Sometimes you just want to turn down the volume on the world around you. But since you can't actually mute human beings, a company has created a product that's pretty much the next best thing.
Knops are futuristic earplugs that allow you to adjust the volume so you can hear as much or as little of your surroundings as you want. The earplugs are acoustically engineered, meaning they don't use any electronics, apps, or batteries. So, basically they're the greatest invention ever invented.
While Knops let you block out unwanted noises, they also provide hearing protection through acoustic filter levels that gradually decrease sound.
How do Knops work?
Each pair of Knops has four steps for every audio situation you might find yourself in. When you adjust to step one, you'll hear what you would've heard without plugs. Step two reduces the volume to filter city noises, step three adjusts the volume to a live music setting, and step four create a completely silent environment.
To adjust the levels, simply switch the knob on the side of the Knops. And when you're ready to talk to people or hear things as usual, just switch back to step one. Or, you know, take the earplugs out.
Pre-order Knops here. No exact date has been listed as to when product will be shipped, but it looks like it'll be sometime in or after November.