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Hushme: A Smart Voice Masking Headset For Making Private Calls In Public Places !


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Hushme: A Smart Voice Masking Headset For Making Private Calls In Public Places !

Sometimes talking private talks in public is quite embarrassing and sometimes people avoid important talks because they are in public because sometimes unintentionally we speak so loud that we may disturb people around us. The same thing happened with Roman Sakun, the founder of Hushme.



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In March 2015, Roman Sakun was with his friends in a cafe. A girl at the cafe had to make a Skype call, so she put on earphones, which immediately made her talk louder. As a result, everyone started to stare and unintentionally tap into the conversation. Though no one complained, she felt uncomfortable and decided to cut off the conversation.


This incident gave Roman Sakun idea for his tech Hushme. The idea was to provide a tech which allows people to make private talks without disturbing others and privately.



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Roman Sakun teamed up with Andrey Levchuk, Konstantin Shevchenko, Vladymyr Khyliuk, and Yaroslav Romashko to start Hushme. The team collaborated with ARTKB, which is a hardware product development bureau, with offices in Ukraine, China, and the US.


Apart from the normal headset mode, Hushme has two modes: passive and active. In the normal headset mode, Hushme connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and you can use it as hands-free headset while speaking on the phone or listening to music.


In the passive voice muffling mode, Hushme is locked over the mouth, using a magnetic coupling. With high tech mechanism inside, it makes sure that the sound does not go out and only you can see and talk to the person on opposite side.



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Hushme uses an app to synchronize with your smartphone, which enables you to choose masking sounds from the library, upload your customized sounds, adjust volume, etc. You can choose from rain, wind, ocean and even R2D2 and Minions.


The tech firm plan to launch production in April and dispatch the first lot to their backers – they have more than 600 pre-orders on crowdfunding platforms. The devices will be manufactured in China. They are also planning to launch it in platforms like Amazon. We wish them good luck for their start-up.


Published by Bhaumik Raja on 31 Jan 2018