Noveto’s futuristic device is beaming audio media straight to people’s heads without the need for headphones.
For some, I’d imagine the second round of Covid-19 lockdowns is akin to a peaceful meditation retreat, but for larger families it’s likely a daily cacophony of noise.
As someone firmly in the latter bracket, I’d suggest a snug pair of headphones and perhaps a sturdy door lock as a quick and obvious solution. But what if you could listen to music, watch YouTube or Netflix, and game loudly within your own personal sound bubble without being disturbed or disturbing others, like a radio frequency that only you can tune into in your own mind?
Thanks to Israeli tech developers Noveto Systems, that slightly creepy yet dreamy prospect is closer to reality than you may think, and no, it doesn’t require invasive surgery or brain chips like some human-tech ventures you’ll have no doubt heard of.
Let us jog your memory…
Utilising an entirely new type of audio technology dubbed ‘sound beaming,’ these ‘sound in your mind’ sessions are created by a beaming module called the SoundBeamer 1.0. No larger than your everyday Sonos or Samsung bar, this device is all that’s required to get started… and a little private calibration.
Sound beaming uses this 3D sensing module to locate and precisely track the ear position of the listener, sending audio frequencies through ultrasonic waves and creating audio pockets close to the user’s ears without the need for speakers.
More fool me for recently forking out on a sophisticated (or so I thought) surround-sound system I guess.