This is a new product that says it can produce surround sound anywhere, all from one small box. Yep, you heard it. One box, in one spot, producing surround sound. Sounds cool, right? It does this through using ‘sound wave field synthesis’, as opposed tradition one direction speakers, and it senses the sound field space (how big the room or area is that it’s in) to compensate and adjust to keep the surround sound constant in the entire room.
It is a very straight forward device, with no apps required, 20 hours of battery life, and a variety of uses and extensions to which you can easily hook up anything you could want to it. You can either keep it wireless, or wire it into your current system.
The prototypes are out, can be preordered, and the market launch will be at the end of this year.
Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student openaccess computer facility, a K12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center.
Nathan served eight years (20042012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was reelected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board.
A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State