To hear audio, just put a finger to your ear

The TipTalk, unveiled by Samsung during CES 2016, can effectively bolster smartwatch appeal towards the sky above. Cooler than an invisible phone, it uses your finger to conduct sound directly to your ear canal. That’s right—the next time you get a call or need to check your voicemail, you can use your empty finger as a real phone.

The technology behind this very real technology isn’t that new though. TipTalk uses the bones of the body to relay vibrations to the ear. When these vibrations hit the eardrum, they turn into audible signals.

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