Israeli startup Noveto has announced the N1, which it describes as “invisible headphones”, will beam sound straight to your ears. The N1 combines Smart Beaming with Alexa and multimodal interaction to create the first all-in-one home office and personalized wellness space. Whether listening to your favourite music or relaxing with the sounds of nature in the background, Smart Beaming creates a personalised, cocooned experience, elevating music, casual entertainment, and podcasting to the next level.
Noveto Audio Technology or Smart Beaming works using non-audible acoustic waves and beamforming, placing the audio just outside the user’s ears. The acoustic waves are pushed into the air via the Proprietary Noveto Transducer Array which is controlled by Noveto’s patented chipset and software. From the inside, the Proprietary Noveto Transducer Array looks like many ultra-small speakers.
A 3D sensing module and camera built into the hardware locates and tracks the position of your ears in real-time. Move your head in any direction and the two sound pockets will follow. The sound can be heard as normal acoustic waves without disturbing people nearby. Additionally, the technology is capable of creating 3D spatial sounds and can place sounds anywhere in space regardless of head movement.
The device features control buttons for BlueTooth pairing, volume control and microphone muting. A USB-C port and a 3.5mm in/out jack is also available for those who want to connect their N1 to a secondary audio device.
While the device is set to begin shipping around mid-2022, there is no information about the price as yet. For those of you who are interested, you can sign up for Noveto’s newsletter HERE to receive updates.