Product Hunt Daily Digest
March 9th, 2021

Around is back
It was a year ago that Around launched, right when WFH was just becoming the norm for office-goers.

Since the start, this nex-gen video call tool grabbed attention with a better video UI. Its slick, AI-based framing feature keeps video minimal and floats to free up your screen — like smart profile photos versus Brady Bunch boxes.

Now the company has raised a $10M Series A and launched Around 2.0 with its newest feature: The EchoTerminator.

The EchoTerminator eliminates echo and also the wince we all make when multiple devices in one space start to screech. Combined with previously released features like background noise filtering and voice proximity detection, Around is working to replace traditional conference room hardware. That would be a big benefit to the "new normal" post-pandemic, where many of us will continue working remotely.

For the audio experts, maker Dominik Zane explains: “Around’s EchoTerminator engine completely solves the hybrid-remote challenge: sophisticated ultrasonic signaling, complex DSP algorithms, and real-time audio synchronization ensures that all microphones and speakers are enabled concurrently, meaning everyone is heard perfectly.”

The stack of WFH tools is still growing, with recent pro-collaboration additions including Sims-esque virtual offices, asynchronous recording tools and slack standups, video call networking, and automated team building.

Let us know what products have become your WFH essentials.

Now, come with me if you want to get rid of that mic echo.
Get Around 2.0
Yesterday, we announced who got those February Maker Grants.

Aashni Shah
Today, you can read about grant recipient Aashni Shah and her plans for HypeDocs. Hypedocs is a tool for tracking achievements and gaining confidence. It’s your hammer and shield to beat back imposter syndrome. At least early adopters think so.

"Hypedocs has made me appreciate the joy of little wins! It’s become such as innate habit now that if I notice a dip in confidence, I head to hypedocs to Hype myself! :)" - Vidhi Raval

"Absolutely love this product. It is a perfect reflective and confidence building tool not only for your professional life but also using it with my 2 teens who are able to easily track all their achievements big and small." - Bansi Shah

Read Aashni Shah's story here.