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May 27, 2018


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From CNET:


Would you wear this muzzle around the office for private calling?

A new accessory called BloxVox muffles your phone conversations in an open office. Just don't share it.

Back in January of 2017 I discovered a product at CES called HushMe that I described as "the weirdest, yet most useful wireless headphone ever created."

It was a voice-muffling contraption that that kept people around you from hearing your phone conversations.

HushMe seemed pretty unique but it now has competition. 

BloxVox, a new "voice privacy tool," has made its debut on Kickstarter and the entrepreneur behind it, Greg Umhoefer, says it's better than HushMe.

It's also different.

First, it's more compact.

Second, it's designed to work with your existing headphones that have an inline microphone, which tucks into a slit in the BloxVox.

Yes, it sounds weird, and I'm not going to spend any more time explaining it because the best way to understand it is to watch the video below.

However, I will point out that there's a little air hole in the front that allows you to breathe and have some air circulate in the muzzle (this seems like an important feature).

To be clear, I haven't tried Bloxvox yet — I'm just writing about it.



May 27, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Ahhh but it’s a kickstarter campaign. I was burned on Indiegogo last year. Kickstarter may have a slightly better track record, but it’s still a gamble.

Posted by: tamra | May 28, 2018 2:50:04 PM

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