Our iPhones are always in our pockets, making sure that we won’t miss an important conversation or opportunity by vibrating, chirping, or ringing in our pockets at a moment’s notice. Sometimes we forget, however, that music and video still plays when our phones are muted, or that holding onto the home button a bit too long still activates Siri’s beep to start speaking. Ron Adair wanted to solve the problem of knowing whether or not his phone was really muted, so he created a plug for the iPhone called the Mutator.
Mutator is a simple little pyramid that plugs into your iPhone’s headphone jack, silencing all but the most important notifications like alarms. While the iPhone’s mute switch takes care of incoming notifications and the ringer, Mutator takes care of everything else like YouTube videos and games. Cleverly, Mutator can be twisted to unmute sounds when you’re ready to listen in.
This Kickstarter has a modest goal of $24,000 to cover tooling, manufacturing, and delivery costs. Pledges start at $5, but a $16 pledge promises you your very own Mutator if the project is successful.
Learn more and back it on Kickstarter here.
[via Dan Benjamin]