It’s not often that one hears about World War I technology being used with today’s mobile communications devices, yet that’s the case with IASUS Concepts’ new NT3 throat mic headset. Throat microphones were originally developed for use by military pilots and tank drivers, as they picked up vocal vibrations directly from the wearer’s larynx, and were unaffected by extraneous sounds. IASUS still makes throat mics for military use
, but the NT3 is designed for use when talking on the phone while driving a convertible ... that said, you could probably also press it into service next time you bring your Sopwith Camel out of the barn.
IASUS Concepts may not be well known to mobile phone consumers, as it has largely operated in the military marketplace until now, making specialist headsets, throat microphones and similar special operations paraphernalia. Its anonymity might soon be short lived thanks to its latest 500K Series Headset targeted at iPhone and Blackberry power users. Its Special Ops look is no accident as the 500K is adapted from standard issue FBI, CIA, and secret service earpieces, and is the first to introduce an acoustic coil earpiece to the mobile platform.
August 13, 2007 Ever shrinking portable music players often sacrifice sound output for portability so the audio boost provided by tiny 1.4 by 2 inch IASUS Mobile Amp
could be a welcome addition to the pocket of many audiophiles. Its diminutive stature makes it the world’s smallest and lightest hi fidelity amplifier for mobile devices – but it also makes an impressive difference in music quality, providing up an extra to ten decibels while suffering only 0.3% distortion.