Between being a bad sounding amateur singer to one that actually sings something bearable to everyone else, you will need a lot of hard work, but while doing so, you are likely to drive your housemates and neighbors bonkers. The solution? Clad the inside of your room with soundproof materials, or you could use this: the Utaet Voice Training Silent Karaoke Microphone. As weird as it might sound, Utaet Voice Training Silent Karaoke Microphone might just be one of those quirky stuff from the Land of the Rising which you have some use.
The contraption consists of a funnel-like mouthpiece which you sing into and a hose of sort that connects to it pipes your (terrible) singing directly to your sound holes, outputting the sound through a pair of in-ear headphones – complete with ear hooks for secure fit. I know how it looks like (hint: silly) when you are doing that, but with a claimed noise reduction of up to 70 percent, everyone around will thank you for singing into the Utaet instead of doing it aloud. Apparently, it is also marketed as a weight reduction device. How so, you ask?
Well, according to its maker, Proidea, singing with all your might (which will no doubt irate your unappreciative housemates and/or neighbors) can actually help you to lose weight and improve your health. Say what? It can do that? I don’t mean to question the legitimacy of this claim, but seriously, you don’t see a certain American Idol winner (you-know-who) any slimmer these days, do you? Just saying… Anywho, that also brings us to the name of the product ‘Utaet,” which turns out to mean “song diet” in Japanese, or so we read.
So, whether you are planning to croon your way to the top of X Factor or just want to kill some fats, Utaet Voice Training Silent Karaoke Microphone might just do the trick. Might. But be warned; this thing ain’t cheap. Japan Trend Shop is peddling it at $81 a pop (it’s 4,298 Japanese money, btw), which you are probably better off DIY-ing one for yourself. Then again, the glitz and glamor awaits the time probably far outweighs the investment – that’s if you have the amplitude to begin with. Hey, I am not judging. Keep reading to see the device in action.