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This smartphone-sized speaker ($249) does for audio what the ring light did for video, using AI-based noise-reduction technology to eliminate unwanted background noises such as barking dogs, AC units and vacuum cleaners. “I wanted something small enough to carry but loud enough to use in crowded settings,” Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram says. The wireless (or wired) planar speaker is dual-sided, and you can narrow or widen the pickup pattern of the mics to focus on one person or several, depending on whether you’re calling in from a coffee shop or leading a conference call in a co-working space.

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