A new startup – Human Inc. have revealed their breakthrough product and it’s a pod for your ears that they hope will revolutionise wireless headphones.
The project, simply called Sound, is being backed by $5 million in funding last month and looks (and acts) like an egg-shaped sock for your ear. Human Inc. claim that Sound “is the closest thing to personal surround sound one could experience”.
Sound features ambient noise control so you can decide how much of the outside world you want to hear, or how little. Now it starts to get interesting – Human Inc. claim that these devices can amplify into a loud-speaker that they say will surpass the volume and audio quality of most smartphones.
The ‘Sound’ works using touch commands that let you take a call, adjust volume, navigate tracks, power on and off, and more functions. Co-founder and CEO, Ben Willis says: “Human (Inc.) is creating a new era of technology, and our first program focuses on what we believe is the most emotive of the human senses. The Sound program will fundamentally transform the way the world experiences both audio and interpersonal communication.”
That’s yet to be seen, though it’s design is definitely unique. The Sound features touch control as well to take calls, adjust volume, navigate tracks, power on and off, and more. As fitting all the components of a good speaker into wireless headphones has been a big issue it’s interesting to see Human Inc.’s supposedly revolutionary design that seems barely bigger than your ear.
Other features are supposedly instantaneous wireless connections and consistent sync between both ears, and the ability for multiple listeners using Sound to connect to the same source – like a silent disco but with a few of your friends whilst you look like aliens.
Willis said: “This is something we wanted to do for a long time. It’s a take on sound and headphones that will completely disrupt and replace much of what the industry is currently using.”