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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.

Sound Lab Teaches Kids Circuit Bending

Sound Lab Teaches Kids Circuit Bending
Whether your child is an aspiring audio engineer or just likes to make weird noises, this educational toy looks pretty cool. The GeoSafari Digital Recording Lab lets kids (and kids at heart) experiment and create their own electronic sound effects.
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Classic Namco Game Sounds on Your Keychain

Classic Namco Game Sounds on Your Keychain
Wakka, wakka, wakka. Carry the sounds of your video gaming youth wherever you go with these retro sound keychains. Namco Classics Sound Drops play actual sound samples from 80’s classics like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaxian, and Xevious among others.

Loudest Mobile Phone Ever

Loudest Mobile Phone Ever
This ridiculous cell phone from China is capable of blasting out ringtones and media files at an earsplitting 120dB. For those of you not familiar with the Decibel Scale, that’s somewhere between “Front Rows at Rock Concert” and “Threshold of Pain.”

IPod Speakers Made From Gourds

IPod Speakers Made From Gourds
When I think of gourds, I usually think of cheesy Fall harvest centerpieces on the cover of Family Circle. So it’s nice to see gourds put to some good use with these unique handcrafted speakers. Japan’s Bird Electron decided it would be nice to see some speakers made from natural materials, so they came up with the concept.

Gundam Head Makes for One Strange Looking Speaker

Gundam Head Makes for One Strange Looking Speaker
If you’re looking for a set of speakers for your media player, and want something that’s a little different, have I got something for you. Inspired by Japan’s popular Gundam Anime series, these decapitated mech heads sure to draw attention wherever you set them up.

The Wii-Mote Theramin

The Wii-Mote Theramin
Without a doubt, the theramin is one of the oddest musical instruments ever invented. Usually heard cranking out spaceship sounds in 1950’s B-movies, it’s otherworldy sounds are unmistakeable and truly quirky. So it is with much glee that I bring you the Wii-mote powered theramin, playing the inimitable Theme from Star Trek.

Aiaiai Swirl Army Earphones Look and Sound Cool

Aiaiai Swirl Army Earphones Look and Sound Cool
Denmark’s Kilo Design has put together a new in-ear headphone design that not only looks pretty hip, it’s designed to sound good too. Rather than boring black or white, AiAiAi Swirl Army Earphones come in either a bold orange or military olive color scheme, making them really stand out from the crowd.

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square
Speakers are often be the most boring, utilitarian looking devices on your desktop. On occasion, however, a set of speakers will come along that looks as good (or maybe even better) than they sound. Case in point, these Boynq Blox speakers.

B-Speech Twiddle Speaker: Weird Name, Weirder Design

B-Speech Twiddle Speaker: Weird Name, Weirder Design
This strange looking speaker features two tubular audio pods which can be adjusted into a variety of positions, letting you aim the sound where you want it. The makers of the B-Speech Twiddle claim their unique tubular shafts ensure optimum sound delivery wherever you aim the speakers.

Marka27 Mini God Speakers Look Amazing

Marka27 Mini God Speakers Look Amazing
These totally outrageous, limited edition speakers are the product of artist/designer Marka27’s imagination. These dramatic Mini God Brazil speakers make a bold statement wherever you need a little sound. Looking like a mash-up between an ancient Mayan civilization and futuristic pop design sensibilities, these vinyl figures stand 16-inches tall and have a functional speaker built into their bellies.

Tamagotchi Music Fever: Weird Media Player of the Day

Tamagotchi Music Fever: Weird Media Player of the Day
This goofy digital music player from Bandai isn’t really an MP3 player in the traditional sense. Released for the 10-year anniversary of the popular electronic pet franchise, the $115 Tamagotchi Music Fever player doesn’t connect to your computer.

Grundig Wireless Speaker Provides 360° Surround

Grundig Wireless Speaker Provides 360° Surround
I’m not sure what to make of the industrial design of this funky wireless speaker from German electronics maker Grundig. To me it looks sort of like some kind of vacuum cleaner or other household appliance, but the Grundig PSW5000 is actually an outdoor wireless sound system.

Toyo I-Lit LED Speakers Mesmerize With Hypnotic Colors

Toyo I-Lit LED Speakers Mesmerize With Hypnotic Colors
These desktop speakers feature a really trippy psychedelic colored light show to accompany your tunes. AudioCubes has imported the Toyo i-Lit TwinSpin Speakers from Japan, and they’re unlike any other speakers I’ve seen. While they won’t exactly blow your eardrums with just 1-watt per channel, the TwinSpins will blow your mind your with a wild pattern of LED colors that pulsates to the beat of the music.

Substage 200 Subwoofer a Literal Rumpshaker

Substage 200 Subwoofer a Literal Rumpshaker
There’s nothing like that deep, low frequency rumble when watching a movie on the big screen. Now you can really shake your moneymaker with this new subwoofer from Soundmatters. The SUBstage200 Stealth Subwoofer fits neatly underneath most couches thanks to its 4-inch height profile.

Sounds Like a Car Crash to Me

Sounds Like a Car Crash to Me
Leave it to the wacky gadget makers of Japan to come up with this one. The ridiculous Steering Rapper lets you tap out obnoxious beats and sound effects while you drive your vehicle. If the distraction of that isn’t enough, the whole thing is attached to your steering wheel with velcro straps to get in your way while driving.
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