In New York City, noise-canceling headphones are mostly necessary and also comfortable walking shoes. A set will be existing in my bag as every morning for noisy construction crews, fighting the sound of shrill subway trains and that saxophone busker guy always manages to trace out my subway car.
To Mute the sounds in the world such as bliss, on concord to walk around by using only four senses in a busy city is a tremendous game. Except for some noises that you actually need to hear such as car horn or a siren, they might be infuriating.
Some headphones such as the Master & Dynamic MH40s are granted for their manual pass-through button, as it mutes your music, but the industry should do something better before someone gets hurt.
The first headphones that Amazon might be working on can save lives.
The company was awarded a patent on July 19 for a noise-canceling headphone as if when it “hears” frequencies, certain sound patterns and even keywords just like a name, it automatically clicks off. Instantly, this feature allows the wearer to tune back into users surroundings and hopefully gets out of the oncoming traffic way.
The diagram patent application filed on July 25, 2014
Displays an array of microphones built into the ear pads. In my view those could be used for listening to ambient sounds, alike to the way the Amazon Echo’s Alexa as it is aware of vocal prompts always spoken around her. The description also talks about training the microphones to hear for a two-part audio command just like “Hey Rabiya!”
It makes sense, given the inventors listed on the patent are two Amazon software engineers. One of them Benjamin Scott who worked for three years on the team of Alexa Information, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The worth of it is nothing, Nevertheless, the patent only protects the technology behind the invention and there is no guarantee of headphones as it is available to purchase anytime soon.
And still, as noise-canceling headphones keep on continuing to flood the streets, it is comforting to get known that someone out is looking for our safety.
The below video explains about the headphones briefly.
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This source is taken from CNET