The HiddenHUB Uses Infrared Sensors to Optimize Its Audio Levels

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 18, 2015
References: kickstarter & engadget
In order to enhance its audio output levels, Hidden's new smart speakers scan the room to determine its size and shape using infrared sensors. The HiddenHUB also uses an accelerometer to determine whether it is mounted sideways or right side up on a table. With this information, the smart speakers are able to distribute frequencies evenly throughout the room, across various Hubs or other Bluetooth speakers.

As if adding infrared sensors to a sound system wasn't enough, the sleek design also boasts other benefits. Its simple circular top is touch-sensitive, with one tap starting or stopping the song and two taps skipping songs. To lower and raise the volume, the user can swipe the top of the Hub in a circle. Finally, there's an AutoPlay feature that senses when a person has left the house, turns the system off and plays the song from the place it left off upon return.