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Music in your head and music for your eyes
Imagine a world where you move around in your own personal sound bubble. You listen to your favorite tunes, play loud computer games, watch a movie or get navigation directions in your car — all without disturbing those around you.
That's the possibility presented by “sound beaming,” a new futuristic audio technology from Noveto Systems, an Israeli company. On Friday it will debut a desktop device that beams sound directly to a listener without the need for headphones... More here.
I remember directed music being demonstrated when I was a teenager so this is surprisingly not new. I like the idea though.
Sleevenote is a unique premium music player that allows you to experience your music collection as a rich art-led experience.
Artwork is presented using the whole screen, creating a focussed experience for the albums you love.
Album artwork, the original and most authentic presentation of music, has been miniaturised and compromised in the transition to digital. Whether or not you remember the heyday of vinyl or even CD, albums have always come with extra stuff that you've been missing... More here.
This is a lovely idea, but at more than £500 it is a very hard sell.