Idea: Optimal noisy vibrator

Colin Curtin colin at
Sat Dec 16 19:24:47 CET 2006

A corollary to changing the speed of the vibration is creating the bass 
of a ringtone out of vibrating the surface beneath the phone. The last 
Nokia I had did this for some of its polyphonic ringtones, but only to 
emphasize the bass, not produce it.


Igor Foox wrote:
> On 16-Dec-06, at 10:31 AM, Adam Goode wrote:
>> Ole Tange wrote:
>>> When the phone is lying on a table it may be interesting to get the
>>> most noise from the vibrator as possible. By changing the frequency of
>>> the vibrator and analysing the sound level on the microphone the phone
>>> can determine with frequency is most noisy for vibrating on this
>>> surface.
>> Wow! This is a cool idea! It would help me the most to have this feature
>> on the bus, where the normal vibrations of the vehicle completely mask
>> the phone vibrator. If the phone could auto-adapt to the ambient
>> vibrations to create a buzz that could be felt, this would be a great
>> feature.
> That would be very cool indeed!
> Similarly having the phone adjust the ring level based on ambient noise
> would be _really_ cool (I don't remember if this was discussed before). I
> miss calls on the bus or a busy street all the time, because I have 
> the phone
> set to a medium-loundess ring.
> Igor
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