Wired Collar Turns You Into a Musical Human Speaker

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This weird-looking collar might resemble a neck brace, but its actual function is much more interesting. Nic Wallenberg‘s The Human Speaker turns its wearer into, well, a human speaker. The collar bypasses the vocal chords and acts as the wearer’s voicebox, using the mouth and lips as an amplifier for some funky electronic sounds.

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The Human Speaker attaches around the neck, collar-style, and can emit up to two notes at a time. The user controls the sounds with his mouth, manipulating and amplifying them to make some truly unique music.

Although each collar is only capable of producing two notes, multiple collar-wearing people can get together to make Bohemian Rhapsody-type harmonies. Wallenberg’s video is a fun demonstration of the kind of music possible with this odd futuristic-looking instrument.

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