Crank out some explosive sounds from your media player with this speaker that looks like a bomb.
The Big Bang Speaker (a.k.a. the “Sound Bomb”) has the look of one of those ACME cartoon bombs that blew up in Wile E.
Fydelity’s Stay-Puff Stereo Backpack is just begging to bust out some Beastie Boys or Q Tip. Equipped with a 3000 milliwatt amplifier, the backpack’s built-in speakers can play music for up to 8 hours on 4 AA batteries.
Feel the full force of Mastodon on your butt with the MUR-01 rocking chair from Irisohyama. The built-in 8.5-watt 2.1 speaker system will assault your body with sound. Or will it just massage your body? How loud is an 8.5-watt speaker system anyway?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, a feature that I personally don’t want to do anymore but fate seems to want me to continue, so. Here we go: up for deliberation is the Super Mini Cube, allegedly the world’s tiniest speaker.
Now this is my kind of boom box…
Halo fan Mordacil’s SPNKR rocket launcher boom box has speakers built into the barrels, and a slot on top for connecting an MP3 player. While you could use it to play an aggressive tune like Bang Your Head, or something more whimsical like Blow the Man Down, I think I’d rather play the Halo theme music to preserve the illusion.
With the warm weather season finally upon us (sorry Australian and New Zealand readers), you’re probably hoping to spend lots of time in the pool this Summer. But just because you’re floating around on an inflatable raft with a piña colada in hand doesn’t mean you have to be separated from your digital music collection.
After he made himself a delicious omelet (I made that part up), Modder Gomhi managed to turn a couple of brown chicken eggs into a pair of miniature speakers.
Each one is loaded with a tiny 1-inch diameter Hi-Vi B1S driver.
These nifty little speaker systems look just like classic electric guitar amps, only a whole lot smaller. Modeled after classic amps by musical greats Marshall and US Blues, these teensy little amps are perfect for the rocker in your house.
In what has to be one of the oddest trends I’ve seen, Japanese company Bird Electron has produced a set of speakers built to resemble octopus traps. As you might have guessed, octopus traps are used to catch octopi.
Remember when controllers had corners and not curves? When speakers were bigger than a house? When storage was limited but personal? and rectangular? Remember when synths… Nevermind. Synthesizers still look the same. Oh wait. Remember when synths had no USB connection?
How much would you pay for a 0.7 watt portable speaker that’s more cute than functional? $76.16!?! How the hell did you know that the Yuen’to Music Ball cost that much? Get outta here!
I mean, you probably already know that it has a 3.5 mm stereo jack, so it’ll fit with most portable players.
How many times have you said to yourself – Self… Why is it that I can’t take my iPod in the swimming pool with me? Well this new waterproof sound system from Japan’s Focal is the answer to your inner prayers.
When I talk about retro tech, I’m usually going on about stuff from the late 1970s or early 1980s since those were the years that really defined me as the geek that I am today. The 1930s, on the other hand, are just a wee bit before my time.
If life was like a comic, we would always have really cool t-shirts and witty punchlines (or we would be unchanging dinosaurs) and our conversations would fit into neat little speech bubbles. Real life is messier, but thanks to the forthcoming Speak-er, soon you’ll be able to make the aural aspect of your life a little neater… and a little more like comic life.
The latest and greatest iPod/iPhone compatible speaker system from iHome is here, and it sure looks iGood.
The iHome iP1 features a striking industrial design with two oversize cylindrical woofer chambers, poking through a sleek smoked acrylic faceplate which also houses a pair of high frequency drivers.
These pint-sized characters might look similar to other artist-designed vinyl toys, but take another look and you’ll notice that they don’t just look cool hanging out on your desktop, they’re actually functional.
Eran Weinberg’s Headphonies combine the appeal of funky designer vinyl toys with the utility of a portable speaker.