Live, work or walk in a busy area, and you will agree that a noise-cancelling headset is one thing we can’t do without. These headsets have become really close buddies, that even our walking shoes may start getting jealous. But then, it’s a bit dangerous. How will you be walking in a busy street, crossing the road, moving through motorists and still have your noise-cancelling headset stuck to your head? Well, that’s just what this new Amazon headset is here to stop.
Amazon is working on a headset that is designed to save lives, yes; it can automatically shut down when it hears certain sound patterns, frequencies, and even keywords. And that means that when someone yells your name, it shuts down immediately. This feature was designed to help the user tune back into his surrounding, and possibly get out of harm’s way.
A brief look at the diagram in the patent application that was filed on July 25 shows us a number of microphones that have been built into the ear pads. If I will guess, I think these microphones will be listening to ambient sounds, which makes the headset quite identical to the Amazon Echo Alexa. The company even proposed to train the microphones to listen for a two-part audio command, something like, “Hey John!”