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Tag: Sound

Star Wars Speakers Look Like Lamps for No Apparent Reason

Star Wars Speakers Look Like Lamps for No Apparent Reason
These strange cylinder-head Stormtrooper and Darth Vader are actually speakers, although they look more like lamps.  Either way, they’re butt-ugly. And no, they aren’t bobbleheads either. You can simply plug in your mp3 player and play your tunes.

Bandai Mousou Mini Controllers Play Your Arcade Favorites, but Not Really

Bandai Mousou Mini Controllers Play Your Arcade Favorites, but Not Really
How’d you like to take some of your favorite classic arcade games and carry them around on your keychain? What if I told you that you couldn’t actually see what you were doing, but just hear it?

Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C: Bluetooth Wireless Pendant From Another Planet

Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C: Bluetooth Wireless Pendant From Another Planet
Let me start by saying this. I love TokyoFlash. These guys have brought some of the coolest digital watch designs I’ve ever seen to the world, and now they’re amping up their game with their first consumer electronics gadget, the Escape C.

Pikatron: Pikachu Gets (Circuit) Bent

Pikatron: Pikachu Gets (Circuit) Bent
Here’s something fun to have rattling around your brain for the rest of the weekend. This is what happens when you take an electronic talking Pikachu, and let circuit bending musician Kaseo have his way with it.

On Ebay: Old Seiko Watch With… a Drum Machine?

On Ebay: Old Seiko Watch With… a Drum Machine?
Nowadays we have wristwatches that are also cellphones. Or is it a cellphone that’s worn on the wrist? Anyway back in the day “watch + something” combos became all the rage, although personally I’ve never seen any other combo aside from calculator watches here in the Philippines.

Fils Sound Film is a Flexible, Transparent Speaker

Fils Sound Film is a Flexible, Transparent Speaker
Here’s another cool find from the aisles of this year’s CES show. Developed by Korean electronics manufacturer FILS, this innovative material might look like a piece of acetate, but it’s actually a transparent speaker. Fils Sound Film is a flexible, light transparent sound technology which can be used to create speakers pretty much anywhere you’d ever want.

Woof Dachshund Speaker: More of a Tweeter Than a Woofer

Woof Dachshund Speaker: More of a Tweeter Than a Woofer
This little desktop speaker is just like a real dachshund – cute from a distance, but horribly annoying once it opens its little yap and won’t shut up. The WOOF Dachshund speaker plugs into your computer or MP3 player’s audio port, and lets you listen to your tunes through a pair of tiny, tinny speakers.

Arabesque Glass Speakers Are Fragil-Eh, but Not From Italy

Arabesque Glass Speakers Are Fragil-Eh, but Not From Italy
These towering speakers from Crystal Cable are really unusual, thanks to their see-through design. And by the way, they’re constructed out of something you don’t usually build speakers out of – plate glass. The 55.7″ tall, 227 pound Arabesque speakers are hand-assembled from large sheets 3/4″ facet-cut glass, carefully glued together to form a sound enclosure.

USB Speaker Looks Like a Vacuum Tube Amp, but Sure Doesn’T Sound Like One

USB Speaker Looks Like a Vacuum Tube Amp, but Sure Doesn’T Sound Like One
While this thing certainly looks like some sort high-end audiophile device, it’s actually a cheap desktop speaker for your computer that’s just masquerading as a schmancy tube amp. Created by Japan’s Hanwha, the tube look-a-like speaker plugs into the USB port and audio jack on your computer, and lights up in a cool blue when powered on.

Nixon Master Blaster Headphones: Blast Your Ears in Comfort

Nixon Master Blaster Headphones: Blast Your Ears in Comfort
After a few too many days wearing those dainty little earbuds that ship with most media players these days, it’s easy to forget what a real pair of headphones look and sound like. That’s what Nixon’s Master Blaster headphones are all about.

Guitar Hero Drums Hacked to Play Real Music

Guitar Hero Drums Hacked to Play Real Music
While word on the street is that future versions of Rock Band might actually teach you how to play real instruments, modder Andy Lunn couldn’t wait that long and figured out a way to make real music with his Guitar Hero drum kit.

Sound Pot Porcelain Speakers: Handle With Care

Sound Pot Porcelain Speakers: Handle With Care
I always thought that making speakers out of something as fragile as porcelain would be a bad idea. But these bulbous clay speakers look intriguing enough that I might be willing to risk breaking ’em. Korean design firm Studio Lim created these unique speakers called Sound Pots.

Never-Ending Records: Don’T Disturb This Groove

Never-Ending Records: Don’T Disturb This Groove
When I think of how I might get a record to play continuously, I think back to my childhood and all those stupid square cut-out records you got inside MAD Magazine or on the back of a box of Super Sugar Crisp and had to tape a penny to in order to keep them from skipping.

USB Big Panda Speaker: Truth in Advertising

USB Big Panda Speaker: Truth in Advertising
Why can’t products just tell you what they are? Do we really need non-descriptive names like Wii, Kindle, Nook, and Droid to describe our gadgets? Really? Product naming doesn’t get much more concise and descriptive than this here thing, the USB Big Panda Speaker.

Minivan Speakers for Tiny Soccer Moms

Minivan Speakers for Tiny Soccer Moms
One of my recurring nightmares is about the day I end up driving a minivan. Thankfully, that particular dream hasn’t come true, but this new gadget might keep that idea in the back of my mind if I kept it in my pocket.

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt: Air Guitar on Steroids

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt: Air Guitar on Steroids
The thinking geeks at ThinkGeek recently unleashed one of their most awesome creations: WEARABLE ROCK. Their Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt features a semi-guitar with 14 major chords – which were recorded from a real electric guitar – assigned to different areas on the neck, so you can play songs for real without really knowing how to play the guitar.