The bone phone

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Sanyo says they're going to launch the first cellphone with a bone-conduction speaker that can vibrate the sound directly into your skull rather. The idea is that you'll use the TS41 and its Sonic Speaker in places where it's too loud to hold a normal conversation, though, as Dottocomu notes, it does require you to hold the phone someplace against your skull rather than your ear, something that might take a lot of getting used to. We're curious to see how well it works, but we're pretty sure we don't want to start intentionally vibrating our skull on a regular basis, either.
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