Place this puck-sized gadget on any surface to turn it into a vibrating speaker
I’ve talked a lot about bone conduction technology and its apparent drawbacks when it comes to earphones / laptops, but step up the tech and you’ve got something you can really work with. Bone conduction basically uses a speaker unit that relies on an outer material / surface to act as a propagation medium. Place the speakers against a glass and the glass vibrates to create sound. Place it in an empty coffee mug and the mug will start playing music. Place it against the bone in front of your ears and you can hear music inside your head… music that is not transmitted by air waves, but rather passes through a solid surface.
Humbird envisions broader applications of this technology, rather than focusing on the wearable industry. A relatively small gadget, about the size of a hockey puck, Humbird has the ability to turn surfaces into speakers. Place it on a coffee table and the table begins to transmit sound, creating a rich sound that you can hear throughout the room. Attach it to the body of your acoustic guitar and you get a different and more airy sound, thanks to the guitar’s hollow acoustic resonance box. The speaker does not transmit sound waves through the air, but rather relies on a vibrating unit that delivers sound via vibrations through an external medium.
It’s easy to be fooled by the incredibly small size of the Humbird, but the truth is, the sound of the Humbird is as big as the object you put it against. With just one touch, you can turn dining tables, doors, or entire window panels into vibrant speakers that spread sound throughout the room. You can easily carry the Humbird with you wherever you go, turning your car’s dashboard or office conference table into a Bluetooth 5.0 connected audio unit to your phone. Unlike traditional speakers, Humbird truly delivers 360 ° sound. As the object you place it on begins to transmit vibrations in all directions, sound travels in all directions as well, creating a truly immersive, surrounded audio experience. The device itself is only 1.57 inches in width and weighs only 35 grams. The Humbird comes with a precision machined aluminum body, with a brushed pattern on top, reminiscent of the highlights you see on CDs. It comes with a USB-C charging port and offers 3 hours of playtime on a full charge. At the base of the Humbird are even four suction cups that allow you to attach the vibrating speaker to any surface, be it a window, mirror, cabinet or even the refrigerator, if you wish! Humbird works independently and even has the option of pairing with a second Humbird speaker to switch from mono to stereo!
Which is also very interesting to see how different materials act as sound propagators. Glass has a very different way of reproducing vibrations compared to wood, steel, plastic or even ceramic. Other than that, different shapes with a play of solid surfaces and hollow spaces reproduce the sound quite differently. A cardboard box is much more suited to bass-rich sounds like dance music or dubstep, while glass and ceramic produce a much more precise sound with a balance between frequencies. Different kinds of wood also reproduce the sound differently, allowing you to play around with the volume and EQ settings of the speaker by simply placing it on different surfaces. You can even place it against your rib cage to see how sound waves travel through your body and enter your brain’s audio receptors!
Designers: Michael.he & Duramobi Team
Click here to buy now: $ 24
$ 35 (32% reduction).
HumBird speaker: the smallest bone conduction speaker
The HumBird speaker is the world’s smallest and most versatile bone conduction speaker that lets you have a different but still spectacular sound experience anywhere, in any setting. Turn anything hollow into a speaker, anytime.
Hear everything around you
HumBird Speaker allows you to listen to music, follow podcasts, have one-on-one phone conversations or conference calls, and even enjoy an incredible experience of the sound of your games, videos or movies playing on your device .
It functions like a hummingbird, small but mighty. It delivers high sound volume, 4-5 times louder than average cell phone speaker volume, reaching up to 115dB, and it lets you customize the tone quality.
Let yourself be carried away by the true wireless stereo
It is highly recommended to use two interconnected HumBird speakers, so that you can have Surround Sound 2.0 experience, as this innovative bluetooth enabled device is also TWS enabled.
Below: different surfaces, different sounds
HumBird uses bone conduction technology to give you a DIY customizable sound experience. You can test and enjoy different sounds, almost as if different instruments are being used. Place it on different surfaces such as guitar, kraft box, plastic storage box, photo frames, sports headphones or even dashboards can provide you various sound effects.
Likewise, the following items generate the following sound effects:
Portable and lightweight
Besides having an extremely beautiful design, the HumBird speaker is extremely compact. In fact, it is only 40mm in diameter and weighs only 35 grams, being only slightly bigger 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 transforms sound into mechanical vibration of different frequencies, taking advantage of the effects of the different materials on which it is placed and used.
Its vibrations produce a truly original, variable and customizable collection of sounds thanks to self-vibration. Everything has its own sound, how many sounds have you discovered now?
Enjoy radio tunes, everywhere
Radio is timeless and it’s the kind of business you don’t want to be without. Whether it’s listening to musical selections played by your favorite hosts or listening to thoughts and facts shared on your favorite shows, HumBird’s wireless FM radio lets you enjoy your favorite radio tracks anywhere.
Designed for pioneers of good taste
Due to its aesthetically remarkable and compact design along with its impressive features, the HumBird speaker is the perfect choice for tasteful pioneers who want to be the first to embrace technology with a strong appreciation for smart design.
Below: HumBird speaker colors
– Type C charging port
– Get 80% power in 15 min
– Get a full charge in 30 minutes
– High voltage battery and capacity in 400 mah for 3 hours of working time
– Sound frequency range: 200 Hz to 20 K Hz
– Rugged aviation aluminum alloy housing with shiny CD pattern
Glue test scene
Suction cup resistance test
Click here to buy now: $ 24
$ 35 (32% reduction).