A cleaner sounding microphone for your typical webcam that allows for better speech-recognition and teleconference, is hackable, and based on a chipset that is capable of being Alexa

Oct 03, 2018

Survey Results are In

Many thanks for responding to our survey! Some survey responses for your enjoyment. Read the full update.

Jun 06, 2018


Help us by filling out a short survey, and be entered to win a gift card! Read the full update.

May 25, 2018

New Firmware Available

We've just released an update to the firmware, v1.1.2.1. You can use either USB or XTAG programmer to perform the update. Read the full update.

Apr 11, 2018

All Shipping is complete! And, new Firmware image is available

I think by now all of you have your Acusis units. If you haven't, please let us know, we'll figure out what's wrong. Also, if you have an XTAG programmer, we have some good news as we tuned up a new version of the firmware. Please give it a try with the steps below. The same instructions were posted on XCore. Read the full update.

Mar 20, 2018

Final Shipping Update

We're both sad and relieved to say that our foray into international shipping has come to an end. We are very committed to making sure your order arrives and in good shape around the world, so we asked Crowd Supply to handle the remaining shipping fulfillment. At this time, it's 99% international (we do have new domestic orders recently, thanks!). Read the full update.

Mar 02, 2018

Shipments Still Happening; New Forum!

We've shipped out all domestic orders, and have been learning about how to handle international shipments. Read the full update.

Feb 09, 2018

Shipping is Starting Next Week!

Good news, the Acusis has finished production, and all the units are on their way to our office. We'll soon be running a packaging and shipping operation. Barring any exceptional circumstances (ie. lost at sea), we're expecting to begin fulfillment next week. Read the full update.

Jan 31, 2018

Video Time! Acusis Production Test System

As promised, we made a video of the production test system to share with you. The system contains a Unix box, a sound box with a speaker, and the XTAG programmer. Read the full update.

Jan 06, 2018

Production Has Started!

We want to let you know that production has begun for Acusis, for the backers and pre-orders as of today. Read the full update.

Dec 19, 2017

We are Funded!!!

Great news everyone, we have reached our fundraising goal and are ready for the next phase! Thank you for all your support, we'll update you on our shipping schedule very soon. Just for funsies, I made a video combining Acusis with ASMR. Read the full update.

Dec 11, 2017

Video Time! Acusis Talk from Bil Herd

Bil Herd needs very little introduction to the Making and Hacking community. In his impressive career he has created computers and technology that got so many of us started in computing. Read the full update.

Dec 05, 2017

Demo Time! Acusis and Alexa with Raspberry Pi

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope you had a good holiday. Earlier we sent Acusis out to some users to try it out and see what they would do. One user, Mikael, made an Alexa-enabled system using Acusis and Raspberry Pi. Read the full update.

Nov 18, 2017

Demo Time! Acusis and Echo-Cancellation Featuring Raspberry Pi

First, thank you to everyone who has backed us - you are the reason we’ve gotten this far! We’d like to share this video showing where Acusis really comes in handy. We whipped up a simple web-app using webkitSpeechRecogntition and meSpeak.js, on a Raspberry Pi 2. Offloading tasks like echo-cancellation really shines in embedded systems like this. While this is only a fun demo app, it shows the problem we’ve had in a voice-controlled podcast player we were building earlier. Read the full update.

Nov 10, 2017

Thanks Early-backers! Video Time.

Thanks to you early backers, we've sold out all of the early-bird specials and more! It has been fun making and launching Acusis, and we are very grateful for your support. Read the full update.

Nov 08, 2017

Acusis is Live!

Acusis is an echo-canceling, far-field, linear array microphone for speech recognition and voice communications. There are a few early bird units available at a discounted price, so be sure to pledge and help spread the word on this awesome project! Read the full update.

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