Here Active Listening ear-buds will now bring augmented reality to your ears. Developed by Doppler Labs, this device can be considered as one of the top wearables that were displayed at the CES this year. It will help you get an amazing audio experience and you will feel like you have been transported into a different world altogether.
Playing with Sound
You can check out the audio simulation here to understand how Here will work. You will get effects like Flange, which could lend a psychedelic quality to a boring lecture and Reverb, which can make you feel a small room’s sound like a huge concert hall. The controls are also simpler, like increasing or decreasing bass or treble and manual EQ controls, just like you would do to hear music in your smartphone.
How Does it Work?
The Here ear-bud has an outwards-facing microphone to receive audio, make changes to that audio using an onboard processor which is present inside each bud. The processed and real sound is combined to get your own personalized audio experience.
As per Doppler Lab, the latency is under 30 microseconds. The look of the earbuds is also delicate and it won’t look like you are wearing a pair of tiny PCs in your ears.
You could use the Here Listening earbuds to drown out the sound of loud engine or a crying baby while you are on a flight.
The earbuds will start shipping this month. However, more than 25,000 people are in waitlist for buying the pair for only $249.
Those attending the Coachella Festival could get the chance to buy Here at the Indio, CA event and skip the virtual line. The event will be held in April.
While majority of the augmented reality technology is related to sight, the Here Listening earbuds make use of a different sense altogether. Sound is what gets importance in this augmented reality device.
What’s your thought?
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