty sight).
On one particular day though I had on a long-sleeved shirt and an armband for my phone, so tucking it under the shirt wasn't an option. I'm not at the gym for any kind of fashion show so I improvised…I actually bit a hole in my sleeve passed the wire through and plugged it in the device and went about my workout. It wasn’t until a few people remarked about my “unique solution” that I realized I might be on to something. And that is how the X-Port was born.
- Leon Gellineau