This noise-blocking device promises to create a personal bubble of silence

If you’re living in a big city or have particularly rowdy neighbors, you know how it feels to live in a stream of perpetual noise.

Luckily, the creators of Muzo say they’ve come up with a solution to this problem.

By creating a personal sound field, the device promises to block out the noise in your surroundings and replace it with a soothing soundscape.

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When you stick the Muzo to a flat surface like a window, it sends vibrations into the surface and uses it as a large speaker membrane to create a noise-blocking sound field. It can be set to three different modes:

  • Serenity, which creates a silent environment by using an anti-vibration system to prevent the surface from vibrating
  • Sleep, which should make your sleep better by playing a soundscape
  • Secret, which uses voice-masking sounds to create a bubble of privacy

When it’s activated, the sound levels can be adjusted in a smartphone app, customizing the experience for your specific situation.

Muzo surpassed its crowdfunding goal of $100,000 by more than $430,000 with their Kickstarter campaign; it’s now shifted to Indiegogo for pre-ordering.

I’m interested to see if the noise-blocking tech actually works as advertised, especially in public places like a coffee shop — which is actually used as an example in the promo video. If it does, it’ll be a very impressive alternative to noise-cancelling headphones.

Muzo - Your Personal Zone Creator on Kickstarter

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