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Tag: Audio

Toyota Iq Disco Car: Party in the Intersection!

Toyota Iq Disco Car: Party in the Intersection!
Designed for the European market, the new Toyota iQ Disco is perfect for impromptu dance parties when you’re stuck in traffic. The shiny, sparkly car has been outfitted with with mirrored plates strategically placed along its surface.

Olive Outs New “Cheap” 03hd Media Server

Olive Outs New “Cheap” 03hd Media Server
Cheap is a relative term. To Bill Gates, a few million bucks might be pretty cheap.To me, that is probably a life time of work. You need to consider the nature of cheap when I tell you that Olive has a new and “cheap” media server.

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks
I spent most of my younger years banned from touching my dad’s record player and collection of vinyl. I blame MTV for all the record scratching that was popular then for the death of my dad’s Thriller album.

The Bit-52s Play Rock Lobster

The Bit-52s Play Rock Lobster
The Bit-52s are the creation of Toronto’s James Cochrane, who’s programmed an array of mechanical and electronic contraptions to crank out music, sans human musicians. The “band” features everything from a solonoid-controlled guitar, keyboard and tambourine to a set of old scanners which help give the group its squeaky Kate Pierson-esque backing vocals. 

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead
I certainly don’t remember my old Nintendo controller making crazy sounds, but I actually rather like the idea of building synthesizers into old video game controllers. Gadget hacker Michael Rucci builds his audio mods into old electronic toys and other salvaged parts, but my personal faves are his Nintendo controller synths.

Juicy Couture Bear Speakers Are Sadly Appealing to the Women in My Household

Juicy Couture Bear Speakers Are Sadly Appealing to the Women in My Household
I was all ready to make fun of these Mini Bear Speakers from Juicy Couture when my wife and 5-year-old daughter walked in. The wife got all excited because they are from a designer and my daughter was all giddy because they were pink, they were stuffed bears, and they will connect to “daddy’s big iPhone” otherwise known as the iPad she runs off with at every chance.

Urbanears Medis Earphones Won’T Hurt Your Ears or Your Pockets

Urbanears Medis Earphones Won’T Hurt Your Ears or Your Pockets
In-ear earphones are great at blocking outside noise and usually fit snugly inside the ears, but I don’t like using them because after only a few minutes of putting them on, my ears start to hurt.

Little Old Lady Demands Removal of Google Pac-Man

Little Old Lady Demands Removal of Google Pac-Man
Now I didn’t realize that anyone actually needed tech support on how to use Google, but this audio recording from somebody’s granny demanding removal of Google’s recent Pac-Man game is just too funny to ignore. I love the part where she says she needs to “turn her monitor on” in order to reproduce the problem.

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters

Paper Jamz Guitars Trade Paper Cuts for Blisters
I took guitar lessons as a kid until the instructor kicked me out because I refused to practice. I fully expected to play an electric guitar the first day without any effort. As close as I get to playing the guitar today is a game of Rock Band.

Stethoscope Headphones: Doctor, My Ears…

Stethoscope Headphones: Doctor, My Ears…
Years ago, before I was a full time geek I had a real job of the sort you have to go to college for. It was boring, I hated it, and I was glad to find a job I actually liked.

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around

Roland Micro-Cube Amp: Big Sound You Can Carry Around
If someone in your family suddenly develops an interest in learning how to play the guitar, giving him or her the 2-watt Micro-CUBE amplifier by Roland will help ensure that your neighbors won’t kill you. That’s not to say you’ll be giving your loved one a gimped amp; the Micro-CUBE doles out full sound and clean tone.

Wicks Looper: One Little Box, Plenty of Noise

Wicks Looper: One Little Box, Plenty of Noise
If you’re into cranking out some really big electronic sounds, you might want to check out this nifty little device called the Wicks Looper – Acid Mix. The $119 (USD) gadget from Australia’s Rarebeasts can push out some really thick electronic noise loops, perfect for live electronic performances.

Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons

Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons
We’ve featured a number of unusual finds from Korea’s EarlyAdopter over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen them come out with their own electronic hardware. While it might look like some sort of strange antennae or musical instrument, this otherworldly-looking device is actually a complete audio system.

Dacport USB Dac/Amplifier: the Audiophile’S Travel Buddy

Dacport USB Dac/Amplifier: the Audiophile’S Travel Buddy
I’m not that familiar with audio gear and technology, but I do know that getting quality sound from earphones almost always comes with a high price tag. I mean I’m content with the sound that I get from the low- to mid-priced speakers that I’ve owned, but when it comes to earphones, I’m not that satisfied with what I get from the products in my budget range.

Nixon Master Blaster Headphones: Blast Your Ears in Comfort

Nixon Master Blaster Headphones: Blast Your Ears in Comfort
After a few too many days wearing those dainty little earbuds that ship with most media players these days, it’s easy to forget what a real pair of headphones look and sound like. That’s what Nixon’s Master Blaster headphones are all about.

Thanko Raremono: the World’S First USB Shortwave Radio?

Thanko Raremono: the World’S First USB Shortwave Radio?
Thanko has just released what they claim is the world’s first USB shortwave radio, which also picks up AM and FM radio waves. It’s a neat-looking device that simply plugs into your computer. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to shortwave radio on your computer or laptop, this is the device to use.