Become Bane and cut down on office chatter with Bloxvox

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May 24, 2018, 10:17 AM EDT

For anyone who works in an office or has to make a phone call in a public place, there may be a unique solution to maintain privacy. Earlier this week, Greg Umhoefer launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Bloxvox, a mask that he created to muffle the wearer’s voice while still allowing the person on the other side of the call to clearly hear them.

According to Umhoefer, the Bloxvox works with any microphone that can fit inside the mask. In the accompanying Kickstarter video, a few performers demonstrate how the Bloxvox can potentially be very useful. At the same time, this may have just launched our favorite meme of the week.

As noted by Nerdist and other outlets, the Bloxvox has an uncanny resemblance to the mask worn by Bane, the Batman villain memorably portrayed by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises.

Bane The Dark Knight Rises

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

This resemblance has not gone unnoticed on social media.

We could have posted a clip from The Dark Knight Rises in which Bane recited his “I was born in darkness” line, but it was much funnier when Hardy recreated the scene with his dog. The dog even seemed to roll his eyes at the end of the video!

So far, Umhoefer has accepted the Bane comparisons with good humor. 

At press time, Bloxvox has a considerable ways to go before it can reach its funding goal of $25,000. But the campaign has until Friday, July 20 to pull together the rest of its money. For more information about Bloxvox, check out the official Kickstarter page. Now that Bloxvox is escaping into the world, we’re very curious to see how well it works and the memes it will potentially inspire.