Trying to get to sleep with sirens blaring or neighbours arguing at the top of their lungs is a common occurrence for city-dwelling urbanites.
And it’s precisely these kind of people that San Francisco-based startup Celestial Tribe hopes will invest in its new product.
The Muzo is a sleek, silver gadget that’s been gaining support on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
It sticks to a surface, be that a wall or a window, and uses a vibration sensor to pick up incoming soundwaves. It generates its own vibrations that cancel out the incoming sound and shield you in a noise-free cocoon of solitude.
“It is basically a vibrational loudspeaker without a membrane,” explain the Celestial Tribe team on their Kickstarter campaign page .
“Unlike a common loudspeaker that couple vibrations to the surrounding air, the exciter uses the movement of oscillating mass inside to apply force towards a mounting (attached) surface.”
“There are very little acoustic products, especially white noise and sleep enhance device, using exciter in the current market.”