Locating and monitoring the user’s ear location without the need for headphones, a technology firm debuted a futuristic audio device, SoundBeamer 1.0, that beams sound directly to a listener.
A new desktop computer, Noveto’s SoundBeamer 1.0, marked the end of the age of headphones, transmitting audio waves to the listener to generate tiny pockets of sound waves.
The creators said that by using modern technology without interrupting someone else in the vicinity, users would be able to listen to music, attend conference calls, play a game, film or music.
It will allow users to connect via Bluetooth to the desktop, while the company promised to have the system ready for consumers to purchase in time for next year’s Christmas.
Noveto said on its website that up to now, there have been two ways to hear audio, either out loud and openly with speakers, or with headphones quietly and privately. It added that using a proprietary technology called SoundBeaming, the company is launching a third and new way to listen.
The company believed it was a totally new form of auditory listening that would alter the way people perceive audio as ultrasonic sound waves are generated by the speaker-those beyond the range of human hearing.
In order to make them audible to the user but not anyone else, a 3D sensing module built into the hardware locates and monitors the location of the user’s ears in real time. At this point, the ultrasonic waves merge just outside the ears into tiny pockets of sound, freeing the user from irritating headphones.
Before its launch, Associated Press presented a preview of the desktop version of its product to the company. The Associated Press called it a hearing experience straight out of a sci-fi movie’ with a 3D sound that sounds like it’s in your ears when it’s in front, above and behind them as well.’
While the principle of sound beaming is not fresh, Noveto was the first to introduce the technology and the first branded consumer product will be their SoundBeamer 1.0 desktop computer.
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