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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Now, I have to start out by saying that I’ve always thought that Teletubbies were creepy looking in their “normal” state. But after I saw this circuit-bent mutant Teletubby from MegaToothpasteMammals, I know I’m going to have nightmares tonight.
While there a million ways to take your audio with you, most of them involve rather meek, tinny sound, thanks to the physical limitations of most earbuds and small speaker tech.
The guys at digiZoid hope to overcome that problem with their newly-announced zo personal subwoofer system.
Apparently in Japan, the toilets in many public female restrooms are equipped with an Otohime (“Sound Princess”). Otohimes produce a flushing sound when activated, presumably to mask lady farts or umm… other sounds that may be produced while on the throne.
My wife uses her iPhone for listening to music a lot. She uses these cheap pink earphones when she listens that sound worse than the stock Apple earphones. The other day I got a really nice set of earphones for her from V-Moda that sound great.
Here’s an interesting idea for a spare-time electronics project this weekend. Take a glove, a bunch of cassette tapes, the playback heads from a couple of old tape decks, an amplifier and some glue, and what do you get?
OrigAudio (as in “origami + audio”) speakers are perfect for trips to the beach, or for whenever you just want to share music without much hassle. Let’s face it, a couple of 3.15″ 1-watt speakers won’t satisfy audiophiles and they’re definitely not good enough for parties, but the fact that they’re foldable and don’t need a power source – not a single battery or USB cable needed – means that they’re perfectly portable.
Seriously folks, where’s the boogie in this box? Audio-Technica’s idea of a portable speaker clocks in at 5.7 lbs and looks like a young, chubby amplifier.
Its tough-looking case houses two 70 mm full range speakers with an installed capacity of 2W each.
At first glance at this ridiculous looking thing, I thought I was looking at some sort of wooden kids’ toy. But this oddball device is actually a synthesizer.
Created by Alex Abreu & Ithai Benjamin, the Synthinetic is simply described as “The little kinetic noisy synthesizer of your dreams.”