What price peace and quiet?


— 11:23 PM on March 15, 2004

Scott Sommerfeldt thinks the quiet PC will cost about 20 dollars more than usual. Along with acoustics graduate Kent Gee, Sommerfeldt has designed a noise control unit to cancel out the whirr of cooling fans. The design, incorporating four tiny microphones and loudspeakers, leaves only the noise of air flowing through the system, a sound that the pair hopes to eradicate ultimately, as well. Though alternative solutions for quiet computers do exist, those choices are not without compromise.

Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
View options

This discussion is now closed.