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Category: Audio

NASA Releases “Black-Hole Remix,” The Sounds of a Distant Galaxy Cluster

NASA Releases “Black-Hole Remix,” The Sounds of a Distant Galaxy Cluster
If you want kids to care about it these days, it has to be on social media, so NASA has released a Twitter clip of sounds created by a distant galaxy cluster, presumably to reignite youth’s interest in space.

Metallica Ninja Star Turntable Is Ready to Rock

Metallica Ninja Star Turntable Is Ready to Rock
Modeled after the band’s ninja star logo, the Pro-Ject x Metallica Ninja Star Turntable is a record player in the form of a throwing star, complete with pointy edges. As far as record players go, it’s certainly one of the more aggressive-looking ones I’ve seen.

Spark Mini Amp Review: A Tiny But Mighty Practice Amp + Bluetooth Speaker

Spark Mini Amp Review: A Tiny But Mighty Practice Amp + Bluetooth Speaker
Musicians looking for a practice amp might want to check out Positive Grid’s Spark Mini. It’s a compact guitar amp that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Honest to god, this is one of my favorite things ever.

Giant Cassette Tape Pool Float Is The Perfect Summer Mixtape

Giant Cassette Tape Pool Float Is The Perfect Summer Mixtape
Designed to look almost identical to a Maxell UR90 cassette tape, the Maxchill Classic Cassette Tape Pool Float (affiliate link) from LÔTELI is perfect for floating around a pool reminiscing about all the mixtapes you used to make for girlfriends or boyfriends back in the ’80s and ’90s.

Mystery Karaoke Singing Pills Help You Belt Out Your Favorite Tunes

Mystery Karaoke Singing Pills Help You Belt Out Your Favorite Tunes
Presumably sold alongside the plethora of sexual enhancement pills at gas station checkouts, Mystery Karaoke Singing Pills allegedly help their swallower sing better karaoke by “loosening your vocal cords and relaxing you so you can sing for longer periods of time.”

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai
The brainchild of famed guitarist Steve Vai, the Hydra is a triple-neck steampunk-styled guitar that combines four different instruments: a fretless 12-string guitar, a half-fretless bass, a 7-string guitar, and a harp (seen at the bottom).

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas
Crafted by musical mad scientist Sam Battle of Youtube channel Look Mum No Computer, the Santasizer isn’t an antibacterial hand gel to help keep the coronavirus at bay, but eleven dancing Santa toys from the 90’s connected to a synthesizer that reacts to the input being played through them.

Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine

Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine
Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) clearly has some sort of strange obsession with making musical Furbys. You may recall his previously posted electronic organ created using 44 singing Furbys. I think we can all agree that is entirely too many Furbys in the same place at the same time.

The Navy Invented a Device That Stops People from Speaking

The Navy Invented a Device That Stops People from Speaking
When I was a kid, the best way to get my brothers to stop talking was to repeat what they said right after they said it. Now, the U.S. Navy has taken that simple concept and expanded upon it to disrupt people from speaking at a distance.

This Mini Wiener Dog Speaker Cranks Out Dachsounds

This Mini Wiener Dog Speaker Cranks Out Dachsounds
The driver in a speaker cabinet that puts out the low frequencies is called a “woofer” or a “subwoofer,” but I’m guessing this 3″ long wiener dog speaker is more about his charm and cute looks than his abilities to produce deep bass.

Marvel Sound Effects Machine: Hulk Smash!

Marvel Sound Effects Machine: Hulk Smash!
Just like Star Wars merchandise, there’s a market for every single sort of Marvel product you can think of. And to prove that point, this is the Marvel Sound Effects Machine available from FireBox. With the push of a button, you can play one of eight sound effects from Marvel superhero movies, and I’m pretty sure I just found the new soundtrack to my life.

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition Speaker System Review: Sound, Substance, and Elegance

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition Speaker System Review: Sound, Substance, and Elegance
You may or may not be familiar with audio equipment maker Naim, but they’re known for high-end component audio gear, as well as the exquisite sound systems found in Bentley automobiles. Their Mu-so speaker system aims at the more casual home user while retaining the premium sound, aesthetics, and build quality the UK audio maker is known for.

Creepy Baby Doll Theremins and Synthesizers: Rock-a-Bye Baby

Creepy Baby Doll Theremins and Synthesizers: Rock-a-Bye Baby
You know what your band needs? Sure, probably a practice space, a bass player, and a cool name, but who really needs those things if you don’t already have a BabyBot baby doll light theremin or electronic synthesizer?

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations
The brainchild of product design engineer and traveler Jude Pullen, The RadioGlobe is an internet-connected globe that plays a radio station from the area highlighted on the surface through its circular reticule. Just give the globe a spin to listen to the world.

A Mandalorian Helmet Amazon Echo Dot Speaker Holder: I Have Spoken

A Mandalorian Helmet Amazon Echo Dot Speaker Holder: I Have Spoken
Looking for something to spruce up your otherwise boring 4th-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with a little Star Wars flair? How about this 3-D printed Mandalorian helmet holder made and sold by Etsy shop Slic3DArt?

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future
Since “just because you can” is as good a reason as any to do something these days, the engineers at iSax Laboratories took it upon themselves to try building a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone. The result? Well, the result is what you’ll hear below, which is by no means the best trombone playing I’ve ever heard.