A new speaker concept has been created called the Soundlazer which has been created to providers users with the same directional audio support that is normally found in speakers costing Over $3,000. The technology in the Soundlazer allows you to direct the audio from it in a specific direction and little like the way you can direct light using a flashlight. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
To control the direction of the sound emitting from the speaker Soundlazer uses 39 separate high frequency ultrasonic beams. The audio within the beams is to hight to be heard whilst it travels through the air but can be hear by the object the sound waves collide with. The Soundlazer creates a 2-foot diameter beam and can travel up to 30 feet in on direction.
“The Soundlazer circuit board is packed with tiny technology. It contains 39 piezo ultrasonic transducers, an Analog Devices ADAU1701 Digital Signal Processor and lots of other surface mount parts. Normally, all this technology would cost more but with the help of Kickstarter, we can get discount pricing by manufacturing many complete units at the same time.”
Created by inventor Richard Haberkern the Soundlazer is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking for funding to make the jump from concept to production.