Voice Agent Assistant

To interact with a smart audio device, you need some gestures – mostly swipes and taps. To acknowledge your input, most hearables use a voice agent assistant – a female voice together with some chords that confirm your actions. Here is an example of how this sounds in your ears:… Read More

Bragi - The Dash breathing battery status

So far, there are 10 smart audio devices available (The Dash, Gear Icon X, Moto Hint, Soundhawk, CS50, SMS, Jabra Sport Pulse,  iRiver On, Huawai Talkband and LG HRM). The end of 2016 will probably find some 5 more devices and also the launch of Apple’s AirPods (which do not qualify as a smart listening… Read More

The Hearable Universe Update

There Hearable Universe lists 37 devices. Yet, only 17 of the devices are actually available today (4 of them being smart hearing aids). That leaves us with 13 actually available smart audio/hearing devices. These can be put into 3 categories: smart listening smart amplification smart monitoring Consult the infographic for a quick overview and as a buying… Read More

Sound World Solutions CS50 Wireless Bluetooth Sound Amplifier

What can they do? Enhance listening experience of soft sounds and speech in noisy places, make phone calls, stream audio. What do they cost? $349.99 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review The device is primarily meant for people who do not need a hearing aid, but find it hard to hear specific sounds… Read More

Hearables - Availability and Future Developments

  For main purpose, features, reviews and prices, please visit the updated Complete List of Hearables 2017. Find the available devices here: Bragi – The Dash http://amzn.to/2b6FZls Samsung Gear Icon X http://amzn.to/2b7MwyX HUAWEI TalkBand B2 http://amzn.to/2bmrc8Q Motorola Moto Hint http://amzn.to/2bBGQM6 Soundhawk http://amzn.to/2bzdM7X Sound World Solutions CS50 Wireless Bluetooth Sound Amplifier    http://amzn.to/2bzh7DS SMS Audio Biosport http://amzn.to/2bryBG2 Jabra Sport Pulse http://amzn.to/2brwDpf Bose SoundSport Pulse… Read More

Soundhawk Smart Hearing Amplifier

What can it do? Enhances listening experience of soft sounds and speech (e.g. in noisy places like restaurants, or amplification of animal sounds for hunters), mobile app for device personalization according to individual hearing preferences. What do they cost? $349.99 How can I buy them? Shop online –>   Review The Soundhawk is a hearing aid for people, who do not actually have… Read More


What can it do? Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth Classic for Audio and BLE for sensorial information Bluetooth distance 10m Powerful microphone for phone calls Optional cable with microphone for use when battery is low or energy to be saved Charging Case 4GB storage Close fitting design with exchangeable fit sleeves Basic noise cancellation Ambient noise… Read More

Ifa is a big consumer electronics show in Berlin. It gave me the chance to check the completeness of my Hearable Universe of 2016 and to try some that I did not have the chance to test yet. So, at IFA, I saw and tested Samsung’s GearX, the Sony Xperia Ear, products from Jabra, Jaybird, Aftershokz,… Read More

The Hearable Universe 2016 700x700

UPDATE AVAILABLE –> go to The Hearable Universe 2017 Mid Year Review  By the end of 2016, there will be 20 hearables available and up to 17 still in a development stage, most of them crowdfunded. The infographic is a categorization project to give a quick overview of hearable’s main features. Click the picture to open the 2000x2000px infographic.… Read More

Here One Active Listening Hearable Device

What can it do? Smart listening, noise filtering, reduction and curation, streamed music, wireless phone calls, amplify speech, access Siri and Google Now. What does it cost? $299.00 (expected retail price) How can I buy it? Preorder at hereplus.me – expected shipping end of 2016 Read more about it: Doppler Labs is developing a noise… Read More