The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just wrapped up and, as usual, there were a handful of “interesting” gadgets that we may or may not ever see online, much less at a retail store. Hushme must be on that short list. Essentially, Hushme is a mask you place over your mouth (while wearing Bluetooth earbuds) that allows you to take a phone call without other people hearing you. And to add an element of fun to this “interesting” product, the manufacturers allow you to play a series of sounds through external speakers to further obscure things (while killing the idea that Hushme will allow you to make a call without distracting those around you, but whatever). How is playing sound through external speakers fun? When it’s “sounds of some R2-D2-style beeping” or “[h]eavy, Darth Vader-ish breathing.” Fun!
Click this link to view the Hushme promotional video and see if you agree with the description of the Hushme as “stylish.” And be sure to keep your eye out for Hushme’s crowdfunding effort scheduled for sometime this year. $200. That’s what they expect to ask for each and every Hushme.