Is it ever awkward to have a phone conversation in a loud, busy environment? Do noisy environments interfere with making important phone calls? We’ve all experienced moments like this where it’s difficult to make phone calls or answer incoming calls in certain settings. But this interesting device might just solve this problem.
Say hello to Bloxvox. It’s a box that straps around your head, covers your mouth and mutes your voice. The idea behind this invention is to give people privacy when they need a quiet place to talk, like in a busy office.
This box mutes your voice so you can make phone calls in public. pic.twitter.com/uwslL0gQUU
— Cheddar (@cheddar) January 21, 2019
So, how exactly does it work?
Bloxvox works by slipping your headphone mic into the box. Once the box is strapped around your head and your mouth is trapped inside the box, it allows your conversation to be loud and clear. At the same time, it mutes your voice so that people around you cannot hear you speaking. It’s a win win situation- you get your quiet and privacy, and those around you don’t have to listen to your distracting voice. Pretty cool!
Or maybe not?
There’s a reason why you may not have heard of this invention yet. Bloxvox was a Kickstarter campaign that launched in May 2018 and failed to reach its goal of $25,000 in pre-sales. The device was selling for $50.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to do what Twitter does best: mock.
More importantly, who the hell wants to attach this to their face just to make a phone call?
— Randy Fuller (@randy_fuller23) January 22, 2019
Dog lovers who want to be more similar to their loved ones pic.twitter.com/G9jUiH8UmZ
— SpacePip [Ethereum] (@cannamellia) January 23, 2019
Now if it were the shape of a ducks beak……
— Lee (@ffswhy) January 23, 2019
Despite a rocky kick start, Bloxvox is not giving up. Perhaps talking about it will help bring it back?