Hone is product of Prefacient Corporation, a world-leader in artificial intelligence that designs, develops, and retails emotional intelligence electronics. Prefacient was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2020 by Isla Hill. Prefacient’s vision is to provide accessible and affordable electronic that better people’s emotional intelligence to improve overall health and wellbeing.
After years of research and development, Hone 1.0 launched in November 2023, and the product’s popularity skyrocketed from there. Shortly before the launch of Hone 2.0 in November of 2024, Prefacient was acquired by multinational conglomerate Alphabet Inc. parent company of Google. Hone 3.0 is set to launch in November of 2025.
Coming soon in 2025, the Hone stores will open their doors in select cities, as an immersive experience for users. The store focuses on providing customers with a unique, hands-on experience. Customers are encouraged to interact with products and displays, as well as participate in events in the community space.