Who developed this technology and how does it work?
Developed by the Israeli company Noveto Systems, SoundBeamer 1.0 is a device that beams sound directly to a user’s ears through the use of 3-D sensing technology. The audio pocket created around the ears allows the user to hear the sounds in their head.
Can others hear the audio as well?
Others in the user’s immediate surroundings will not be able to hear any of the audio currently being beamed and the user will also be able to clearly hear their own surroundings.
Now, you won’t be subject to someone else’s music, conversations on speakerphone or hear any sound bleeding out of someone’s headphones if you are near them. You can also listen to music while working without fear of missing conversation that is happening around you — unless you’re too absorbed by whatever it is you’re listening to, of course.
“Most people just say, Wow, I really don’t believe it,” SoundBeamer Product Manager Ayana Wallwater told the Associated Press, who received a desktop prototype in advance of the product’s launch on Friday Nov. 13. “You don’t believe it because it sounds like a speaker, but no one else can hear it… it’s supporting you and you’re in the middle of everything. It’s happening around you.”
Do you have to be stationary to listen to the SoundBeamer?
Wallwater continued, “You don’t need to tell the device where you are. It’s not streaming to one exact place. It follows you wherever you go. So it’s personally for you, follows you, plays what you want inside your head.”
When is the SoundBeamer available for consumers?
A consumer-ready product is expected to be released by December of 2021. Learn more at the Noveto Systems website.