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The Wireless Cheese Cutter

The Wireless Cheese Cutter
Have a juvenile sense of humor? Now you can get out your immature tendencies with this remote controlled version of the “classic” Whoopee Cushion. Just place the battery-operated receiver unit under your unsuspecting coworker’s chair, head back to your cubicle and press the wireless trigger and let the mayhem ensue.

Dice Itpa-220: iPod Tube Stereo on a Budget

Dice Itpa-220: iPod Tube Stereo on a Budget
Many audiophiles will tell you that there’s nothing quite as sweet as the sound of a good old analog tube-based amplifier. While there are a handful for tube amps for the iPod already out there, most of them are quite expensive. This dock from Dice Electronics looks to change that.
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Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3: Speakers From Another Planet

Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3: Speakers From Another Planet
I came across these dramatic little speakers from Bang & Olufsen and they really caught my eye. Not only do they look like no other speakers I’ve ever seen, they’re supposed to sound pretty amazing too. The BeoLab 3 series of speakers is small enough to use with a computer or media player, but also produce big enough sound to fill a room.

Cat Speakers: Play, Pause and Paws

Cat Speakers: Play, Pause and Paws
A while back, I told you about some fun speakers for dog people. Now, feline fanatics can get in on the action with these cat-inspired desktop speakers. Brighton Net’s CatSpeaker set is a full 2.1 channel amplified speaker setup, complete with cat-shaped subwoofer and satellites.

Strangest Speakers Ever?

Strangest Speakers Ever?
I’ve certainly seen some odd gadgets come across my desk, but these plush speakers from Korea have to be some of the weirdest I’ve ever seen. These “BooRu-BooRu” dolls look like some sort of bizarre Teletubbies on crack.

Sonoro Cubo: Compact, Colorful Sound

Sonoro Cubo: Compact, Colorful Sound
I really like the simple colorful design of these compact music systems from Germany’s Sonoro Audio. The Sonoro Cubo is a compact, all-in-one sound system, complete with FM radio, CD player and auxiliary input for your portable media player.

Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater Does Away With Receiver Box

Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater Does Away With Receiver Box
The latest surround sound system from Pioneer gets rid of the typical “receiver/amp” module that most home theater systems require. From what I can tell, they’ve hidden all the amplification and hookups inside of the subwoofer. The Pioneer HTP-LX70 system features a standalone control “pod” which has a bright backlit display that shows the current input and other settings.

X-Mini Capsule Speaker: Tiny Package, Big Boom

X-Mini Capsule Speaker: Tiny Package, Big Boom
This pocket-sized speaker may look like nothing much, but it has some unique design properties that help it crank out some serious low-end. The XMI X-Mini Capsule Speaker features a special vacuum chamber which opens up like an accordion.

Crispin Jones’ Tengu: LED Faced Virtual Companion

Crispin Jones’ Tengu: LED Faced Virtual Companion
SolidAlliance, makers of wacky things like USB drives that look like sushi and other edibles, has just revealed their latest creation. The Tengu is an interactive device that displays an animated face using an array of LEDs.

Super Loud Bicycle Horn Says ‘Getouttatheway!’

Super Loud Bicycle Horn Says ‘Getouttatheway!’
If you’re tired of getting pushed around on the road, this bicycle horn might be just what you need. The next time a car tries drive in the bike lane, hit ’em with the 115 decibel blast of the Thunder Horn.

35mm Camera Makes Strange Cat Noises

35mm Camera Makes Strange Cat Noises
This weird camera from Japan can meow. Presumably, the camera makes cat sounds to draw the attention of your elusive feline friends when you want to snap their picture. The whole idea strikes me as pretty odd though.

Fostex Gy-1 Speaker Throws 360-Degree Sound

Fostex Gy-1 Speaker Throws 360-Degree Sound
Designed for use with portable media players and computers, this compact speaker from Fostex cranks reflects its sound waves all around you. The Fostex GY-1 amplified speaker has a unique case design that looks kind of like the tip of a missile.

The Sights and Sounds of the Islands

The Sights and Sounds of the Islands
Picture yourself lying on the beach, listening to the crashing waves, soaring seagulls and the squawks of far-off dolphins… Now you can bring a bit of that feeling inside your house, thanks to this new gizmo from Japan’s TakaraTomy. The Healing Theater Umine projects watery blue and green moving images on your ceiling as it plays back digitally recorded sounds of the islands.

Speakers Made From China – Made in Japan

Speakers Made From China – Made in Japan
These compact speakers feature enclosures made entirely from an unlikely material, porcelain. According to Japanese designer, Noboru Kawamura, the china construction is said to provide a warm, tender sound that traditional wood or plastic enclosures can’t achieve.

Fm Radio is Squeezably Soft

Fm Radio is Squeezably Soft
This funky portable FM radio from Semk isn’t made out of the traditional hard plastics and metals you usually find in electronic gadgets. In fact, the battery-operated Radiobox is made using similar materials to those you’d find in a beanbag chair.

Air Guitar: Lose the Guitar, Leave the Pick

Air Guitar: Lose the Guitar, Leave the Pick
A few weeks back I told you about an “air guitar” gadget that let you strum in the air holding on to what looks like just the neck of the guitar. Now, this new toy from Japan goes one better, completely eliminating the guitar and just leaving the pick. The Rock Tamashii is a rather cumbersome looking, oversize guitar pick with a built in speaker.
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