What if you didn't require headphones or a loudspeaker to hear audio? What if it could be beamed directly to your brain? Wouldn't that be a neat and useful innovation?
Israeli firm Noveto Systems is introducing a new futuristic audio technology that beams sound directly to your head, as reported by The Independent. The company calls its novel product SoundBeamer 1.0 and those who have tested it say it feels as if the sound is all around you.
The innovation comes with two modes: in stereo or a spatial 3-D. The latter creates a 360 degree sound around the listener for a truly immersive experience.
“Most people just say, ‘Wow, I really don’t believe it,’" SoundBeamer Product Manager Ayana Wallwater told The Independent.
“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.”
A device that follows you
Wallwater also added that it's not necessary to tell the device where you are. Instead, it follows you wherever you go.
“This is what we what we dream of,” she added. “A world that we get the sound you want. You don’t need to disturb others and others don’t get disturbed by your sound. But you can still interact with them.”
Noveto Systems CEO Christophe Ramstein added that the product gives people extra mobility and freedom,
Emphasizing the freedom the product gives the user Ramstein concluded: “You know, I was trying to think how we compare SoundBeaming with any other inventions in history. And I think the only one that came to mind is… the first time I tried the iPod I was like, ‘Oh, my God. What’s that?’ I think sound beaming is something that is as disruptive as that. There’s something to be said about it doesn’t exist before. There’s the freedom of using it. And it’s really amazing.”