This Kickstarter Wants to Change How You Hear the World
Whether we’re stuck in a crowded airport or standing next to the speakers at a concert, we’re always dreaming of controlling the sounds around us. Now Doppler Labs is giving us total control over our ears. They’ve created Here, a wireless earbud system and smartphone app that allows you to control what and how you hear. Finally, you can tweak your audio environment to your personal preference.
The Digital Signal Processor in the buds acts as your own personal studio, allowing you to control the sounds around you. Doppler Labs and their team have created algorithms to turn down specific frequencies while sending other sounds to the forefront. You can tune out the annoying sounds while amplifying all the things you DO want to hear.
Reduce white noise. Tune out that crying baby. Whatever your desire, Here makes it possible. If you attend a concert or go to a club, you can even boost bass or add reverb as if you were mixing live. Much like the filters of Instagram, Here allows you selectively enhance your world through volume, EQ and effects. With a battery life of six hours, you can wear those earbuds to anything and not worry about them dying on you.
If you want your own pair of Here earbuds before their Kickstarter campaign ends, just donate $179 to be one of the first to receive the Here Active Listening Sound System. You’ll also get a t-shirt that shows you are an original backer of this incredible project. We’re hoping Here will become the wave of the future.
Do you think you would use an active listening system? Tell us why you would or would not in the comments below.
(Photos courtesy of Doppler Labs)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!