Hush, currently seeking funds though crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, has been dubbed the world’s first set of connected earplugs that wirelessly connects to a smartphone, to help people live and sleep when it’s noisy. Hush combines noise-masking earplugs with an app to isolate users from distractions that may be keeping them from sleeping, while still letting key notifications in.
Hush’s accompanied app allows the user to play a multitude of soothing sounds to help users sleep including, white noise, brown noise, pink noise, ocean wave, rainfall, fan, crackling fire, babbling brook, waterfall and thunderstorm. It can also play binaural beats for a more stimulating experience. Binaural beats play a certain pitch in one ear and a slightly higher pitch in the other. The brain tries to decipher the difference in these levels and this encourages either a more relaxed and calm state or awake and alert one. The binaural beats can be mixed with the soothing sounds to create a stimulating sleep experience.
There are things one may still need to hear through Hush’s noise block, so Hush allows the user to control which important phone notifications, such as alarm clocks or calls, are still heard. Plus, the alarm is discrete in that only the user will hear the alarm through the earplugs.
Key features of Hush include:
Hush is a completely wireless device that is able to playback audio and stay connected to the user’s smartphone for up to 10 hours in one battery cycle. Hush comes with a unique dock that not only charges the earplugs, but also acts as a convenient carrying case. The case has its own rechargeable batteries that can recharge Hush up to 10 times on one battery cycle. The case also comes with an extra USB port to allow users the option of charging their phone at the same time.
Since its debut last month, Hush’s crowdfunding campaign has not only reached its initial $100,000 goal, it has reached well over $475,000 thanks to nearly 4,000 backers. It is set to close on December 23rd.
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