A Silent Version

When I was young and unemployed, I hated leaf blowers.

I lived in a rented house downtown, and all of the surrounding apartments and houses had lawn care services with gas-powered leaf blowers. Not being tied to a work schedule, leaf blowers provided a rude awakening. I hated them. They are noisy and dusty. I was even on the bandwagon to have them banned from downtown Sacramento.

You can probably guess how this story ends. I got a job and started waking up at 7 instead of 10:30. Problem solved. It does seem, however, as if there is a market for quieter leaf blowers, as well as for other machinery and products.

Here are my suggestions:

Microwave Oven
For some reason, every microwave oven uses a really loud beeping keypad and a "finished!" alarm. Our current Emerson oven is awesome, but it beeps three times when it is done. Why would I need that? To alert me from the barn that my pot roast is finally finished cooking?

No. I don't need an alarm at all. If the microwave simply stopped its whirring, I'd know it was finished, and if that wasn't enough of an auditory clue, I know when three minutes is up because that's when Flipping Out is back on.

 

 

Fireworks
Fireworks almost always combine a lightshow with whistles and pops. Some focus more on the sound, e.g. Piccolo Petes, but I don't know of any which hold back the volume.

But, not everyone wants loud fireworks. People with dogs or young children might enjoy getting outside with some fireworks with little or no sound.

Leaf blowers
If it is possible to build an electric fan which can move an entire house full of air in 5 minutes, It seems like it is also possible to build a quiet leaf blower.

 


Product: Cell Phones   I want a cell phone with an ACTUALLY silent ringer that vibrates silently. A lot of phones have a vibrator which is louder than their soft ring!


Paraguay
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 12:23 am


Product: Garbage Trucks   Akin to your leafblower comment, garbage trucks were the bane of my life - not just when I worked odd hours, but even now when I get up at 7am. The garbage truck comes by some time between 6 and 7 in the morning, and isn't designed for quiet work. Running the truck with a quieter energy source is quite possible, but how can the sound of many smashing bottles be silenced?


Italy
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 1:14 am


Product: CD/DVD Drives in Computers   Although I'm sure quieter models are available, my particular dvd-rom drive sounds like it's attempting to take off and fly out of the room whenever it spins the disc up.. -Simon, Norwich


United Kingdom
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 1:15 am


Product: Electric razor   I *hate* having to hold a loud, buzzing, uncomfortable device against my face every morning!


Australia
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 2:06 am


Product: clock   I used to have a bedside clock that would beep every time you pushed one of the buttons, such as setting the time, etc. The problem was it would also beep loudly when you pushed the button to illuminate the display at night. I solved that problem by opening it up and cutting the wires to the beeper.


Austria
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 2:55 am


Product: Emergency Vehicles   I live next door to an ambulance station, and I am constantly being woken up by sirens.


United Kingdom
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 3:33 am


Product: Motorcycles   This is more of a rant than a "there should be a way to make them quieter". I despise loud motorcycles, especially since I know most of them could be significantly quieter with a proper muffler. When I see a motorcyclist with a quieter (car-like in volume) ride, I'm extra respectful and share the road better. Motorcycles are great... why must so many make people make theirs terrible?


St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 4:32 am


Product: Re: Microwaves   Our microwave does have an option to turn off the beeps. The last one we had was very loud, and putting it in silent mode was a necessity. The new one is not as obnoxious, and we leave its beep on so we can use the timer function.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 4:42 am


Product: Toilet   Mostly for when I'm on the phone. And not just the flushing noise, but that tinkle sound as you go.


Wales
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 4:54 am


Product: The Human Ear.   I hate the way they create a constant ringing sound at night while I attempt to sleep, especially after a crazy loud gig. Man, there should be some kind of filter for that sort of thing! My wife says she can't hear a thing, but I don't believe her. She does a lot of talking, so is never listening anyway...


Australia
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 5:49 am


Product: those annoying car stereos that play at 150dB   I would love it if someone invented a way to keep the insanely loud boom-boom-boom of some player's stereo confined within his/her car. Let them enjoy their music, but enjoy it to yourself!! Better yet, how about a remote that one could carry that, when pointed in the direction of the offending vehicle and activated, would turn the volume down to a reasonable level?


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 5:58 am


Product: Fan   I have an electric fan which beeps when you turn it on or change the setting. Why? You know it is "on" when you feel wind from it, and "off" when, surprise, there is no wind.


Taiwan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 6:42 am


Product: The space shuttle   That thing is really loud - not at first, though. From the viewing station you see the pretty rocket engines pushing it into outer space but sit there in silence and just about the time you think -hey, shouldn't there be a loud rocket-y sound you almost get knocked over by the noise... I think with the engineers they have NASA could make it quieter.


Mozambique
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 6:43 am


Product: Lawnmowers and leaf blowers   I have an electric lawnmower... much quieter. Leaf blowers should be banned outright. Lawnmower use should be restricted to: 1) Friday evening before 7. 2) Saturday midday between 9am and 2pm. I hate the constant buzz and whine all day long. I am a home owner, and I work from home.


Germany
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 6:44 am


Product: Women   No comment necessary


Saudi Arabia
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 6:45 am


Product: Trucks backing up   I'm pretty sure you can hear a diesel engine backing up without additional help. MY G-D! SHUT UP AND LET ME SLEEP! NO ONE IS BEHIND THE TRUCK! Or maybe use proximity sensors like in fancy cars so the INSIDE of the truck will beep when something is behind it.


Micronesia
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 6:56 am


Product: Bill Maher   He needs a mute button surgically implanted. Rectally, if possible.


Bangladesh
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:01 am


Product: Nancy Pelosi   Shut ya stupid mouth you filthy whore!


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:05 am


Product: Politicians   They scream about all the things that they are going to get done, though nothing ever happens.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:34 am


Product: soaps   soaps


Mauritius
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:51 am


Product: Toaster   I used to have a toaster that would beep when the toast was finished. This was in addition to the even louder mechanical clank resulting from the ejector mechanism. I put up with it for about 25 years.


Antigua & Barbuda
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 8:38 am


Product: Buses   The buses in my area are so loud that to use headphones you have to turn up your music to an obnoxious and deafening level. Other quiet transit is possible, for example light rail, so I'd guess electric buses could be a lot quieter.


Qatar
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 8:51 am


Product: Birds   Every year while growing up, this stupid, horny bird would sit in a tree RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW and start chirping like an idiot beginning about an hour before the sun came up! You would think that after a few days of absolutely no response, he would give up and find a new place to pick up chicks, right? WRONG!!!!! Add to that the fact that my job ended at about 2:00 AM, this sucked!!


Spain
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:10 am


Product: Air conditioning   Air conditioning in hotel rooms is very often a pain, because you need to keep it on to keep the room cool but at the same time they are quite noisy so it's difficult to sleep.


France
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:12 am


Product: Velcro   Velcro needs to be quiet


Ireland
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:19 am


Product: re: fireworks   There are fireworks (at least in Oregon) with "quiet" on the label. I know because my 4yo daughter freaks out over loud sounds and I was buying nothing but silent stuff like sparklers when I came across a "quiet" label on a huge fountain thing. The people in the roadside stand don't sell too many because they had to look up the price (while giving me a "what are ya, a pussy?!" look)


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:25 am


Product: Hulk Roller Coaster at Universal Studios Orlando   My family is moving because of the light and noise pollution generated by our neighbor, Universal Studios. Now, mind you, they are three miles away, but it is never dark (24 hr lights) & they run the Hulk roller coaster from 4 AM to midnight every day. That roller coaster is engineered to be extra loud and make a roaring sound. I can hear it in my house with all the windows & doors shut.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:27 am


Product: Fridges   I used to live in an apartment with the kitchen right next to the living room. Any time I would watch a movie, I would have to crank the volume whenever the fridge compressor turned on.


Canada
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:38 am


Product: car alarm activation   yeah, i locked the car & alarmed it. but i'm standing 6 inches from the car and don't need to go deaf yet.


Vatican City
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:39 am


Product: Babies   Oh man, I got one of these little noisemakers coming and I'm hoping they invent a silent version soon, hell even just a snooze button, one that doesn't involve chloroform or opium I mean.


Scotland
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:31 am


Product: Babies.   I agree. Babies are too noisy. Luckily I've discovered that rum or vodka helps with a noisy baby... not to give the baby, but for myself.


Bhutan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:37 am


Product: Fragglestick car   Fragglestick cars are too loud. They need to make quite fragglestic cars. Fragglestick car.


Palau
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:39 am


Product: Microwaves   I actually have a microwave with a dial on it. It doesn't beep buzz or anything. It just turns off when it's done. the problem with this is it also doesn't do anything except off or on. No power levels, no ability to set it to come on at a certain time (The microwaves at my old job could do that, though I have no idea why you'd want to do it.) So most people probably wouldn't like it


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:42 am


Product: Elliptical trainer   I bought a particular model of elliptical trainer because I liked how quiet it is when you're running on it. What I don't like is that doing anything with it (starting running, stopping running, pushing a button to change resistance or incline) results in an obnoxiously loud beeping noise from the electronics. Makes exercising in the morning difficult without waking my wife.


Belarus
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 11:41 am


Product: Digital Cameraas   Point n Shoot cameras come by default with all sorts of beeping and booping and fake shutter noises and whatnot. First thing I do when I borrow a camera is turn that off. (I turn it on before returning, because they probably would have to ask the manual how to do so)


Swaziland
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 11:46 am


Product: Garbage Trucks and School Busses   I live at the end of a dead end street, those bastards with the back up beeping noise drive me nuts! The garbage trucks start at 5am three days a week and the busses come at 7 and 830! LAME!


Lesotho
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 12:31 pm


Product: Ants   The ants. They just won't shut up. They come into the kitchen and talk to me. They tell me to do things. Bad things. "Hey Pete!" they say. "Go to Cockeyed.com. Read about hijinx." Or sometimes, "ohhh, defective yeti has some new content about why there is no new content. Go read that. It's sure to be witty" And then there are the ant parties. So loud. Can you make help for me?


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 12:57 pm


Product: School Buses   School buses suck! They are so loud!


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 1:19 pm


Product: Ants   I agree, those mother-f***ers need to shut the h*** up!!


Afghanistan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 1:20 pm


Product: Crack Heads   OK, it's the first of the month and she smoked all of your crack rock. We get it. No need to go on for hours and hours about it. Maybe someone can invent a flag that crack heads can hold up in the air between 10pm and 8 am to signal that the ho has smoked all of the yayo.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 1:40 pm


Product: Tornado sirens.   There's one of these on the school right behind my house and also right across the road from my office. They are so ... oh, wait.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 2:22 pm


Product: vacuums   Vacuums annoy me to no end. Not sure why....They don't even have to be loud; all vacuums make a noise that just annoy the crap out of me.


Ukraine
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 3:53 pm


Product: Airplanes   I live near a large international airport, and all hours of the day and night they are flying overhead... every. three. minutes.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 4:07 pm


Product: Robots   - Bionic Mockingbirds, to be exact. I'm well versed in what a biological mockingbird sounds like. A few years back I ran into a bionic one that ruined my sleep between 1 and 10AM for a couple of years. Shrieking came complete with a repertoire of car alarms. So I unfortunately had to 'dissasmbled' him...


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 4:33 pm


Product: Leaf Blower   Hey Rob, They do make quieter leaf blowers, but they cost more. Its like used car seats, people won't get rid of them and pass them onto the next person even if their is a safety recall.


China
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 5:27 pm


Product: Jon Gosselin   His douchey whining is driving me to drink.


Ukraine
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 5:34 pm


Product: Magic Chef   Magic Chef offers a microwave that has an option for complete silence. I love it and would never buy another microwave.


Afghanistan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:14 pm


Product: Victims   They won't just stop screaming. I had to soundproof my basement eventually, just to keep the neighbors happy. I mean, if I knew they were gonna make so much damn noise, I wouldn't have even bothered grabbing them at their high school cheer practice.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:14 pm


Product: Kanye West   Yeah, I said it.


United States
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:17 pm


Product: Children   All children should be required to wear a shock collar in public. All adults, as soon as they turn 21, will be issued a remote control. As soon as any three adults within 50 feet press their remote control, the child is shocked. Each collar will also have a vibrating warning as soon as one adult hits the button, so any non-offending children within range will help out.


Afghanistan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:46 pm


Product: Doorbells   Doorbells need a "do not disturb" setting that will disable the chime for 4 hours before re-enabling the button after my nap.


Burundi
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 7:47 pm


Product: TVs   Who listens to TVs, anyway? All you need are the pretty pictures.


Uruguay
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:00 pm


Product: Reason   Telling me I'm all wrong and stuff, all hours of all days. Zesus!


Portugal
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:16 pm


Product: Comments Sections   Especially YouTube comments, but any will do, really.


Andorra
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 9:36 pm


Product: Electric toothbrush   There is nothing like waking up and shoving a loud motorized device into your mouth, it also ends up sounding a lot louder than it actually is because it is in your head. Also I wish my neighbour had a quieter lawn mower, they cut their lawn every other day and spend hours at it, stopping to pick weeds but leaving the mower running.


Canada
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:31 pm


Product: Leaf blowers   I think leaf blowers should be outlawed. The cleaner at my apartment complex leaf-blows the outside areas, but he doesn't pick up the leaves afterwards, so they blow straight back into the carefully cleared area. Leaf blowers are terrible from an environmental point of view, and more often than not, the user could do with the exercise provided by a good old-fashioned broom!


Trinidad & Tobago
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 10:43 pm


Product: Electric Cars... opposite problem   People are complaining that Electric cars are TOO quiet. Pedestrians are almost getting run over because they don't realize the electric car is about to back over them. My solution for this is to equip each electric car with the cool sounds that all flying cars made in the Jetson's cartoons... but not too loud. That would be AWESOME!


Japan
Tuesday 08th of September 2009 11:56 pm


Product: Fireworks & X-Boxes   Fireworks do not need a silent version. The loud noise is part of the design & has been a part of it since day one, centuries ago. However, for those that don't like the noise you can still watch on television. It's just as pretty, not noisy & you probably have a better view. Microwaves on the other hand need to shut up, along with just about anything that requires a cooling fan.


China
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 1:27 am


Product: Hovercraft   Hovercraft


Hungary
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 1:59 am


Product: Electric toothbrushes and razors?   I understand some comments, but if you detest the sound of your electric toothbrush or razor, there's are clear alternatives available. Sheesh.


Burma (Myanmar)
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 7:03 am


Product: trains   My little one's bedtime is 8:00. A train is bound to pass one minute before he is sound asleep, whatever time that may be. When my wife and I bought the house we remarked how nice the sound of a distant train was. At some point in the last three years they installed a new horn that is like 2 billion times louder.


United States
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 7:29 am


Product: A agree: microwaves   The microwave we have here in my workplace will beep when it's done, then a little beep every 30 seconds afterwards to keep reminding you it's done....beep...hello?...beep remember me, the microwave?....beep...I'm a lonely lonely microwave, please come visit me.. This is annoying because coworkers always nuke something then go off on an errand, and leave the microwave beeping.


Australia
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 7:32 am


Product: Kids toys   Just about every toy that requires batteries is too freakin' loud. I know that the fire engine needs to go "weeooo weeooo," but not at 110 dB. My kids are all going to be deaf before they reach puberty.


United Arab Emirates
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 8:24 am


Product: people who complain about loud motorcycles   Have you ever heard the saying "loud pipes save lives"? Maybe some motorcyclists use loud pipes to alert drivers that there is a motorcycle near them and that they need to stop texting and look where the f**k they are going.


United States
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 11:39 am


Product: Electric coffeeposts   I realize the purpose of coffee is to wake you up, but I have an alarm clock for that. Can't the coffeepot make coffee without all that hissing and gurgling?


Germany
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 11:39 am


Product: Farts   I mean, aren't they bad enough already?


Belgium
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 11:43 am


Product: Stereos.   Specifically, the stereo of my neighbor on the other side of the wall. I can hear the highs and the bass, and I know every single song he plays. It's like listening to the radio, but not being able to control when it's turned on, up, down, or off. Honestly, I feel like I'm surrounded on three sides by France, and on the fourth by the Mediterranean Sea.


Monaco
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 1:23 pm


Product: cell phones.   Mine beeps loudly when I turn it on, beeps loudly when I turn it off, etc.


Belarus
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 1:47 pm


Product: DOGS   If your dog is outside barking IT IS BOTHERING SOMEONE. Passive aggressive jerks take your friggin dog inside.


United States
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 1:56 pm


Product: Toyota Prius   My Prius beeps whenever the seat belts aren't clicked in the front (which is frustrating when I put my bag on the passenger seat and the weight sets off the seat belt alarm...) And also, when the Prius is in reverse it beeps, like a giant truck. So Annoying!


Trinidad & Tobago
Wednesday 09th of September 2009 2:20 pm


Product: Administrative Assistant   Our Admin / Office Manager is constantly complaining about other workers, how much work she has to do, etc. A mute button on her would be so welcome. Then she would have more time for work instead of wasting time telling people she's so busy.


United States
Thursday 10th of September 2009 7:01 am


Product: Co-Workers   Just like the Administrative Assistant, co-workers need to shut their stupid pie-holes and quit complaining. It's a job. You do this for a living. It's how you make money. Those people over there are your bosses. They tell you what to do. This is a business and things need to get done. We don't have time to coddle you and worry about your feelings. Grow up and shut your face.


United States
Thursday 10th of September 2009 8:17 am


Product: Garbaeg Trucks   I agree with the first comment about garbage trucks. I get up ridiculously early for a university student, often at the crack of dawn, and am frequently awoken by garbage trucks outside my window before my alarm even goes off. This is between 5 and 6 in the morning. REALLY? MUST YOU COLLECT GARBAGE AT 5 AM? IS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?!?!?!?


Afghanistan
Thursday 10th of September 2009 10:35 am


Product: Car parking sensors   Assume that you are never going to park closer than two feet from anything in any direction - a nice low volume beep when I get a couple of inches away from a hidden post would be perfect.


United Kingdom
Thursday 10th of September 2009 1:20 pm


Product: RE: Cell Phones   If your phone beeps every time you turn it on or off, go into the 'settings' menu, and turn off the power on/off tones. It will stop beeping.


United Kingdom
Thursday 10th of September 2009 1:35 pm


Product: Rush Limbaugh   need I say more?


United States
Thursday 10th of September 2009 2:12 pm


Product: Q-Tips   Can someone make a quieter Q-Tip?!!! When I use those damn things all I hear is 'whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whrrimmp'. Geesh. Ear candles might be an alternative, but I have to 'tip every day. C'mon.


Chile
Thursday 10th of September 2009 6:53 pm


Product: Mice! Computer mice!   I recently wrote a verbose complaint to logitect regards the "click" noise their (cheapest) mouse makes. It sounds like a retractable ballpoint being clicked on a woodblock. They assured me the development team was shown my letter, which ends: I hope that you and your co-workers all share the deeper, collective shame of being involved in such a saga of customer disappointment.


Australia
Thursday 10th of September 2009 9:57 pm


Product: Carpet   Carpet needs to shut the eff up! Especially when its way after last call at the local bar and I'm trying ever-so-hard to keep quiet while I sneak back into the house and into the bedroom before waking the missus. Damn loud carpet making your whishy, whoosing noises!


United States
Friday 11th of September 2009 10:29 am


Product: Newspaper printing press   I work around one of these things and it is GOD AWFUL the amount of noise it makes. And they have to do it in the middle of the night when I'm trying to take a nap. Which says to me, why make a morning paper at all? Why not just have a late-morning or lunchtime paper or one to read on the freeway as you drive home?


Niger
Friday 11th of September 2009 5:24 pm


Product: Commercials   There needs to be a device that will automatically mute commercials and turn the sound back on when your show starts. They are getting dumber and dumber everyday. I'm sure there are some encoded signals in them to get the timing right, just a silencer that reads the signal is all I want.


United States
Friday 11th of September 2009 8:19 pm


Product: Whistling nose   Clean the fricken boogers out of your nose. I hate hate hate the whistling sound from booger filled noses.


Palestinian State*
Saturday 12th of September 2009 7:03 pm


Product: Penis pill commercials   All penis pill commercials too loud, any volume. Only solution to change channels, never go back. Commercial needs Silent Bob. Preferably killing Smiling Bob. Quietly.


Tajikistan
Saturday 12th of September 2009 8:41 pm


Product: saxophones   OMG...did a cow die or something? And why is this always the most popular instrument in the band (beside those cheap mother F*&#$%rs that pick drums)? I'm going to be Stan Getz! I'm going to be Charlie Parker. Someone slap that child...who you kiddin'? You're going to sound like mating goose because you'll never practice!


Chad
Tuesday 15th of September 2009 4:54 pm


Product: my 2 cents   hey rob. i don't know if this is actually true but i have been told that microwaves are designed such that the end of the beeping sound signals when the microwaves have stopped bouncing around inside after the timer finishes, telling you it is then safe to open the door


Canada
Tuesday 15th of September 2009 7:07 pm


Product: Fingernails & Thumbnails   Oh, what I give to keep my fingernails from making that loud rubbing noise when I'm sleeping! Taking sandpaper to them only dulled the sound a little. Gloves of any kind would be to uncomfortable. P.S. Rob, you need to add Republic Of Lakotah to your list of countries. www.republicoflakotah.com Give it a Splat!


United States
Tuesday 15th of September 2009 7:59 pm


Product: Hamster wheels   Squeak squeak squeak all night.


Estonia
Wednesday 16th of September 2009 8:41 am


Product: Leaf Blowers   Portland Oregon now has a law that leaf blowers have to be on a pre-approved list to be able to buy and use. Rob must have spoke his mind here in portland :) http://www.portlandonline.com/BDS/index.cfm?a=118533&c=42438


United States
Wednesday 16th of September 2009 12:20 pm


Product: Movies   "Talkies" these kids call them! Ha! If the theater organ wasn't loud enough, now I have to listen to people talking, crying, yelling...I can get that at home...why go to the theater and hear it?


Romania
Wednesday 16th of September 2009 6:08 pm


Product: Voices in my head.   I wish the voices in my head were quieter. Sometimes I can't ignore them.


United States
Thursday 17th of September 2009 11:15 am


Product: BLU-109/MK   Jeeze, 2000 pounds of Joint Direct Attack Munition is far too loud. Perhaps some sound deadening material can be wrapped around the bomb?


Afghanistan
Thursday 17th of September 2009 12:14 pm


Product: Electric guitarists   Why do the electric guitarists have to play so goddamn obnoxiously loud? They must be playing at over 100db easily - ie litterally going deaf. Also they always crank up the distortion which makes it impossible to hear anything else than their wall of sound, because they take up 100% of the spectrum - lows, mids and highs alike - and there are no gaps between their power chords.


Vanuatu
Sunday 20th of September 2009 2:24 pm


Product: Blenders   I'd love a silent blender. I think there are already microwaves that do not beep when they are finished. I'm renting a place and the microwave here does not make a sound when it's finished. I'm not sure if it's broken or if it was made that way.


United States
Monday 21st of September 2009 11:56 pm


Product: car locks   My car will lock silently if you press the lock button the first time, then give a loud beep if you press it again. Not all car locks are made the same. Some car locks always have to make a loud beep. are you serious. The world is filled with loud obnoxious noises as it is, do we really need to add to them with our cars announcing 'I'm locked!'


New Zealand
Saturday 26th of September 2009 8:34 am


Product: re: silently vibrating cell phones   Paraguay, do you have any idea how sound works?


Australia
Sunday 27th of September 2009 7:08 pm


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Estonia
Wednesday 30th of September 2009 8:00 am


Product: Chainsaw   Chainsaws need to be mostly or entirely silent. It is almost impossible to sneak up on someone with a revving chainsaw motor. Your only option is to sneak up first and then try to start the engine, but it can lead to embarassing "I spotted you" moments when your target senses you fiddling with the controls.


Antigua & Barbuda
Friday 02nd of October 2009 5:51 am


Product: RE motorcyles   look up the phrase loud pipes save lives


Bahrain
Saturday 03rd of October 2009 7:32 am


Product: plastic bags   I know a silent plastic grocery bag is an impossible concept, but lord, wouldn't it be nice? The sound of crinkling plastic makes me INSANE.


Barbados
Saturday 03rd of October 2009 4:35 pm


Product: Dryers   Especially dryers that beep incessantly at the end of each 30-second cycle if you have them on anti-wrinkle mode.


United States
Saturday 03rd of October 2009 5:41 pm


Product: Large truck brakes - "Jake Brakes"   Jake Brakes should be outlawed. I love towns that have signs at the borders that disallow their use, and wish that my town growing up had one. I lived at the end of a street with a sand & gravel pit, and the edge of my parent's property was just the right place to start braking. With a jake brake... right in front of my bedroom. All conversation is impossible, as is sleep.


United States
Thursday 15th of October 2009 12:52 pm

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