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This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat

This Weird (Mewsical?) Instrument Has Fur and Meows and Growls Like a Cat
Up until now, I thought the weirdest musical instrument was either the theramin or the otamatone. But I was wrong. This. This is the weirdest musical instrument ever. This curious looking pile of grey fur isn’t a cat that’s been flattened by a steamroller.

BTTF Time Machine Bass Guitar: Bass to the Future

BTTF Time Machine Bass Guitar: Bass to the Future
In Back to the Future, Marty loved to play the guitar. I’m thinking if he ever asked Doc Brown to make him a musical instrument, it might have looked like this. Sure, he’d have to learn to play the bass, but I’m sure he’d be fine with that.
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This AirPods Pro Case Looks Likes It Came from Easter Island

This AirPods Pro Case Looks Likes It Came from Easter Island
So you spent a pretty penny on a pair of Apple’s pricey AirPods Pro earbuds. You can’t just carry them around in their nondescript white charging case now, can you? You need something special to go with your fancy wireless audio gear, and I think this case definitely meets that criteria.

Razer Pikachu Wireless Earbuds Charge in a Pokéball

Razer Pikachu Wireless Earbuds Charge in a Pokéball
When it comes to truly wireless headphones, the design of the charging case they come in is almost as important as the earbuds themselves. That said, it looks like accessory maker Razer has created the ultimate headphones for Pokémon fans.

Razer Kraken Kitty Headphones are Cool for Cats

Razer Kraken Kitty Headphones are Cool for Cats
Razer is best known for its bold and highly stylized computers and computer accessories. The vast majority of them are done up in black, with accents of neon green, and maybe some color-changing LEDs. But Razer also makes one product that stands out from the rest, and they’re pink headphones that look like cat ears.

This Simple Touch Synthesizer Makes Some Crazy Sounds

This Simple Touch Synthesizer Makes Some Crazy Sounds
Electronic musicians are always looking for new ways to expand their arsenal of sounds. There are lots of different off-the-shelf synthesizers out there, but some of the coolest instruments are the homebrew designs out there. I recently stumbled onto this cool little touch-based synth, and it offers up some really nifty analog sounds.

Pour Your Booze into the Minibar Guitar Effect Pedal and Get It Drunk

Pour Your Booze into the Minibar Guitar Effect Pedal and Get It Drunk
Do you like to have a drink while you’re playing the guitar? Well, if you’ve got any booze left over, you can now put it to good use as part of your performance. Yep, this unique guitar effects pedal is designed to sip liquids and uses them to influence its sounds.

AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Modular Headphone Review

AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Modular Headphone Review
There are lots and lots of headphones to choose from, but if you prefer substance over style, then you’ll definitely want to check out the TMA-2, a clean and minimally designed set of headphones from Denmark outfit AIAIAI.

Sony SRS-WS1 Wearable Speaker Review: Personal Audio without Headphones

Sony SRS-WS1 Wearable Speaker Review: Personal Audio without Headphones
Most audio output devices fall into one of two categories: headphones for personal listening, and loudspeakers for group listening. But Sony’s new device falls somewhere between the two – a speaker you can wear. The SRS-WS1 is designed for those times that you want the sound quality and volume of a loudspeakers, but don’t want to wake the whole house.

Making Music with Microsoft Excel

Making Music with Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel has long been one of the most popular pieces of business software, and is used by pretty much every company on the planet to create spreadsheets, databases, charts, tables, and financial models. It also can be used to play video games.

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car

Store Your AirPods in a Tiny Car
Apple’s AirPods earphones just recently got a big upgrade with the release of the AirPods Pro. But if you still have a regular set of AirPods, here’s a fun way to transform its nondescript white charging case into something a bit more eyecatching and fun.

2019 IFA Global Press Conference Previews Tech and Trends for IFA 2019 Berlin Show

2019 IFA Global Press Conference Previews Tech and Trends for IFA 2019 Berlin Show
Here in the states, the big electronic gadget exhibition is CES. But in Europe, its the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, aka IFA (pronounced “eee-fah”). Each September, the show kicks off in Berlin, Germany, showcasing a wide variety of technology in consumer electronics, personal care and health technology, home appliances, and much more.

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar First Listen Review

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar First Listen Review
These days, everyone has a big flat-panel television somewhere in their house. While the internal speakers on TVs have improved quite a bit in recent years, the sound quality is never what I’d call “cinematic.” For true home theater sound, you need either a multispeaker surround sound setup, or one of the various soundbars on the market.

This Media Player Looks Like a Tiny SEGA Saturn

This Media Player Looks Like a Tiny SEGA Saturn
While the SEGA Dreamcast and Genesis were arguably their most memorable consoles, the 32-bit Saturn was quite fun to play too. I spent many a day flying through the skies on the back of a dragon in Panzer Dragoon II Zwei.

Sony’s Glass Sound Speaker Looks Like a Light-up Bong

Sony’s Glass Sound Speaker Looks Like a Light-up Bong
Sony’s new Glass Sound Speaker is certainly unique in the world of Bluetooth speakers. Taking a design cue from stoners, the LSPX-S2 looks just like a bong. You have to wonder how many people will grab this by accident when they want a toke.

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid

How to Build a Working Microphone from Paper: Cardboard Cardioid
Want a neat, but functional item to add to your desk? Check out this cool design for an old school microphone that’s made from cardboard, but actually works. YouTuber SKM builds lots of fun stuff from cardboard, and this is definitely one of his coolest designs.
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