Directional Speakers Focuses Sounds Like Lasers

Directional Speakers Focuses Sounds Like Lasers

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Soundlazer Snap is a somewhat different speaker for those who like new and innovative gadgets. The speaker may seem strange, but it’s not just its appearance that is different.

[Image Source: Sound Lazer]

In traditional speakers the sound waves spread out in all directions in the air, filling up the room with music. The Soundlazer Snap, however, uses a parametric speaker system that uses ultrasonic carrier waves to transmit audio in a focused beam of sound, kind of like a laser light would. This allows the sound to be easily directed to an object or person.

This means you can listen to music without disturbing others around you, or transmit an advertising message just in front of a poster, for example, significantly reducing noise pollution in an environment.

[Image Source: Sound Lazer]

The project is just another geniality seeking crowd-funding online through Kick Starter. Having pledged for US$ 25,000 it has already raised almost US$ 40,000, and is still 48 days away from its deadline.

According to information from the creator himself, the speaker is not exactly a retail product but a simple prototype to be used as a foundation for other creators to take its directional sound technology further into bigger and more advanced projects.