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Superear-All
For $39, the “Super ear” looks like a lot of fun, this might make the next tech conference a lot more interesting… worst case, it’ll be fun to take apart and see if I can make even more super – “What binoculars did for vision, this product does for listening. Produces an adjustable 50 decibel gain on sounds picked up from its multi-element high sensitivity microphone. With only a single AAA battery, this lightweight device produces nice results. Use to amplify bird sounds (can be clipped to binoculars), frogs at night, or use during a lecture to get all the details. Comes with high quality stereo headphones, AAA battery, instructions and suggestions for use. Begin hearing things you have never heard before. “ [via] – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. blacksh33p says:

    An easy hack for this…buy a 12″ metal mixing bowl, mount this dead center (possibly dremel through and attach from back…give it some directional gain. Parabolic baby…parabolic.

  2. DGary says:

    doesn’t help much, at least in older versions behind that big condom of foam, the mic faces dead forward

    of course any good Maker would flip it around and rig some odd rubberband, toothpick and LED scafolding across the front of the bowl

    and while you’d look like a complete tool, so much so that you can actually hear the birds laughing at you, you would know your super ear thingy was now just slightly better

  3. blacksh33p says:

    I was going to go with a good joke about using a “larger” then needed condom of foam, but I don’t want to imply anything.

    I actually have a great mental image of the flashing LEDs engulfing the toothpick and rubber band rig. I may have to do that this weekend. Would go superbly with my tin foil hat and miscellaneous armaments.