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Category: Audio

Octopus Trap Speakers May Only Look Versatile

Octopus Trap Speakers May Only Look Versatile
In what has to be one of the oddest trends I’ve seen, Japanese company Bird Electron has produced a set of speakers built to resemble octopus traps. As you might have guessed, octopus traps are used to catch octopi.

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!

R2-D2 Boom Box: Take That at-at!
Remember the AT-AT Walker ghetto blaster? Well apparently not only the Empire gets its own boom box. This R2-D2 sound system is part of the Hype Hustle Rip-Off exhibition by artist Bill McMullen over at LA’s The Constant Gallery.

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music

Pulsewidth’S Felt Mini Synthesizers Make Soft, Squishy Music
When I think of old school analog synthesizers, I think of hard plastic, wood and metal cases, and plenty of knobs, switches and wires. Not so says this crafter, who’s made up this batch of awesomely soft synthesizers.

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music

Korg Nano USB Midi Controllers Let You Make Beautiful Music
These little USB controllers let you build out a full-fledged recording studio anywhere you go. The Korg nanoSeries of controllers are small enough to throw in a backpack or briefcase, but when connected to your computer let you set up a robust studio on the road.

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound

Bacharufurontosaraundo: Kenwood 2 Channel CD Player With Surround Sound
Japanese electronics company Kenwood recently unveiled a currently unnamed and unpriced CD player that incorporates DTS Surround Sensation. Surround Sensation is a technology that allows listeners to hear surround sound even from conventional two-speaker systems (e.g.

At-at Walker Boom Box Destroys Echo Base With Sound Waves

At-at Walker Boom Box Destroys Echo Base With Sound Waves
Not that the Empire needed any help winning the Battle of Hoth, but it would have been much cooler if they had attacked the Rebels with AT-AT walkers with giant speakers built into them. Boom Boom.

Soundshelf Design Concept: Not for Libraries

Soundshelf Design Concept: Not for Libraries
Polish designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz observed that conventional speakers rarely fit in with our living spaces because of their appearance, so they end up being “put away in the corner of the room or hidden in the wall”.

LG Arena Km900 Multimedia Phone Specs, Details and Product Video Released

LG Arena Km900 Multimedia Phone Specs, Details and Product Video Released
The new LG ARENA touchscreen mobile phone is definitely one to watch for when it’s released later this Spring. The ARENA (also known as the LG-KM900) was launched today at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts

Relive the Big and Chunky Days of Gadgets With Fauxsure Shirts
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when synths had no USB connection?

Bamboo Speakers Perfect for Pandas With Ipods

Bamboo Speakers Perfect for Pandas With Ipods
It not often these days that you see inexpensive portable speakers made out of anything but plastic. But these well-priced compact speakers are actually made of durable bamboo, a highly unusual material for speaker enclosures. According to the folks over at SourcingMap, the bamboo provides a more extensive sound range than other small speakers, but I’m not so sure given the less-than-stellar 300-10,000Hz frequency response range quoted on their site.

Stop Singing in the Shower With the Waterproof Mp3 Player

Stop Singing in the Shower With the Waterproof Mp3 Player
The rivalry between water and consumer electronics is one of the most legendary rivalries known to man. It’s right up there with Itchy & Scratchy, WOW & Life, Me & College. Recognizing the tragic state of affairs between two of man’s most beloved things, gadget manufacturer/ peacekeeper of non-living things Tokyoflash stepped in and gave us two gigantic candles that poop gray sludge.

Yuen’to Music Ball: Expensive Speaker in a Small, Nearly Useless Package

Yuen’to Music Ball: Expensive Speaker in a Small, Nearly Useless Package
How much would you pay for a 0.7 watt portable speaker that’s more cute than functional? $76.16!?! How the hell did you know that the Yuen’to Music Ball cost that much? Get outta here! I mean, you probably already know that it has a 3.5 mm stereo jack, so it’ll fit with most portable players.

Focal Aquatune Lets Your iPod Go for a Swim

Focal Aquatune Lets Your iPod Go for a Swim
How many times have you said to yourself – Self… Why is it that I can’t take my iPod in the swimming pool with me? Well this new waterproof sound system from Japan’s Focal is the answer to your inner prayers.

Sansa Slotradio Comes With 1,000 Songs but No Play Button

Sansa Slotradio Comes With 1,000 Songs but No Play Button
Chip Chick’s Ali was able to test a unit of Sansa’s yet to be released slotRadio, their answer to Apple’s iPod shuffle. A quick look at the slotRadio tells us that the only thing the two music players have in common is their small size.

Audiomatryoshka Speakers Don’T Wobble, Won’T Fall Down

Audiomatryoshka Speakers Don’T Wobble, Won’T Fall Down
The word Matryoshka isn’t exactly a part of the English vernacular, but once you realize that it’s really just the Russian name for those little nesting dolls your grandmother has sitting on her mantle, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Mp7 Player Most Definitely Not 3 Better Than Mp4

Mp7 Player Most Definitely Not 3 Better Than Mp4
A while back, I told you guys about an MP5 media player that didn’t seem to do anything more than any other conventional media player. So when I saw this new MP7 player, I tried not to get my hopes up too high for any kind of innovation.