The Hearable Universe mid year 2017

Click here to enlarge the updated universe. Well, some of the crowdfunded gadgets have been quietly made available… some others have been quiet for most of the last 6 months or more and some have completely disappeared quietly. Time to update the Hearable Universe to account for new availabilities and to weed out what will not… Read More


The Hearable List 2017

At the start of the new year 2017 the world is 5 smart hearables richer. The Complete List of Hearables has been updated. New: The Jabra Elite Sport (long awaited, very similar to the Bragi Dash) The Skybuds (unfortunately they turned out not to be smart. They are simple wireless airbuds.) The Sony Xperia Ear (a personal assistant in… Read More


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


the hearable shop

The (h)earable.shop will open mid 2017. It will carry smart earphones exclusively (no simple sports earbuds). To qualify as smart earphones, the devices will have to have at least one of the following: smart pairing, biometrics, access to smartphone and/or IPA, accompanying app with computing features. So far, only 10 devices in the The Hearable Universe are… Read More


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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


hearables list 2016

Just re-published: a complete list of available or soon to be available hearables – with categorisation, features, main purpose, reviews, review score and pricing. Open “Hearables – The Complete List of 2016”. The list is big, but keep in mind that more than half of it is still in a development stage, mostly crowdfunded. What… 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