An Israeli tech company called Noveto Systems has developed a prototype of its SoundBeamer 1.0 device that beams sounds directly to the listeners head without the need for using headphones. The SoundBeamer is launching on Friday and has gave The Associated Press with an exclusive demo of the desktop prototype.
The device is called SoundBeamer 1.0 and apparently it will work by creating a personal sound bubble for the user with 3D audio, the sounds could be from a movie, music albums or a video game and it will filter in the natural sounds already occurring around them. The company Noveto Systems made the SoundBeamer 1.0 to get the surround-sound experience of proper audio without the need and pain of headphones. To make the SoundBeamer technology work it uses a 3D sensing module to locate and track the ear position, it will then send audio via ultrasonic waves that build “sound pockets” by the ears. The user then will hear the audio in stereo or a spatial 3D mode with a 360 degree effect. The 3D sound will be so close it will feel like it’s inside your ears while also in front, above and behind them.
In a Noveto demonstration conducted via zoom from Tel Aviv, SoundBeamer Product Manager Ayana Wallwater was unable to hear the sound of gunshots on a gaming demo. She said “Most people just say wow, i really don’t believe.” She also said “You don’t believe it because it sounds like a speaker but no one else can hear it, its supporting you and you’re in the middle of everything, its happening around you.” “It follows you wherever you go, plays what you want inside your head. This is what we dream of, a world that we get the sound you want and you don’t need to disturb others and others don’t get distracted by your sound.”
Noveto is the first to launch the technology and their SoundBeamer 1.0 desktop device will be the first branded consumer product. A smaller version of the prototype will be ready for consumer release in time for christmas 2021. Just imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You can 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.