Remember that big idea you had to develop a sneaky microphone implanted in your tooth — well save it dreamer 'cause a patent was already filed with the US Patent office earlier this month. Ok, technically it's not an implant since it's "clamped to a back tooth" but still the device would be ideal for noisy environments like battlefields (or Steve Ballmer keynotes) where even throat or skull clamped mics fail. This tooth-bone conduction mic is toggled with the tongue and transmits the signal to a retransmit module worn by the user, thus enabling two-way RF communication with others. More importantly, this will enable our Bluetooth headset wearin' brethren to return to the dating scene.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.