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Tag: Sound

Cardboard Boxes + Cotton Balls+ DC Motors = Art?

Cardboard Boxes + Cotton Balls+ DC Motors = Art?
The elements that the artist used to create this art installation sound like a material list for my kindergarten daughters latest art project. In fact, she has brought home all sorts of art using cotton balls from Santa to little Easter chicks.

Ningen Gakki Turns Random Body Parts Into Not So Random Musical Instruments

Ningen Gakki Turns Random Body Parts Into Not So Random Musical Instruments
Here’s another fun toy from the minds of Japan’s Takara Tomy. The Ningen Gakki [JP] is an interactive electronic game that turns various body parts into musical instruments – sorta.
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AQsound Wireless Speakers: Darth Vader Approved

AQsound Wireless Speakers: Darth Vader Approved
Spring is upon us and that means that summer is not too far off. That being said, it’s always cool to find a way to play your tunes on the patio or in the garden without spending too much money.

TDK Sound Cube: It’s Hip to Be Square

TDK Sound Cube: It’s Hip to Be Square
TDK isn’t exactly a brand that’s made its mark on the U.S. tech scene since back in the cassette tape days, but with their recent, awesome retro boombox, and now this cool portable stereo, they’re definitely making a comeback.

Duet 2 Lets Mac Heads Record Pro-Quality Music

Duet 2 Lets Mac Heads Record Pro-Quality Music
If you are a Mac user that likes to record things like live music or podcasts, a new device has surfaced from Apogee called the Duet 2. This is the follow up to the original Duet and is designed specifically for Mac users.

Old-Gen Games Get Next-Gen Sounds (ish)

Old-Gen Games Get Next-Gen Sounds (ish)
The other day, Lambert spotted a brief clip of Super Mario Bros. updated with modernized audio. Turns out the same guy put together a video with a bunch of other games updated with “ULTRA NEXTGEN AAA Sound Design,” as he calls it.

Yamaha Noise Generator: The Next Best Thing to the Cone of Silence

Yamaha Noise Generator: The Next Best Thing to the Cone of Silence
If you need to have a private conversation, you could find an office with a door on it, but if you happen to work in a cubicle farm, it might be difficult to have a conversation without your neighbors eavesdropping.

Trip Sound Suitcase Sure to Annoy Terminal Dwellers

Trip Sound Suitcase Sure to Annoy Terminal Dwellers
Every time I fly, I end up sitting next to the rudest person in the terminal. You know the sort that spreads out his stuff all around, talks loudly on the phone, and hogs both armrests.

Klang Ultrasonic Speakers Beam Sound Right Where You Want It

Klang Ultrasonic Speakers Beam Sound Right Where You Want It
It gets really annoying when someone at my house is playing music or something on the PC in the office. You can hear the sound in the living room just as easily as the office. The really annoying part is that my son thinks those Sonic the Hedgehog videos on YouTube are hilarious so I have to listen to them over and over.

DSLR Camera Speaker: Sir, Can You Turn Down Your Camera? It’s Awfully Loud.

DSLR Camera Speaker: Sir, Can You Turn Down Your Camera? It’s Awfully Loud.
The guys over at Brando have a long history of selling unusual gadgets from Asia, and this one is no exception. What we have here might look exactly like a DSLR camera, but it’s actually a speaker.

Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker Makes it OK to Stroke Your Wood

Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker Makes it OK to Stroke Your Wood
You can get in a lot of trouble for fondling some types of wood in public. You can handle the Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker in public all you want though and no one will mind, unless you are playing some crap tunes like Yanni or something.

Soundracer V12 Makes Your Putt-Mobile Sound Like a Ferrari

Soundracer V12 Makes Your Putt-Mobile Sound Like a Ferrari
Is your car a beater? Do you drive one of those stupid little Smart cars? I bet you wish you had a V12 engine under the hood, don’t you. Well with this fun little contraption, you can’t have that, but you can at least make your car sound like a sports car.

Google Translate Beatbox (Unintentional Easter Egg)

Google Translate Beatbox (Unintentional Easter Egg)
Here’s something I bet you never knew. When used properly, Google Translate doesn’t just translate words. Nope, it’s actually a fully-functional drum machine if you know how to use it. Matt Dorosan, a reader of ours over on The Awesomer gave us the skinny on exactly how to make this little trick work.

Greensound Glass Speakers: Perfect for People in Glass Houses

Greensound Glass Speakers: Perfect for People in Glass Houses
I’ve definitely seen my share of unusual speakers over the years, but this is the first time I’ve come across speakers made out of glass. These speakers from Greensound Technology manage to produce 360-degree audio, emanating from a flat glass tower.

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. 

Beltone Bluetooth Hearing Aid Helps Grandma on Her Cellphone

Beltone Bluetooth Hearing Aid Helps Grandma on Her Cellphone
My grandmother is pretty much deaf. You have to yell to get her to understand anything you are saying and if she calls to talk to you on the phone, you can count on her not understanding half the conversation.
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