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Flower Rock 2.0: Dancing Flowers Get a Makeover

by Paul Strauss

Back in the late 1980s, a sensation swept the streets of Asia called the “Flower Rock”. The desktop gadget did one thing, and one thing only — it danced to any music that you played near it. Flower Rock 2.0 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the original Flower Rock, giving it a thoroughly modern makeover.

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Takara Tomy and Sanyo put their heads together to create the Flower Rock 2.0, which takes the original concept and infuses it with a new look. Sure, the 2.0 version will dance to your tunes, but it also puts on a light show, thanks to colored LEDs in each of its leaves and petals.

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Just plug the Flower Rock 2.0 into your iPod or other music source, and it’ll get to dancing and grooving. There’s also a built-in 1-watt amp and speaker, so you can listen to your tunes as it gets its funk on.

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Initially available only in Japan, the guys over at Japan Trend Shop are now shipping them worldwide for $77 US each. Sure, that’s a whole lot to pay for a dancing flower that you’ll probably find annoying after a couple of hours, but I know you still want one.

[Flower Rock 2.0]

Comments (5):

  1. Fun little toy. Does it dance to ambient music or only if it is hooked in?

  2. technabob says:

    It looks like they will respond to ambient sound from the looks of this video:

  3. m goode says:

    This looks like something off the set of the new Criss Angel and Cirque stage show entitled “Believe.” I recently started working with Cirque, and one of my associates had nothing but great things to say about it. I got to check out some of the behind the scenes footage online at I will be checking the show out myself next time I am in vegas.

  4. technabob says:

    That’s funny. I just saw Believe last weekend when I was in Vegas, and I was pretty disappointed. It felt like Criss Angel didn’t get to do his really edgy stuff (why couldn’t the whole show be like the opening part with the Tesla coil?) And as much as I love Cirque, their contributions seemed completely out of place. I much prefer KA and LOVE (and Mindfreak).

  5. kara says:

    Is there a mode for the Flower Rock 2.0 with the color-changing LEDs ONLY (no ‘dancing’)? I think this would be cute a whole lot longer than the dancing!!

    Thanks for any info!

    – kara

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