X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

IPod Speakers Made From Gourds

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

When I think of gourds, I usually think of cheesy Fall harvest centerpieces on the cover of Family Circle. So it’s nice to see gourds put to some good use with these unique handcrafted speakers.

iPod Gourd Speakers

Japan’s Bird Electron decided it would be nice to see some speakers made from natural materials, so they came up with the concept. Each speaker has a 2.3-inch diameter full-range driver, sealed tightly into the body of the hollowed out fruit. It’s said that the gourd shell produces a soft, easy sound, so if you were planning on playing your Metallica through these, they’re probably not for you.

They’re currently available from AssistOn for  ¥18,000 ($146 USD) for a pair along with an amplified stereo breakout box. It’s also possible to hook up a single speaker (¥9,800 / $80 USD) to your music player if you don’t need stereo sound.

If you’re trying to get these outside of Japan, you also might want to check with Audiocubes. They’ve been known to import Bird Electron products on occasion.




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You\

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You'll Burn Your Eye out, Kid!

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo