The landscape of crowds we meet in the subway, on sidewalks or on café terraces, has long accustomed us to this contemporary mania: the fascination of the smartphone screen. Having our eyes glued to our mobile phones has become the norm, to the detriment of the elementary rules of politeness or caution. But what awaits us is worse: tomorrow we'll see strange individuals, pensive, with their fingers in their ears. When you meet them in the street, don't be surprised: they are on the phone or listening to music.
En fact, Samsung has just unveiled an innovation at the CES in Las Vegas that could change our habits. The Tip Talkis a revolutionary technology that allows sound to pass directly from your fingers to your ears. The concept is to use the human body to transform emitted vibrations into audible sound. No more earphones and other headsets to take calls or listen to your playlists. You can even use it to read your SMS and other messages.
Samsung will thus market a bracelet connected to a smartwatch or even a classic watch. When you receive a call, a vibration is emitted. You just have to put your index finger on your ear to make a call. The South Korean brand claims that the sound is of optimal quality and allows you to communicate in noisy environments without any difficulty.
The idea comes from the Samsung C-Lab, its idea incubator set up in 2012 to rival Google's (X Lab). Samsung claims that its Creative Lab (or C-Lab for insiders) has already developed more than 100 projects. TIPtalk is one of the most spectacular projects presented at CES.
According to Jai Il Lee, who is responsible for the marketing of this product interviewed by SkyNewsSamsung plans to bring this iOS and Android-compatible product to market by the end of the year for less than a hundred euros.