“Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking on the phone in public?”
BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T, YOU WILL NOW
Honestly… Where do I even start with this. Please take a moment of your life, that I can promise will be completely wasted and you’ll never get back, to watch the above YouTube clip. ITS FUCKING GOLDEN. I’ll quote myself here where I recently said that sometimes innovation and creativity produces tech that just shouldn’t have ever come to be. In that article though, I was actually saying that the product was a great idea no one had ever thought of because it’s so simple and useful.
THIS IS NOT THAT
The Hushme could not be further from a product anybody actually wants or needs. I cannot actually believe they suggest that this is a device to help people who get uncomfortable on the phone in public places.
WHY would strapping a visor to your face in any way HELP reduce your anxiety!
“oh my mums ringing me, this is embarrassing… I better strap a cannibal mask to my fucking face to make the whole situation more obvious to everyone in the surrounding area”
WHAT IS GOING ON!?
SO… The Hushme is supposed to allow the user privacy by masking their voice to prying ears creating a barrier around the mouth so no one can lip read either.
People funded this.
WILL IT BE SUCCESSFUL?
Okay so I’m not actually going to say ‘no’ here *jaws drop globally” but I do have some pretty good reason why! I believe this has had a marketing nightmare and is just aimed at completely the wrong audience. OR… Its a PR stunt. A FUCKING GOOD ONE.
So if I can possibly believe there’s an audience for this bondage face mobile WHO is it!? I’m talking Reporters, in hurricanes or storms. Imagine them presenting the news in 100mph+ wind speeds with a CRYSTAL clear voice because of the external noise cancellation technology.
I’VE GOT MORE!
What about extreme sports enthusiasts? being able to take a phone call while skydiving or even document and record their voice on the way down? This product DOES have a speck of potential somewhere in this absolute horse shit show they have going on currently. But its down to Hushme to draw it out.
What do you guys think? Will you be strapping in any time soon?