“Volume button for your ears.” How does this seem to you? The first thing on my mind was picturing me working at the airport, not bothered at all with all the noises around, cause I got the button on the mute. Pretty cool right. And the best part – it’s a real thing now!
Dutch startup Knops designed a good-looking device that works as a volume button for your ears and you can now get full control of the surrounding sounds wherever you are and whatever they’re like. Especially it’s convenient for people who are often disposed to loud noises and it can prevent hearing damages. The device was designed by musicians, no surprises there.
Background noise can be adjusted by turning the simple knob on the side of the knops.
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Dutch startup Knops designed a good-looking device that works as a volume button for your ears.
“Instead of using electronics to try and synthesise something artificial, we’re taking the actual sound waves that come into your ear, and modifying them,” says Arjen de Jong, founder and head of technology at Knops, who has a PhD in acoustics.
“so, what you hear is the actual, physical pressure wave, as it was already arriving into your ear.”
The volume button for your ears Knops has four possible settings – from natural hearing to total cancellation of surrounding noises.
The design is in the shape of a gramophone, it’s stylish and hardly noticeable. Which makes this product even more desirable
Before everything, Knops takes care of hearing protection which is its primary function.
Ultimate UX is guaranteed by numerous testings of prototypes
Adjusting your surrounding noises to a healthy and pleasant level – Knops plug.
There is a range of colours in which you can get the Knops volume button for your ears, so you can mix and mash according to your style.