On top of wirelessly playing audio and putting the power of Google Voice Assistant in your ear, Pixel Buds also translate language on the fly. So now you can have conversation with anyone in the world, despite neither of you speaking the same language.
But good luck getting your hands on a pair, they’re currently sold out worldwide.
Simon and Schuster took audio books to the next level (and dimension) with their 3-D re-imagination of iconic novels. What better way to scare yourself senseless than to listen to The Mist in 3-D. Stephen King’s sinister imagination now has the sound design to match.
Get your ears around the technology that is changing the way we listen.
VoCo – Adobe
Put simply, this is Photoshop for audio. Technology that allows audio to be cut, manipulated, and recreated. It’s extremely exciting and also a little bit worrying.
iTrack Pocket – Focusrite
From sound and interface masters Focusrite, the iTrack Pocket is the first high-end pocket studio. It’s perfect for songwriters, idea starters and podcast makers with a quality stereo mic. It also fits right in your pocket. How handy.
It’s a speaker that can also turn off your living room lights, and the most remarkable voice recognition software to date. Goodbye Siri, hello Alexa.
The Pilot – Waverly Labs
Remember The Babel Fish from Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?’ It was a device that translated languages in real time, straight to you ears. Guess what – it’s real and coming to an ear near you.
AirPods – Apple
With the launch of iPhone 7, the death of the headphone jack has not gone down well with many consumers. But if you look / listen closely to Apple’s new wireless headphones, you’ll realise they’re not headphones they’re actually in-ear computers. And we think they’re going to make quite a noise. Check out this article for more.