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Tag: Sound

Q-Acoustics Q-Tv2 Adds Serious Sound to Flat Screen Tvs

Q-Acoustics Q-Tv2 Adds Serious Sound to Flat Screen Tvs
While plenty of flat screen televisions have decent built-in sound, you really need to add on a separate speaker system if you want some real stereo separation and bass thump. The new Q-TV2 speaker system provides a unique way to improve your TV’s sound without cluttering your room with extra boxes and wires.

Table of Sound Integrates Speakers Into Its Legs

Table of Sound Integrates Speakers Into Its Legs
Everyone has surely heard of bookshelf speakers. But have you ever heard of coffee table speakers? Well now you can say you have. The innovative Table of Sound (ToS) coffee table was created by designers Wout Fierens and Miquell van Meelen of Wondering Boys for a recent competition over on designboom.

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces
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.

Caribbean Finger Steel Drums: DIY Desktop Reggae

Caribbean Finger Steel Drums: DIY Desktop Reggae
Ever wanted to know how to play the steel drums? Nope, me either. Maybe it’s the fact that I just don’t have room for a couple of sawed-off 55 gallon oil drums in my living room.

Ecohime Covers Up Your “Bathroom Noises” [Weird Japan]

Ecohime Covers Up Your “Bathroom Noises” [Weird Japan]
Nobody wants to talk about it, but who really wants to listen to your gaseous emissions? Not me. This weird gadget from Japan lets you mask your bathroom activities while you “do your business”.

Flexpeaker: Paper-Thin Speakers Could Mean Your E-Newspaper Might One Day Read Itself to You

Flexpeaker: Paper-Thin Speakers Could Mean Your E-Newspaper Might One Day Read Itself to You
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.

Microsia Makes Molecular Music

Microsia Makes Molecular Music
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: Nothing Little About Them at All

Little Horn Speakers: Nothing Little About Them at All
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.

Mp3 Grenade Redefines ‘Bombtrack’

Mp3 Grenade Redefines ‘Bombtrack’
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.

Papercraft Speakers Crank Out Modern Tunes in Retro Form

Papercraft Speakers Crank Out Modern Tunes in Retro Form
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.

Atari Punk Console has Three Settings: Bleep, Bloop and Loud

Atari Punk Console has Three Settings: Bleep, Bloop and Loud
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.

Aperture Science Radio Gets the Real World Treatment

Aperture Science Radio Gets the Real World Treatment
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.

Street Fighter 4 Cell Phone Strapya Joystick: Combo Moves on the Go

Street Fighter 4 Cell Phone Strapya Joystick: Combo Moves on the Go
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.

Mighty Mini Boom Box and Amp Speakers May be Tiny, but They’Re Strong

Mighty Mini Boom Box and Amp Speakers May be Tiny, but They’Re Strong
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.

The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!

The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!
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.

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time
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.