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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.