‘Anti Vuvuzela Filter’ promises to mute World Cup noise-makers

Posted on June 17, 2010 by .

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A German fan blows the controversial Vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

A German fan blows the controversial Vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

There seems to be an answer to Vuvuzela-haters’ prayers.

After the huge outcry from soccer fans worldwide an online company has begun marketing an “Anti Vuvuzela Filter” that promises to silence the sound of the controversial plastic trumpets that have become the trademark of South Africa’s World Cup.

The company’s website, antivuvuzelafilter.com, sells an MP3 audio file for 2.95 euros (3.60 dollars) that the company says will cancel the vuvuzela noise for TV viewers by producing a sound wave similar to the horn’s that cancels the noise.

The site has a message which reads: “This is your chance to enjoy the FIFA world championship 2010 WITHOUT the annoying Vuvuzela noise!”

“Just download our specially designed vuvuzela noise cancellation MP3 and play it back on your home stereo system, computer, iPod, iPhone, etc.,” the website says.
“Depending on the circumstances, the resulting soundwave may be so faint as to be inaudible to human ears.”

However, technology experts are calling the idea a marketing hype and a waste of money. Experts say noise cancelling depends on specific positions, and that Anti Vuvuzela Filter users will not going to get that cancelling.

Our advice to those who don’t like hearing the vuvuzela? Mute the TV!

What are your thoughts about the Vuvuzela and it’s impact on the FIFA World Cup. Leave your comments below.

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