Israel-based Noveto brought its N1 smart speaker aimed at home offices and workplaces that promises to give users an experience akin to wearing headphones without actually wearing headphones. To others sitting near the user, the sound is like a whisper, according to the company.
The N1 works with Alexa, smart beaming and multimodal interaction to achieve the effect, according to the company. It connects with Bluetooth and AirPlay, meaning no wires or extra hardware.
The company’s proprietary transducer array pushes acoustic waves into the air. The array is controlled by Noveto’s chipset and software. A 3D sensing module and camera in the hardware tracks ear position in real time, according to the company.