Noveto presented its new Noveto N1, an audio device that transmits sound directly to your ears without cables or any additional hardware. Also, people who are very close to you will only hear a “whisper”.
The CES 2022 It never ceases to amaze us, we are still half in shock with the cute kitten-shaped robot that bites your finger to relieve stress. However, this time the innovation comes from the hand of Ninth and his “invisible headphones”. The system sound beaming It seems to be the future, since this technology imagines a world in which each user can have their own personal sound bubble, and this is what it comes to do Noveto N1. With the promise of transmitting sound directly into your ears without being heard by those around you, Noveto N1 defines your experience to a “similar to wearing invisible headphones“.
Similar to a common speaker or speaker, Noveto N1 is an audio device that uses beamforming technology or Beamforming, which is used to distinguish between the spatial properties of a target signal and background noise. What does this mean? Basically, it creates a binaural audio experience without the need for headphones. And the most striking thing is that the audio can only be heard by the user.
According Ninth, this new compact and desktop device gives you a stereo and 3D experience, without the need for additional hardware, headphones or cables. It works by silently transmitting ultrasound through the air, which collects into audible “pockets” just outside your ears, thus producing an experience similar to wearing headphones.
“For those next to you, the experience is also magical, as they will only hear a whisper and will still be able to talk to each other without being isolated by obstructive headphones.”, Explains the company. Ninth promises “up to 90% (20dB) audio reduction within one meter from user”. Which means that while you are listening to music or whatever in 3D, the person next to you can be as calm, without losing focus or anything. Of course, it should be explained to him that the whisper he hears is for him Noveto N1 and that she did not go crazy.
Noveto N1 It has a facial recognition system with motion sensors, which together with artificial intelligence, follows the movements of your head to achieve immersive 3D sound and ensure that the audio arrives in the best way possible. In addition, it has voice recognition Alexa integrated, which means that when you look at the N1, the device will recognize your face and offer you suggestions based on personal profiles or prompts.
The Noveto N1, Mainly, it is aimed at those who work in shared spaces, places where they suggest you use headphones so as not to disturb others. With this new device, Ninth explains that it could be a good way to reduce noise pollution in offices, without forcing workers to wear headphones all day.
As for the appearance, at the top you have buttons for Bluetooth pairing, volume control and microphone mute. Behind of N1, there is a USB-C port and a 3.5mm AUX port for connecting a secondary audio device. Right in the center of Noveto N1, On the front, you see a bright LED circle, called HAL (Heuristic Activity LED), which lights up when you interact with Alexa. It also has Wi-Fi, AirPlay and there is an application Ninth, available in iOS and Android.
It is not yet known how much the Noveto N1, but it is expected to be available in mid-2022.