Doppler Labs is an immersive wearable tech company that create products that hopefully help you get computing out of the way of your daily life
The system is a set of two white, independent cordless ear buds and a corresponding app that provides complete audio control over your environment allowing you to reduce or amplify certain sounds or frequencies without turning everything down. Significantly, this process occurs with zero latency. The system is marketed for use not only in musical environments, but also for daily commutes (subway sounds) and in other noisy environments. It comes with fun EQ effects such as flange and reverb that can be applied to the sound environment
Kraft, a musician at heart, explains that the system is different than headphones because
headphones about playing back music that's already pre-recorded. Our whole idea is we want to optomize the way you hear the world, specifically in live settings such as concerts, stadiums, when you're on a flight [...] the technology allows you to specifically target what you want to hear and what you don't want to hear
Kraft emphasizes that visual design was key to ensuring uptake of their product, comparing it against more obtrusive wearables such as Google Glass. Indeed, the product looks like normal earbuds seen by concert goers, and the white colour allows them to blend in with a sea of white Apple headphones on the subway.
The product was recently successfully funded on kickstarter and those who backed the product are set toreceive it in December.