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Tag: Audio

Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks

Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks
I was checking out the 2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar at Kickstarter when I stumbled upon – kickstarted upon? – this clever gadget by ESDevices. It’s called the Wiretap, and it’s a more versatile audio splitter because it also lets you use the headphone jack as a microphone jack.

XtremeMac Luna Voyager II Alarm Dock Slims Down, Supports iPad and iPhone

XtremeMac Luna Voyager II Alarm Dock Slims Down, Supports iPad and iPhone
XtremeMac rolled out a new iPhone and iPad dock today that actually looks really cool. The new dock is called the Luna Voyager II and it is an alarm clock dock that will charge your gadgets and wake you up.

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date
We talked about the Parrot Asteroid car radio back in January when it broke cover at CES. The Asteroid is pretty cool and is a single-DIN car stereo that is powered by Android. The stereo is able to connect to the web and do all sorts of cool stuff.

Bop Gun Funkifies Your Life With Weird Sounds

Bop Gun Funkifies Your Life With Weird Sounds
Is your life dull and boring? I know what you need! You need to get funky, and get yourself a Bop Gun to shoot it at all the funkless souls and objects in your world.

NetMix Player Takes the Grunts Out of Wimbledon

NetMix Player Takes the Grunts Out of Wimbledon
I happen to think watching tennis is right up there with watching golf and watching paint dry. The sports might be fun to play, but watching them on TV leaves me in a bored stupor. I also don’t care for watching soccer on TV, but I do recall when the World Cup was going on all those fans who brought out those noisy Vuvuzela horns.

Cardboard Boxes + Cotton Balls+ DC Motors = Art?

Cardboard Boxes + Cotton Balls+ DC Motors = Art?
The elements that the artist used to create this art installation sound like a material list for my kindergarten daughters latest art project. In fact, she has brought home all sorts of art using cotton balls from Santa to little Easter chicks.

Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics

Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics
Designer Jonathan Robson liked little comics that he received as a kid that were based on LEGO blocks. He says that the comics helped him to learn to read so he set about creating something for kids today that would make them want to learn to read.

TDK Sound Cube: It’s Hip to Be Square

TDK Sound Cube: It’s Hip to Be Square
TDK isn’t exactly a brand that’s made its mark on the U.S. tech scene since back in the cassette tape days, but with their recent, awesome retro boombox, and now this cool portable stereo, they’re definitely making a comeback.

Ziggybox: Cigarette-Controlled Synthesizer Makes Smokin’ Sounds

Ziggybox: Cigarette-Controlled Synthesizer Makes Smokin’ Sounds
The image below might look to you like some cigarettes lounging around in couple of ashtrays, but there’s more to this scene than meets the eye. Take another look, and you’ll see a cable leading from the table to a laptop, and you’ll realize that it’s actually a controller for a synthesizer.

Razer Ferox Speakers for Mobile Gaming

Razer Ferox Speakers for Mobile Gaming
Good ‘ole Razer has been around for years building some really great gear for PC gamers – with some of the best gaming mice and keyboards around. Over the years, Razer has started to branch out into offering other gear like speakers and now controllers for console gaming.

Olympus TP-7 Telephone Recorder: Bug Your Own Phone

Olympus TP-7 Telephone Recorder: Bug Your Own Phone
Ever needed to record your phone calls? Let us pretend for a moment that you believe that there is some huge government conspiracy against you. If you tell anyone this, they’re going to think you’re crazy.

McIntosh Wall Clock Costs More Than an Amp

McIntosh Wall Clock Costs More Than an Amp
High-end audiophiles with the money to get the best often end up eyeing the McIntosh line of gear. This stuff apparently sounds really good (not that I would know since I can’t afford to listen to one) and it’s crazy expensive at the same time.

Parrot Asteroid: Android-Powered Car Stereo

Parrot Asteroid: Android-Powered Car Stereo
How smart is your car stereo? I’m happy that my stereo can interface with my iPhone and let me sort through my music efficiently. However, if you want something that does more than just play music and display the time, you might want to have a gander at what Parrot is cooking up with their Asteroid.

Onkyo Debuts Cool Retro Style Audio Gear

Onkyo Debuts Cool Retro Style Audio Gear
I was a child of the 80’s, so I tend to remember all the weird stuff we had back them. The bright colors, questionable wardrobes, and gigantic electronics of the period are what I grew up with.

Skinny Player Gives New Meaning to Band Aids

Skinny Player Gives New Meaning to Band Aids
Designers Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-Hsi Fu think that in the future, music albums could be packaged not just in a compact medium, but one that integrates a music player as well. Their concept device Skinny Player is a lot simpler and thinner than the iPod Shuffle, incorporating storage, a battery, a play/stop button and speakers into a Band-Aid-like form factor.

Pure Twilight is Not Team Edward

Pure Twilight is Not Team Edward
My wife is a big Twilight fan. Me, not so much. I think the flicks could have been much better with some explosions, hooters, and maybe a manly car chase that didn’t involve my grandma’s Volvo.