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I think this would be a great thing to not do.
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I'm on my cell phone speaking with my
client or spouse, and I'm in a bar.
The clanking of glasses, the muffled
thumping of house music, the occasional
cheery guffaw of a slightly inebriated
beauty -- all noises I would prefer muffled
before my voice reaches the other end.
customized for Baseball [cricket]
games, bathroom use (muhahaha), and
when (hypothetically, of course) your
spouse is yelling at you.
Can also be reversed for dweebs who want
the person on the other end to think they
are in a hip bar, ballgame, or actually has
a significant other to yell at them.
DrCurry had a similar idea suggesting cell
phone booths, but I believe this might
deserve a separate entry.
Cell-phone muffler squelches street noise
Circa 1998. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Plantronics Tristar Headset
...with noise cancelling capabilities [phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Jabra EarWave Boom Cell Phone Headset
...with Noise Cancelling Microphone. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
||Well you could get out some of the noise with a band pass filter. Just set one up that eliminates frequencies above and below the human voice range. Getting other people's voices out could be trickier.
||Always a pleasure, BlissMiss.
||Thanks for the links, Phoenix. We're
taking it a step further.
||Perhaps what's needed is a helmet made to go over one's whole head and phone. It would have to be airtight (sealed e.g. to one's neck), which would make for an excellent excuse to keep the conversation short.
||Why do I seem to have a strange habit of killing these conversations? Hmm... <ponders>
||[attempts to answer Etymon while strangling from lack of air, claws at helmet, collapses to floor]