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Pioneer Co is selling a new wireless speaker, the Kai-Tele-kun VMS-700-K, which sends sound waves from the TV directly to the speaker for a distance of up to 30 meters.

Pioneer says the new speaker is aimed at primarily elder citizens, who have the tendency to raise the volume of the TV due to age related hearing problems. But with Kai-Tele-kun, they can leave the speaker next to them and be able to listen to the TV without raising the volume.

The product is also suitable for those who stay up late at night and housewives who want to listen to the TV while cooking.

Kai-Tele-kun costs approximately 20,000 yen. Sales start in mid-May.

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I think it would be also suitable for business presentations and outdoor projections.

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I can see it selling. Will it b directly conpeting with the wireless headphones?

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Being 80+ yrs of age I can see such a speaker though no one else in my home-----the fate of a bachelor.

To my mind most TV sets have lousy sound systems & NO volume up is NOT the answer.

Mind you lovejapan21 put in a good question about this to be replacemnt of headphones, but personally I would like to have a plug in for headphones as my left ear is not as good as my right.

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sounds like headphones would serve this purpose better.

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Pioneer Co is selling a new wireless speaker, the Kai-Tele-kun VMS-700-K, which sends sound waves from the TV directly to the speaker for a distance of up to 30 meters.

This makes no sense. Surely the speaker (wireless or not) sends sound waves to the listener's ears, as has been the case for a century. "Sound waves from the TV"? No extra kit needed for that. And this gem: "... a ... speaker ... which sends sound waves ... to the speaker ..." Even with such a disastrously muddled description, I think I understand what it really does.

Just a couple of questions.

Why only TV sound? Isn't it just as feasible to transmit sound signals from other sourcers to remote speakers?

Are men who cook not expected to be interested?

Why so expensive? Short-range wireless transmission is cheap so the price suggests that the speakers themselves are of unnecessarily high quality for the hard-of-hearing, people busy preparing dinner or those listening in the dead of night at low volume to avoid distubing their slumbering cohabitants.

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