We recently featured a pair of cushioned earphones that you can use while lying in bed. Here’s another alternative for those of you who like to doze off while listening to music, audiobooks, or anything but their partner’s snoring (or voice).
David Watson hated the doorbell in his current house. The one in his old house had actual chimes, but this one played a “terrible recording” instead. So when he set out to make his own doorbell, he wanted one that sounded great.
I don’t like to hear or read about people destroying books, which is one of the reasons why I strongly dislike a few scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indy was in Berlin witnessing a Nazi book burning), but I guess there’s something to be said for destroying a book to turn it into a synthesizer.
The Nintendo Gameboy. One of the most iconic portable gaming systems in the history of video games. Its brick-sized form has occupied many a nerd for hours on end with it’s monochrome green-grey display and carnival like sounds.
Have you ever wanted a Mogwai? You know, those creatures from Gremlins who remain cute and cuddly as long as you don’t expose them to sunlight, feed them after midnight or get them wet? While this new toy from Japan doesn’t really look like a Mogwai, it does sing like one.
Over the years, R2-D2 has proven himself to be a pretty versatile droid. He can play holographic messages from Princess Leia, hack into computer systems, repair other droids and even swim through swamps. But did you know that R2-D2 can play music too?
Libratone has released some new AirPlay-compatible speaker systems for you iPad, iPhone and iPods. The brand is pretty popular in Europe, and they’ll soon be launching some AirPlay-enabled sound systems in the US. Their products aren’t cheap, but they’ll fit into a modern pad, and they’ll probably please users who like minimalism.
Do you miss looking at cassette tapes? Yes, I said looking. I don’t think anyone would miss their sound quality (or lack thereof). Unlike CDs or today’s intangible digital music, the look and form of cassette tapes are iconic not only because of their colorful labels but because you could write on the tape itself too.
Have some spare money? Instead of buying a car, or paying your mortgage, check out the Cantata Music Center from Resolution Audio. It’s the world’s best and most expensive USB-based Digital Audio Converter and can handle a variety of different sources, from CDs, to audio files stored on your computer.
Some robots build cars in a factory, some rescue people during disasters and some just want to have fun. Teotronico just likes to get dressed up and play some piano for his human audience. This 19-fingered, and somewhat goofy looking robot not only plays the piano, but can also accompany himself on the drums and sing.
Pioneer already has a bunch of DJ gear that is aimed at professional music-makers. The company has now announced some new gear that is aimed at the people dancing to music too. The new line of audio gear is called STEEZ and is targeted at the sort of folks that like to have dance competitions.
Luke, these are your speakers. Major League Mods – who made the projector equipped R2-D2 Xbox 360 casemod – showed off this Star Wars themed sound system at the recently concluded New York Comic-Con. It has two TIE fighter speakers and a Darth Vader bust converted into an iPhone dock.
Have you ever wanted to use your iPad as a musical instrument? I know that Jamie Lidell can compose music with his iPhone, but transforming your iPad into a guitar seems like something even cooler. If you want to do this, you’ll need something like the iTar fretboard attachment.
This week just been packed with rumors of all sorts. The latest is that Google is getting ready to launch its own MP3 store. Google has a Beta cloud music storage service now, but it only allows you to store your already-purchased music.
The iMaschine app is supposed to be like having a recording studio in your pocket. While this claim may be overblown, the app does function as a sampler, sequencer, and audio processor, so it’s getting close to making a small and portable studio out of your beloved iPhone.
What is it with floppy disks and the Imperial March? I’m sure many of you have seen this video of a floppy disk and a floppy drive playing Darth Vader’s theme. And if there are two of them on YouTube, there must be more out there.