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50 Gadgets That Provide Quiet at Home

From Sound-Absorbing Light Fixtures to Silent Alarm Clocks

— November 21, 2013 — Art & Design
If you live in a congested city, it can be difficult to find peace and quiet at home. The sounds of ambulances, steer traffic and noisy neighbours are something you can get used to, but they can be headache-inducing noises for when you need to work, study or just enjoy some relaxing down time.

Although it’s impossible to control what goes on beyond your own walls, there are some amazing solutions to combat noise pollution. One of the most common ways is to put on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, which is a great temporary solution. For something more long-lasting, one particularly impressive device is the ‘Sono,’ which works just like a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, but for your home.

In extreme cases where you can’t move to a new place but are still desperately looking for quiet at home, wall panels are a great solution that work to absorb sound.
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Noise-Emitting Throat Braces
Noise-Emitting Throat Braces
The Human Speaker by Nic Wallenberg Forces People to Make Sounds
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49
Celeb-Silencing Remotes
Celeb-Silencing Remotes
The DIY Arduino Microcontroller Mutes Annoying TV Chatter
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48
Decibel-Monitoring Watches
Decibel-Monitoring Watches
The Kisai OTO Reacts to Changes in Sound
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47
Muted PC Peripherals
Muted PC Peripherals
The Nexus Silent Mouse is Literally as Quiet as Its Namesake
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46
Silenced Hand Dryers
Silenced Hand Dryers
The Dyson Airblade dB Makes 50% Less Noise Than its Quiet Precursor
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45
Novel Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
Novel Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones Boast Amazing Sound Quality
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44
Sound-Stopping Sleeping Masks
Sound-Stopping Sleeping Masks
Get a Good Night's Rest Each and Every Time with the Hibermate
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43
Silence-Streaming Radios
Silence-Streaming Radios
SIARA from Navid Gornall Lets You Share Your Solitude With the World
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42
Monument-Inspired Interiors
Monument-Inspired Interiors
The Stonehenge Wall Panels Add New Dimension to Decor
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41
Snore-Silencing Punch Sticks
Snore-Silencing Punch Sticks
Peace and Quiet Gain the Upper Hand at Night with the Snore-Stopper
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40
Speech-Silencing Weaponry
Speech-Silencing Weaponry
Japanese Inventors Create Speech Jamming Gun to Shut Up Chatty Cathy's
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39
Cardboard Privacy Boxes
Cardboard Privacy Boxes
The Danbocchi Is a Private and Expensive Cardboard Box
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38
Silent Gaming Keyboards
Silent Gaming Keyboards
Enjoy Late-Night Video Games with the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition
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37
Volume-Lowering Pacifiers
Volume-Lowering Pacifiers
The 'Chill Baby Volume Pacifier' Turns Down Your Child's Noise
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36
Novelty TV Silencers
Novelty TV Silencers
This Smash Mute Button Makes Ignoring Ads Much Easier
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35
Soundless Pianos
Soundless Pianos
Beyond Silence Uses Vibrations to Let the Deaf Enjoy the Music They Make
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34
Secretive Micro-Environments
Secretive Micro-Environments
Confessions by Nick Ross Provides Privacy in Open Areas
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33
Sleek Traveling Headsets
Sleek Traveling Headsets
Sennheiser's Earphones Shows that Silence is Golden
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32
Pyramid Phone Silencers
Pyramid Phone Silencers
The Mutator by Ron Adair Mutes All Sounds on Smartphones
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31
Ergonomically Sculpted Beat Blasters
Ergonomically Sculpted Beat Blasters
The KEF M500 Headphones Provide a Superior Audio Experience
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30
Musical Noise-Converters
Musical Noise-Converters
Music Yue Turns the Sounds of the City into Soothing Tunes
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Silence-Drowning Ads
Silence-Drowning Ads
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones Ad Makes You Want to Scream
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28
Crystal Encrusted Headsets
Crystal Encrusted Headsets
The Crystal Rocked Beats Studio Headphones are Blinged Out
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27
Botanic Floor Coverings
Botanic Floor Coverings
Bolon's New Collection Looks Like Hanging Artichokes
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26
Extreme Quality Ear Buds
Extreme Quality Ear Buds
Shure SE846 Isolates 10 More Decibels Than Competing Brands
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25
Surround Sound Wireless Earphones
Surround Sound Wireless Earphones
Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones Focus on an Overall Experience
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24
Wrist-Worn Anti-Snoring Devices
Wrist-Worn Anti-Snoring Devices
The SnorePro Silences Your Wood-Sawing Slumber
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Noise-Silencing Stickers
Noise-Silencing Stickers
The ‘Sono’ Sticks onto Windows and Cancels Out City Noise
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The Cough Silencer
The Cough Silencer
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21
Music-Sharing Headphones
Music-Sharing Headphones
The Muzik Social Media Smart Stereo Headphones Lets You Share Music
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20
Silent Alarm Clocks
Silent Alarm Clocks
The Lark Makes You Wake Up Naturally
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19
Sound-Silencing Trays
Sound-Silencing Trays
The HuSh Noise Cancellation Device Plays You Peace and Quiet
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18
Sound-Silencing Restaurants
Sound-Silencing Restaurants
The Acoustics Adjustment System at COMAL is iPad Powered
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17
Silencing People Politely
Silencing People Politely
Stop Talking Cards
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16
Silent Ring Tones
Silent Ring Tones
Finally a Solution for all those Annoying Ring Tones
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15
Sugarcane 3D Wall Panels
Sugarcane 3D Wall Panels
The Kite Series by MyWallArt is an Eco-Friendly Home Decor
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14
Sound-Absorbing Light Fixtures
Sound-Absorbing Light Fixtures
The Petale Lamp by Luceplan Promotes Relaxation and Concentration
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13
Meditative Office Partitions
Meditative Office Partitions
The Monastery by Eriksen Skajaa Architects is Peacefully Futuristic
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12
Cartoon-Like Privacy Screens
Cartoon-Like Privacy Screens
Whimsical Sound-Absorbing Wannabetrees by Glimakra
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11
Dimensional Dutch Decor
Dimensional Dutch Decor
3DWalldecor Wall Panels are Made of Bamboo Pulp
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10
Eco-Friendly Decor
Eco-Friendly Decor
Bamboo Pulp Wall Panels By Inhabit
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9
Algorithmic Wall Panels
Algorithmic Wall Panels
Nastasi Architects Create Curved 3D Indoor Decor
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8
Honeycomb Soundproofing Systems
Honeycomb Soundproofing Systems
Hexagon by FORM US WITH LOVE Doubles as Geometric Wall Art
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7
Honeycomb Wall Tiles
Honeycomb Wall Tiles
Le Pietre Incise Curve is a Wicked Way to Add Unique Texture to Your Space
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6
DIY Home-Warming Panels
DIY Home-Warming Panels
These DIY Wall Panels Help to Keep Homes Cozy in the Fall and Winter
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5
Hilarious Baby Soothers
Hilarious Baby Soothers
The Mute Button Pacifier for That Little Screamer in Your Life
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4
Tangibly Texturized Walls
Tangibly Texturized Walls
The 3D Surface Wall Panels are Dynamic Dimensional Decor
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3
Laminate Wall Panels
Laminate Wall Panels
Using Embossed ‘Iconic' Panels to Dress Up Your Interior Decor
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2
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Adaptable Desk Armchairs
Multifunctional Hully Can Be Mirrored and Flipped for Work Private Nook
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1
DIY Sculptured Walls
DIY Sculptured Walls
PVC Wall Panels Let You Create Your Own Home Textures
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