Any sane man wouldn’t agree if I said speakers can be made out of glass. Well, turns out that you can create sound waves using glass, essentially making “glass speakers” real. Sounds epic.
HyperSound Glass speakers, made by Turtle Beach, are the first of their kind. They are the “world’s first transparent directional speakers”. Announced at E3 2016, these speakers are made from thin layers: a glass pane that is layered with a set of transparent films that allow it to generate a beam of ultrasound. This delivers crisp and clear audio to the listener, as long as the listener is right in front of the glass. The video below explains its directional nature.
“The advancements the HyperSound team is making with directional audio are simply amazing – some of the biggest breakthroughs in audio technology to come along in decades,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation.
Not only can these speakers be a great addition to a gaming setup, but can actually be integrated inside ultra-thin displays or televisions. Moreover, these speakers can be put in locations where there is potential for sound, like the front glass of a car to guide drivers or give them a warning.
The HyperSound Glass is still in its prototype stage, so don’t expect to buy it anytime soon. However, with so much potential in the real world, these speakers are totally worth the wait. We can’t wait to see what Turtle Beach will sell to us!
Source: TURTLE BEACH UNVEILS HYPERSOUND GLASS – THE WORLD’S FIRST TRANSPARENT DIRECTIONAL SPEAKERS
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