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Category: Audio

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness

Nespod iPod Mini Casemod: Double Retro Goodness
Flickr user recycledgamer refuses to let go of the past, whether it’s past past or recent past. He/She took an iPod mini – a relic from 2004-05 – and gave it a suit of blocky plastic armor, the iconic NES controller from the Golden Age, the ancient Pre-Playstation eras.

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness

Miffy Digital Audio Player: Minimalist Cuteness
Miffy is a children’s book character made by Dutch author Dick Bruna in 1955. Although she’s obviously a rabbit, her resemblance to Hello Kitty has made her a hit not just in the Netherlands but in Japan as well.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Goes for a Swim
With the warm weather season finally upon us (sorry Australian and New Zealand readers), you’re probably hoping to spend lots of time in the pool this Summer. But just because you’re floating around on an inflatable raft with a piña colada in hand doesn’t mean you have to be separated from your digital music collection.

Pocket Boombox: Hifiman Portable Audio Player With Modular Amp Bay

Pocket Boombox: Hifiman Portable Audio Player With Modular Amp Bay
Most of today’s portable media players already have good sound quality, but their output can still be significantly enhanced using amplifiers. The only problem is, short of making a frankenplayer, there are currently no PMPs that have built-in amps.

Eggshell Speakers Amazingly Don’T Shatter When You Play Music Through Them

Eggshell Speakers Amazingly Don’T Shatter When You Play Music Through Them
After he made himself a delicious omelet (I made that part up), Modder Gomhi managed to turn a couple of brown chicken eggs into a pair of miniature speakers. Each one is loaded with a tiny 1-inch diameter Hi-Vi B1S driver.

Wd Tv HD Media Player Should be Integrated Into All Hdtvs

Wd Tv HD Media Player Should be Integrated Into All Hdtvs
I hope that in the future we can just plug in our storage devices into our HDTVs and access the stored media without the need for a separate gadget. I also hope that in the future I’ll have an HDTV.

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player
Fresh off the docks – or however gadgets are shipped from China – this slightly weird but nonetheless useful device, a HDD enclosure with a built-in media player. The aluminum enclosure is compatible with 3.5″ SATA drives and even has a built-in fan to ensure your hard disk stays (relatively) cool.

Sony X-Series Walkman Reviewed: Finally, a Media Player Worthy of the Walkman Name?

Sony X-Series Walkman Reviewed: Finally, a Media Player Worthy of the Walkman Name?
While it’s a bit late in the game, Sony’s X-series Walkman looks to be the company’s best PMP, as reviewed by T3. The X’s OLED screen and superior audio quality pleased T3’s Brian Ashcraft, saying  “It sucker punches the iPod from the off with cracking sonics, ” and “the OLED screen here thrashes the iPod’s LED one” and “It leg drops the iPod’s fat mama.”

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech

Transducer Network of Silence: Mit Engineers Working on Sound Masking Tech
MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono want to patent what they’re calling “Distributed Acoustic Conversation Shielding”. Yup, it’s like Get Smart’s Cone of Silence, except that it actually works. I hope. Paradiso and Ono’s acoustic shielding makes use of a network of transducers – speakers and sensors – that can distinguish the people having a conversation from those who might be eavesdropping.

Arch Audio T2 Vacuum Tube Radio Plays Am, Fm, Mp3, Wma

Arch Audio T2 Vacuum Tube Radio Plays Am, Fm, Mp3, Wma
I was making the regular rounds of my favorite Asian technology sites when I came across this intriguing hybrid of modern and classic technologies. The Arch Audio T2 radio combines the warm analog sounds of a tube-based amplifier with the modern digital sounds of MP3 and WMA files.

Myka Open-Source Bittorrent Capable Media Receiver Eager to Take a Bite Out of Apple Tv

Myka Open-Source Bittorrent Capable Media Receiver Eager to Take a Bite Out of Apple Tv
While Apple TV gives its users access to a lot of popular movies and TV shows, its limited functionality and lack of support for other popular sources of content means that it won’t be as popular as Apple’s other products.

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music
Now this is something I really really want: a stylish, easy-to-use CD player. Pull the string to turn the player on, pull it again to make the player stop. The volume and search buttons are on top of the player.

Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep

Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep
Like many other iPod docks/alarm clocks, gear4’s latest iPod accessory can wake you up with music from your iPod. But the crg-60 can also be set to play music from the built-in FM radio or just do a good ol’ buzz to make you get out of bed.

Thumb Callouses Are So Over: Super Mario Bros Controlled With Music

Thumb Callouses Are So Over: Super Mario Bros Controlled With Music
I love Mario, but even I have to admit that the old school games are, well, old. I’ve played ’em a million times, and even though Super Mario Bros is a classic, it’s always fun to spice it up a little.

Buglabs Open-Source Modular Gadget Factory: the Modder’S Gadget

Buglabs Open-Source Modular Gadget Factory: the Modder’S Gadget
Bug Labs’ very geeky product is the perfect Modder’s Day gift. You see, BUG is a set of tools that lets you mix and match its components to build your own gadget, like LEGO but a hundred times geekier.

Atree J2 Media Player Stares at Us With Its Evil Red Eye

Atree J2 Media Player Stares at Us With Its Evil Red Eye
This new media player from Korea has a unique design punctuated by a bright red LED eye on its face. Why? I don’t know. Maybe so bloggers like me would write about it rather than ignore it amongst the vast sea of PMPs out there.