Sonare Technologies is now offering Babble, a sound processing device that allows you to have conversations at your cubicle or other open office, while preventing others from hearing what you’re talking about. The system scrambles your voice and projects the scrambled version over speakers. A complete system is under $400.
According to the manufacturer’s website, “Babble provides patented voice privacy without walls. Connected to the telephone, Babble rearranges the phonemes of your voice and surrounds your work space with a scrambled version of your recorded voice. Babble’s use of indecipherable natural “human sound” achieves confidentiality without distracting you or the people around you.”
Guess I can get rid of my old “cone of silence” now.