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A speaker poses a question to the audience—and thus begins the awkward dance of passing a microphone down rows and over heads. Catchbox reinvented that kind of audience and group participation by putting wireless mics inside plush boxes that can be tossed from person to person. The latest version, the Catchbox Plus, is a major upgrade, offering better sound quality, less lag, and a clip-on lavalier for the person leading the discussion. With more businesses embracing hybrid work, says Pyry Taanila, a company co-founder and chief design officer, the device is often used in meetings to make sure every speaker is audible.

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