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Articles tagged with: sound waves

BlueAnt Brings The Embrace To Audiophiles

BlueAnt, a company that produces Bluetooth-based headsets for mobile devices, is now offering the Embrace. The Embrace is your traditional pair of over-the-ear headphones with an integrated microphone and control mechanism that is designed to be used for all gadgets.

The Embrace is the first wired product of the company, which kind of makes you wonder if they are testing to see whether the sales are greater for wired products. Perhaps this scare comes from the incidence of tumors in relation to wireless products.

See Through Sound, How The Blind Can Use Sonar

Although there have been a number of prototypes aimed to replace the cane that blind people use to get around, this one is by far the most interesting. The Virtual Cane was invented from a Hebrew University and uses sonar to detect objects.

The user is required to move the hand held device in a similar motion as a normal cane, except the good thing about this device is that it won’t hit any dogs or pedestrians walking by.