We've Gone Too Far, Burn It All Down, Start Again

By Gizmodo Australia on at

Hushme, "the world's first voice mask for mobile phones" is described by its creators as a "personal acoustic device that protects speech privacy in open space environments" and by any other reasonable human as "why on Earth do you have that on your face what is wrong with you?".

Hushme's voice masking mode lets you choose from custom sounds like "Wind", "Ocean", "Minion" and "R2D2".

No, you don't need to check your calendar. It's not April 1st.

But there's really only one question that needs to be answered here (well, a few): who would wear this on their face? In public? And why? What phone call could possibly be so private that you need to wear this thing around you neck like a sci-fi exploding shock collar just in case someone hears you talking to your Mum?

What are you, a secret agent or something?

It just makes no sense.

No. It's time to stop. We've gone too far.

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