I’d really quite like to see one of these in action.
No biggie, right? Meh, right?
The Geemarc Clearsound CL8200 has a top volume of 1,000 decibels, roughly the same as a speeding train, as well as large buttons.
Now, let’s give the fuckwit at The Times the benefit of the doubt just for one moment.
Let’s just suppose that there’s a phone, that costs £90, and produced 1000 decibels.
German Dane has done the calculations for us, and foretells that to produce a sound of 1 second length at 1000dB would require more energy than the sun will provide in its lifetime.
Elsewhere, let’s see how that 1000dB stacks up:
|Weakest sound heard||0dB|
|Whisper Quiet Library||30dB|
|Normal conversation (3-5′)||60-70dB|
|Telephone dial tone||80dB|
|City Traffic (inside car)||85dB|
|Train whistle at 500′, Truck Traffic||90dB|
|Subway train at 200′||95dB|
|Level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss||90 – 95dB|
|Power mower at 3′||107dB|
|Power saw at 3′||110dB|
|Sandblasting, Loud Rock Concert||115dB|
|Pneumatic riveter at 4′||125dB|
|Even short term exposure can cause permanent damage – Loudest recommended exposure WITH hearing protection||140dB|
|Jet engine at 100′, Gun Blast||140dB|
|Death of hearing tissue||180dB|
|Loudest sound possible||194dB|
So, err. No. The Times are monkey fools who know dick about science.
Meanwhile, here’s a muppet at the The Tellygiraffe who knows dick about technology.
Updated thanks to Sluggy pedantry.