When I first heard about Helmfon, a ginormous noise isolating helmet, I had to do a double take. I glanced at today’s date, making sure I did not accidentally hitch a ride on the time machine and went back to April 1st. Anyways, as it turns out, Helmfon is real as you and me. Now, there are quite a few ways to keep noise out when you are working. If constant yakking colleagues distracts you, you can probably suggests to the management to acquire Bane mask-like Hushme for each chatty individuals, but if the ambient noise gets to you too, you can either grab a pair of noise canceling headset or you could look to the aforementioned Helmfon.
As depicted in the images, Helmfon is big-ass helmet (like, really, really big) that, when worn, promised to keep the ambient noises out by the virtue of the sound dampening foam. But while leaving your head inside, you won’t be cut off from the rest of the world. Also built into it is a smartphone holder, speakers and a lone microphone, ensuring you can carry out your Skype conference without being disturbed by the car honking downstairs, or your gossiping co-workers. Incidentally, Skype conference was the driving force that spurred Hochu rayu, the Ukrainian company behind Helmfon, to develop this shoulder wearable device (which can be ceiling and wall-mounted too).
It is quirky. Weird even, but apparently it works. So, before the Cone of Silence becomes a real-life privacy tech, Helmfon could be your best bet.
Images: Hochu rayu.