While it’s ostensibly designed to assist “people who have gotten used to hearing less,” as Kitsch puts it, he points out that it’s not a medical device like a hearing aid. In fact, there are plenty of other inventive ways to make use of it, whether it’s keeping the mic near the speaker of your television at night to watch shows without disturbing your partner, or clipping the mic in the back of the car to better hear your kids.
And since it’s 2014, dammit, the Scoop can also answer phone calls and command Siri at the press of a button.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. You’ll need to speak up, he can’t hear you.