Atari introduces the Speakerhat, a hat with speakers

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  1. dAVID_

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    Now imagine speakers. Now imagine the hat sending all audio inputs to a remote server where the CIA can listen to every single word you say.
     
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  2. ScarletDreamz

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    • Moms Wheres my hat?
    • Its on the washing machine sweetie~
     
  3. Bateees

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    Atari proves after 30 years to still have the strangest ideas in the industry.
     
  4. Benja81

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    Whoa, you are like hat-racist. :rofl2:
     
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  5. Nirmonculus

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    Nobody even asked for this
     
  6. gudenau

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    I don't see this being a great listening experience. I would think you would put them in the sides with a little clever duxting to reflect the sound to your ears.
     
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  7. YuseiFD

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    Are they gonna make a buttplug sub-woofer like apple did ?
     
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  8. WhiteMaze

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    Ooookay Atari. We get it. You're here. We notice you.

    Just please don't make another Jaguar kay buddy? Okay.
     
  9. AaronUzumaki

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    So, I got to try one of these hats today and I've gotta say, not super practical. The quality isn't bad and not having to have headphones to listen to music at a constant volume feels nice, but I would never use it in public and there's a million more practical devices to use in private. Plus the hat is a tad heavy, making it annoying to wear.
     
  10. stanleyopar2000

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    i'll take "shitty things public transit douchebags will wear on the bus for $1,000" Alex
     
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  11. Benja81

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    I'll be DA since all I've seen is negative comments. Two benefits no one has mentioned:

    • minimize hearing-loss as the sound is not going directly into your ears
    • able to hear background noises like cars/trains/bears
     
  12. Captain_N

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    hey Atari? make a console that playes nes/snes/n64/sega gen/ps1 with out hardware emulation. i want you to reverse them chips and clone it. and i want the origional ganes supported as well as games burned on disc/usb..
     
  13. The Real Jdbye

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    Wait, what? Do you have a link for that?
     
  14. YuseiFD

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    I really hope i don't get banned for this xD
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  15. Xzi

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    Lol, motion control has come a long way, it could work. I'd buy it for the novelty of being '80s cool' if nothing else.
     
  16. RandomUser

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    Why stop there. Go for augmented reality with hololens.
    Kinda Microsoft thing though.
     
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  17. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    Edit: don't know how I double posted, must have been my internet connection on my end.
     
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  18. petethepug

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    Welp, the new eggcelent hat just hit the town. Now how do I beat that record again?
     
  19. slaphappygamer

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    Because you all want to hear my conversation on speakerphone.
     
  20. ov3rkill

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    Mario approves!
     
  21. Ev1l0rd

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    This... this isn't a good idea. This is a worse idea than the Google Glass.

    To summarize:
    • It is super obvious if you wear one. I mean, look at the fucking thing. Those two mickey mouse earspeakers stand out. And not in a positive way.
    • You cannot clean it. At all. Especially with that speaker design water will seep into it the moment you try and clean it.
    • It looks stupid.
    • I cannot imagine it would be nice to have your eyes constantly be tormented by music. That is what your ears are for.
    • And finally, bluetooth is awful on batteries. Are we expected to be able to carry a battery around with us the entire time? I own a Bluetooth headset. Those things may have good batteries, but after 8 hours the thing does need to charge. And the bluetooth headset is noticably heavier than a non-bluetooth one.
    So yeah, I expect this to flop or be a niche product that people mostly buy because they want to buy stupid stuff.