Product: Countermeasure
Audio annoyance deterrent   (+4, -1)  [vote for, against]
Give 'em a taste of their own medicine

Next in the long line of audio-based inventions from PhoenixCo!

Noisy neighbors? Dogs barking at all hours? Inconsiderate lawn mowers at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning? Have we got the solution for you!

The AAD is a small device you mount outside your home in the general direction of the source of your problem. Not only does the AAD use noise cancellation technology to dampen offending sounds, it also rebroadcasts them - at twice the volume - back at the offender! That's right, mount it, plug it in, adjust the sensitivity and you're in business.

Dogs will run in terror! Even the densest moron will get the hint! Buy one for each side of the house!

(Note: Not responsible for misuse. If your neighbor already owns an AAD, do not place your AAD facing that neighbor. Never allow animals or humans in the zone between two AADs as one loud noise will result in eventual death.
-- phoenix, Oct 31 2001

An echo magnifier. I think I like it.
-- DrBob, Oct 31 2001

Cool. I can move in beside you, and play my punk music as loud as I want (ie. "really f'ckin loud") without having to buy better speakers. Nice one.

Does it go up to eleven?
-- Guy Fox, Nov 01 2001


There, I closed your bracket for you, phoenix.

To prevent Guy Fox from abusing it, you should make it adjustable between "dampen" and "record/amplify".
-- cp, Nov 01 2001

You could defeat [Guy Fox] by making it play back at a really horrible quality with loads of distortion. That would also make it cheaper.
-- pottedstu, Nov 05 2001

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