BUZZlight: The Wearable ID Badge & Recorder to Fight Bullying, Violence, and Sexual Harassment

MUNE, a startup dedicated to improving safety in the workplace, has developed a two-in-one ID badge & recorder – BUZZlight – as a way to prevent workplace harassment

“We were originally working on medical equipment, then we heard so much about how bullying, violence, and sexual harassment were such big issues for people working in hospitals and clinics,” MUNE told us. “That’s when we started working on an ID badge that lets victims easily gather evidence, ultimately helping put a stop to this issue.”

BUZZlight is great for medical staff, but it’s also a great fit for any employee. That’s because this wearable ID badge is discrete enough that no one will notice your recording.

Usually, the times when we need a recorder the most are in pressing, emergency situations. Normally, we have to use recording applications on our devices that require multiple steps to access, or we have to carry around a bulky recording device. But BUZZlight looks just like an ordinary ID badge, except now there’s a record button on the back. This makes recording simple and discrete; just slide the button up, and you’re ready to start recording.

You can also use BUZZlight to record important meetings at work. After all, nothing beats a personal audio recorder when you need to take note of what was said at a meeting. You can wear BUZZlight around your neck, or even clip it to your belt or pockets to suit your style and level of discretion.

BUZZlight offers white, black, and beige color options that blend in with work attire. It also boasts a slim, 0.20 inch design that fits most standard ID badges. BUZZlight uses a thin casing made of PC-ABS plastic for lasting durability, and performed will in heat and humidity tests. The urethane coating enhances the grip and useability of the product, as well.

The instructions and design are simple, but the recording quality is crystal clear. For recording quality assurance, MUNE tested their product based on metrics such as frequency response, dynamic zone, directivity, and signal-to-noise ratio, ensuring that BUZZlight performs well in a variety of conditions.

To access your recordings, just use the cable shipped with the device to connect it to your computer.

BUZZlight comes with 16 GB of internal memory, letting you save up to 300 hours of recordings. Also, the long battery life means 2 hours of charging is all it takes for you to get up to 6 hours of continuous recording. BUZZlight also doubles as a USB memory device, letting you store other documents along with your recordings. You can also insert an RFID tag into the holder, letting you tap into security doors, process transactions, and more. In addition to the product and case, BUZZlight also comes with a charging cable, manual, USB plug, and protection film.

When asked about the story of BUZZlight’s development, MUNE said, “We heard so many stories of bullying, sexual harassment, and even violence in the work place, and wanted to offer a simple and convenient solution… After a lengthy R&D process, we came up with BUZZlight – the world’s first ID badge recorder.” You can meet BUZZlight on Kickstarter at a much-discounted price.

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