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Category: Audio

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion
A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…
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Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes…
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R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones

R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone Doesn’t Just Pair with Droid Phones
R2-D2, it is you! It is you! I’m not sure why it took this long, but if you need a droid to use as a speakerphone, here is the Star Wars R2-D2 Bluetooth Speakerphone. Put it…
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This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays

This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays
Who knew that tortillas were so versatile? Not only can they wrap food, but it turns out that they can act as a record and play music if you use a laser cutter to etch grooves…
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History of the Sony Walkman (Infographic)

History of the Sony Walkman (Infographic)
If you can believe it, The Sony Walkman has been around for 36 years now. In fact, the player was born on July 1, 1979. In celebration of the Walkman, Sony put together this handy infographic…
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Review: Torque t402v Customizable Headphones

Review: Torque t402v Customizable Headphones
If there’s one thing that’s frustrating about headphones on the market today, it’s that each pair seems to be designed for a very specific individual’s taste and comfort. This is especially true of large headphones that…
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Portable Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Speaker: Death Star Disco

Portable Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Speaker: Death Star Disco
This portable Stormtrooper Bluetooth speaker is a stormtrooper that can shoot straight for once, since it is shooting sound rather than lasers. This speaker comes from Blue Sky Studios and looks just like a classic stormtrooper…
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BlueLounge Posto Headphone Stand: Give Your Ears a Rest

BlueLounge Posto Headphone Stand: Give Your Ears a Rest
Since I work with a lot of audio and video content, I wear headphones all the time so as not to bother everyone around me while I’m getting my job done. I’m a bit of an…
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Toc Record Player Spins Your Vinyl Vertically

Toc Record Player Spins Your Vinyl Vertically
Toc is one beautifully crafted record player, even if it does sort of look like an almond merged with a record. It was designed by Roy Harpaz. It spins the vinyl vertically rather than horizontally, but…
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Deal: Save 50% off These VOXOA Water Resistant Bluetooth Earbuds

Deal: Save 50% off These VOXOA Water Resistant Bluetooth Earbuds
If you need a pair of earbuds for your workouts, you’ll definitely want a wireless set. Wired ones just get tangled and can restrict your movement. We’ve got a great deal right now on a pair…
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DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.…
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Deal: Save 25% on Decibullz Custom-Molded Earphones

Deal: Save 25% on Decibullz Custom-Molded Earphones
There’s nothing quite like a pair of earphones that have been custom fit to your ears. But most custom-molded earphones are really expensive and take a while to get made. On the other hand, Decibullz give…
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Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist

Wristboom Is a Bluetooth Speaker for Your Wrist
Wristboom is a Bluetooth speaker that sits on your wrist. You can do stuff like stream music to it, or take calls. Unfortunately you can’t start any calls though, because there’s only one button, and that…
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Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection

Review: OAXIS Bento Wireless Speaker Requires No Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Connection
So how exactly does a wireless speaker work without a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection? The Oaxis Bento uses electromagnetic induction tech to work its magic. Simply place your smartphone on top of the Bento’s platform and…
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Deal: Save 34% off These MMOVE Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Deal: Save 34% off These MMOVE Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
I’ve been running quite a bit lately, and one of the most frustrating things is getting tangled up in my headphone cables. On more than one occasion, my flailing arms have yanked the earbuds out of…
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Headphone Passive Speaker: In Both Ears and out of the Mouth

Headphone Passive Speaker: In Both Ears and out of the Mouth
Passively amplified speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but industrial designer Steffen Kehrle’s installation is notable not only for its looks, but for its source of sound. While most passive speakers amplify the sound from…
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