Category Archives: Volume control, clarity

Voluptuous volume

You wouldn’t dream of doing a PowerPoint presentation without bringing a projector to maximize visibility, right? However, if the presentation has an audio component, at most you might stuff a couple of cheap speakers into your carry-on and figure that’ll … Continue reading

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Sound, downed

Kids, don’t let all the hype about being able to design your own inserts for the shell caps on the new $30 Griffin MyPhones fool you. Their real purpose is to make sure you can’t turn the volume up above … Continue reading

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The beat goes on

The 3M Littman Electronic Stethoscope, like other stethoscopes we’ve covered before, has obvious advantages for doctors who are hard-of-hearing–including ambient noise reduction, acoustic seal earpieces, and amplification options. But we’re also interested in its recording and Bluetooth capabilities, which allow … Continue reading

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Pill pager prompts Pop to pop

We’ve seen many medicine reminders, high and low tech.  Now we’ve got one that does text messaging!  This compact, attractive prototype pill dispenser can receive SMS (wireless text) messages that remind the user to take a pill.  The message and … Continue reading

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Sound thinking

Apple has filed a patent that will automatically adjust the volume on a Mac or iPhone based on ambient noise. If this ever gets implemented, it should be helpful not only for accommodating people with hearing impairments, but also for … Continue reading

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Hear say

Apparently we missed the press release a couple of years ago on Motorola’s CrystalTalk noise reduction and voice enhancement technologies. We’ll make up for it by noting that LG is about to release their own version, DSE.T, by the end … Continue reading

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