Building on some of the same basic principles that eventually gave way to the cassette recorder, this kit lets you transcribe the sound of your voice into magnetic charges and play them back with a swipe of your hand.
Wouldn’t it be cool if your could get some speakers that are even thinner than that ultra-slim flat TV you’ve got hanging on the wall? Well you might not have to wait long thanks to this new technology that produces speakers that are as thick as a sheet of paper.
Here’s a cool little PC program for creating ambient electronic music. And it sure looks purty while it’s doing it.
The setting for Andreas Illiger’s Microsia is inside of a virtual “plant cell” of a leaf.
Little Horn speakers pack an audiophile’s wet dream into an elegant form. According to makers Specimen Products, the speakers’ supersized phonograph-like horns “posses a life-like soundstage unlike anything ever heard.” I don’t know what a soundstage is, but it seems that the way the horns are shaped enables lower frequency sound to spread out in a bitchin’ manner.
As far as hacks and mods go, retrofitting a decommissioned hand grenade with mp3 playing guts is on the top of the clever and creative list. But as far as real world application is concerned? Well, I wouldn’t be whipping this thing out at work anytime soon.
Who says your speakers have to be made out of wood, plastic or metal? These retro mini speakers prove that papercraft speakers look just as good.
Each one of these miniature speaker kits from Japan’s Princeton is a DIY papercraft project.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the Atari Punk Console (APCs), they’re analog noisemakers that offer up sounds that are reminiscent of the old square-wave bleeps and bloops of the classic Atari 2600 video game system.
There are tons of APCs floating around the webiverse, but this one I spotted today is my new favorite.
While I wouldn’t say the Aperture Laboratories radio was as iconic as – say – the weighted companion cube, it’s still got its own cult following from die-hard Portal fans. Now – thanks to the hard work of one enterprising modder, it’s been brought to life for all to enjoy.
Modder Flauzus handmade this precicely-detailed Aperture Labs radio for his kids to bring along for some cosplay fun at the recent Otakon show.
Flauzus built the radio by creating a 3D SolidWorks model of the radio, which he used as a guide detailed construction drawings.
The Japanese have managed to create an entire cottage industry out of selling crap you can hang off of your cell phone known as “Strapya”. The latest Strapya: this Street Fighter IV mini arcade joystick.
The tiny controller actually yells out samples of your favorite character’s voices when you pull of their combo moves using the mini joystick and game buttons.
These tiny speakers may be Mini, but they’re supposed to sound Mighty. Both the mini boom box and guitar amp speakers are small enough to fit on your keychain, but the guys who make them say they’ve got plenty of oomph for listening to your favorite MP3s on the go.
Each one has a built in USB-rechargeable battery pack that should give you about 2.5
Let me start out by saying that my entire 5.1 home theater sound system cost less than $1,000 bucks, so the thought of paying $1,000,000 for a single speaker is about as foreign a concept to me as Paris Hilton spending $325k on a dog house.
Still, if you have more money than god, you might want to check out Transmission Audio’s Ultimate, a gigantic speaker that houses an array of seven-foot tall panels loaded with an ungodly amount of speakers.
Star6 is a new iPhone app that turns your phone into a sampling synthesizer, perfect for live electronic music performances.
Created as a collaboration between musician Jason Forrest and Agile Partners, Star6 not only lets you record your own samples or play a variety of pre-loaded sampled sounds, but you can send your own sounds to your phone over a Wi-Fi connection.
I just love the look of these luscious retro-modern headphones. Named for the rotational speed of classic vinyl records, these Eskuché 33 and 1/3 headphones should be great for listening to any music, whether recorded on a vinyl platter or in the digital ether.
Each pair is loaded up with LR Soundsystems’ drivers rated at 20Hz to 20KHz frequency range and 112 dB sensitivity.