I’ve spoken a lot about bone-conducting technology and its apparent drawbacks as far as earphone/wearables are concerned, but scale the tech up and you’ve got something you can really work with. Bone-conduction basically uses a speaker unit that relies on an external material/surface to act as its propagation medium. Place the speakers against a glass, and the glass vibrates to create sound. Place it inside an empty coffee cup and the cup starts emanating music. Place it against the bone in front of your ears and you can hear music inside your head… music that doesn’t transfer through air waves, but rather passes through a solid surface.
Humbird looks at larger applications to this technology, rather than focusing on the wearables industry. A relatively small, hockey-puck-sized gizmo, Humbird has the ability to transform surfaces into speakers. Place it on a coffee table and the table begins to transmit audio, creating a rich sound that you can hear all around your room. Attach it to the body of your acoustic guitar and you’re treated to a different, more airy sound, thanks to the guitar’s hollow acoustic-resonation box. The speaker doesn’t transmit sound waves through air, but rather relies on a vibrating unit that delivers sound via vibrations through an external medium.
It’s easy to be fooled by Humbird’s incredibly small size, but the truth is that the Humbird’s sound is as big as the object you rest it against. Just by simple contact, you can turn entire dining tables, doors, or window-panels into vibrating speaker units that emanate sound through the room. You can easily carry the Humbird with you anywhere, turning your car’s dashboard or your office’s conference table into an audio unit that’s Bluetooth 5.0 tethered to your phone. Unlike traditional speakers, Humbird truly throws sound in 360°. Since the object you place it on begins transmitting vibrations in every direction, sound travels in every direction too, truly creating an immersive, surrounded audio experience. The device itself is a mere 1.57 inches in width, weighing just 35 grams. The Humbird comes with a precisely machined aluminum body, with a brushed pattern on top, reminiscent of the reflections you see on CDs. It comes with a USB-C charging port and comes with 3 hours of playback on a full charge. On the base of the Humbird are even four suction cups that allow you to fasten the vibration-speaker to any surface, be it a window pane, a mirror, cabinet, or even the fridge, if you choose! Humbird works independently and even has the ability to pair with a second Humbird speaker to go from Mono to Stereo sound!
What’s also really interesting to see how different materials act as propagators of sound. Glass has a very different way of reproducing vibrations as compared to wood, steel, plastic, or even ceramics. Other than that, different forms with an interplay of solid surfaces and hollow spaces reproduce sound rather differently. A cardboard box is much more suited for bass-heavy audio like dance music or dubstep, while glass and ceramics produce much more accurate audio with a balance across frequencies. Different sorts of wood also replicate sound differently, giving you the ability to play with the speaker’s volume and equalizer settings by just simply placing it on different surfaces. You could even place it against your rib-cage to see how sound waves traverse through your body and into your brain’s audio receptors!
Designers: Michael.he & Duramobi Team
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HumBird Speaker: The Smallest Bone Conduction Speaker
The HumBird Speaker is the world’s smallest and most versatile bone conduction speaker that allows you to have a different but always spectacular experience of sound anywhere, in any context. Transforms anything hollow Into a speaker, at any time.
Hear Everything Around You
HumBird Speaker allows you to listen to music, follow podcasts, have individual phone conversations or conference calls, and even enjoy an amazing experience of the sound of your games, videos or films played on your device.
It works like a humming bird, small but powerful. It delivers a high sound volume, being 4 to 5 times louder than the average cell phone speakers’ volume, reaching up to 115db, and it allows you to personalize the tone quality.
Be Blown Away by True Wireless Stereo
It is highly recommended that you use two HumBird Speakers interconnected, so that you can have a Surround Sound 2.0 experience, since this innovative Bluetooth-enabled device is also TWS-enabled.
Below: Different Surfaces, Different Sounds
HumBird uses bone conduction technology to offer you a DIY customizable experience of sound. You can test and enjoy different sounds—almost as if different instruments are used. Place It on top of different surfaces such as a guitar, a kraft box, a plastic storage box, photo frames, sports helmet or even dashboards can provide you varying of sound effects.
In the same way, the following elements generate the following sound effects:
Portable and Lightweight
Along with having an extremely beautiful design, HumBird Speaker is extremely compact. In fact, it only has 40 mm of diameter and it weighs as little as 35 grams , being only slightly larger than a coin. You can take it in your wallet, pocket or even hung around your neck in a necklace or in a keychain.
Everything has its Own Sounds
Adopting bone conduction technology and moving coil acoustic technology, Humbird Speaker turns sound into a mechanic vibration of different frequencies, leveraging the effects of the different materials on top of which it is placed and used.
Its vibrations produce a truly original, variable and customizable collection of sounds through self-vibration. Everything has its own sound, how many sounds did you discover by now?
Enjoy the Radio Tunes, Everywhere
Radio is timeless and it’s the kind of company that you don’t want to do without. Whether it is to listen to music selections played by your favorite hosts or to listen to the thoughts and facts shared on your favorite shows, HumBird’s wireless FM radio ensures that you can enjoy your favorite radio tunes everywhere.
Made for Tasteful Pioneers
Due to its aesthetically remarkable and compact design as well as to its impressive features, HumBird speaker is the perfect choice for tasteful pioneers who want to come first as early technology adopters with a strong appreciation for smart design.
Below: HumBird Speaker Colors
– Type C charging port
– Get 80% of power in 15 min
– Get full charge in 30 minutes
– High voltage and capacity battery in 400 mah for 3 hours working time
– Sound frequency range: 200Hz–20K Hz
– Case made with robust aviation aluminum alloy with shine CD pattern
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