Doppler Labs 2015-2016
Menlo Scientific supported this TWS pioneer with MEMS microphone selection, active noise cancellation (ANC) design support and sorting out earth design issues.
In the early race for the first truly wireless earbuds challenge, Doppler Labs was a strong contender with their Here One concept ($299), promising “The Future of In-Ear Computing” and a step forward into hearables, exploring the full potential of personalized earbuds. The Doppler Labs team combined a diverse group of engineers, creative thinkers, designers, and investors who come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Palantir, and Dropbox.
Doppler Labs started by developing the concept of “Here Active Listening”, combining audiology with the latest technologies in wireless audio, not pretending to offer simply a better audio experience, but something more in line with advanced wearable concepts and immersive computing. Their first available product, “Here Active Listening, the predecessor to Here One, was released in a limited 10,000-unit production run in January 2016 to an exclusive group of early adopters, influencers, and partners.
Doppler Labs also worked on combining multiple microphones to enhance voice interaction with digital assistants like Siri, Google, Alexa, and Cortana, and interaction with computers. The same microphones also allowed the user to combine music listening or listening to a game commentary, while still listening to surrounding sounds.