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This Terrifying Face Gadget is the Latest in Wearable Tech

The VR headset has been around for some time. Let’s face it, we’ve all seen the funny YouTube videos. However, 2017 has brought us something rather different in the wearables department.

First presented at CES this year, Hushme is a device that allows the wearer to make private phone conversations even in public spaces. The self-proclaimed ‘world’s first voice mask for mobile phones’ is worn around the mouth and helps keep private conversations private.

There are 2 ways that Hushme makes your phone conversations private. The first is the actual device which muffles and quietens your voice to those in your immediate area. In addition to this, there is a speaker built into the mask which can play sounds as you talk, further distorting your conversation. Sound options are accessible from an app and range from ocean and wind sounds to Darth Vader and Minions.

It looks as though the founders of this one-of-a-kind headgear are quite in tune with the market opinion of Hushme thus far and understand that, although it's perhaps not the best looking device it serves a real purpose and solves a very modern day issue. The founders take their inspiration from an Einstein quote:

"For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope."

The idea for Hushme originated from an experience they witnessed in a cosy and quiet café. A lady who was making a call on Skype clearly felt uncomfortable proceeding with her conversation due to speaking louder and drawing unwanted attention. She evidently felt awkward and ended her call. This frequent mishap lead to the creation of the prototype Hushme and the rest, as they say, is history.

This one got us talking at TSG HQ. Is this another piece of tech for tech's sake? Is it too outlandish to wear something so bulky and dare we say it... severely lacking in pleasing aesthetic? General consensus was that if you have a private conversation to make then you make it in private. However, with the evolution of the cloud and technology increasingly making applications accessible anywhere at any time this could be one to watch. Maybe…

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