[LINK] New device puts music in your head — no headphones required

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Nov 15 09:14:16 AEDT 2020

How long before advertisers at the mall use this to beam sound into the heads of passers-by?


> LONDON (AP) — Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play 
> loud computer games, watch a movie or get navigation directions in your car — all without disturbing those around you.
> That’s the possibility presented by “sound beaming,” a new futuristic audio technology from Noveto Systems, an Israeli company. On 
> Friday it will debut a desktop device that beams sound directly to a listener without the need for headphones.
> The company provided The Associated Press with an exclusive demo of the desktop prototype of its SoundBeamer 1.0 before its launch 
> Friday.
> The listening sensation is straight out of a sci-fi movie. The 3-D sound is so close it feels like it’s inside your ears while 
> also in front, above and behind them.
> Noveto expects the device will have plenty of practical uses, from allowing office workers to listen to music or conference calls 
> without interrupting colleagues to letting someone play a game, movie or music without disturbing their significant others.
> The lack of headphones means it’s possible to hear other sounds in the room clearly.
> The technology uses a 3-D sensing module and locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create 
> sound pockets by the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates 360 degree sound around the 
> listener, the company said.

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