With society’s renewed focus on putting an end to mistreatment in the workplace, new ideas and strategies are gaining traction. The most discussed strategy we’ve seen is using a recorder in instances of bullying, harassment, and violence.
In response, 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.
BUZZlight is a wearable recorder in the shape of a wearable ID badge. Notably, BUZZlight is discrete, and capable of recording at a moment’s notice.
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 really 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 is performed well 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 workplace, 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.” BUZZlight launched on Kickstarter this February.