Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

Cool UO DJ Mixer Makes You Feel Like a DJ

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If you’ve always dreamed of testing your DJ skills, but always lacked the turntable to do it, the UO DJ Mixer is just the gadget you’ve been waiting for.

Instead of two vinyl disks, the UO DJ Mixer lets you mix the music from two iPhones, two iPods, 2 mp3 players, or even one of each. The full list of supported players is iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano 1st, 2nd and 3rd generations, iPod Classic, 4th and 5th generations and iPod Mini. And the best thing is this thing actually charges your Apple gadgets, while you’re playing DJ.

The UO DJ Mixer comes complete with headphones and microphone, so you can spit some mean rhymes, while you’re doing your DJ-ing thing. It has 2 effects programs with reverb, flange and filter and cross-fade slider, and a recording option.

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Drawdio Turns Everything into Music

drawdioWhat if you could turn anything you touch, into music. With a little gizmo, called Drawdio, now you can, sort of.

Invented using a hacksawed “harmonium” kit, the Drawdio is one of those wonderful gadgets that no one really needs, but everybody loves. Basically, using this ingenious device, you can turn anything and anyone into an 8-bit musical instrument.

While Drawdio works with anything, its inventor thinks it best suits a graphite pencil. This combo allows anyone to draw a line, a circle, or even a musical instrument, and then play it using their fingers. The best thing about Drawdio is that it’s for sale, at just $17.55. Now this is worth at least that, for the chance to literally play someone like a fiddle.

New Bang & Olufsen Subwoofer Is a Piece of Design Candy

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The new BeoLab 11 subwoofer, by bang & Olufsen, follows in the tradition of the company, to produce quality audio machinery, and features an awesome design.

Bang & Olufsen have never been famous for their low prices, but no one ever complained, because they always backed up their products with high quality. The BeoLab 11 is no exception, This piece of design genius is relatively expensive, but as you hand out the cash, you realize you’ve bought yourself a high-fidelity subwoofer, and a gorgeous piece of furniture.

The BeoLab 11 can be placed, discretely, in the corner, or mounted on the wall, either way it will make a nice addition to your home. The chassis features two identical louspeakers and a set of interchangeable aluminum bubbles.

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Sleek Audio’s Carbonfibre Headphones Will Last a Lifetime

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If you’re one of those people who quicly gets sick of the same pair of headphones, Sleek Audio’s SA7 aluminum and carbonfibre headphones are not for you.

Sleek Audio has announced it will be launching a special line of headphones, made with military grade aluminum and carbon fibre. The two drives are protected by shock-absorbant silicone that should protect them from just about anyrhing. According to the manufacturer, the SA7  can withstand up to 14,000 Gs.

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Energy System Launches The First Tactile MP5 Player

Energy Series 42

I bet you all have at least an MP3 or an MP4 player in your pocket that you use in many of your everyday activities, and I’m also sure that you’ll have your eyes wide open when you’ll here about the first tactile MP5 player.

Energy System has announced the first tactile MP5 player, the Energy Series 42, which is available in two colors, Blue and Pink, for the 4 GB and also Black, only for the 8GB version. The device features a 2.4-inch TFT tactile screen which was designed to work both with your fingers or with the stylus pen and offers quick and precise response to your commands.

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Nothing Spells Easter Like a Cross-Shaped MP3 Player

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Easter is just around the corner and time is running out, if you’re looking for a seasonal geek gift. Thankfully, this cool cross-shaped MP3 player is just what you need.

Smaller than most players out there, the MP3 cross packs quite a lot of features and is a lot cheaper. Sadly it only packs 2 Gb of memory, but the built-in MIC, 2 color display, FM radio, USB 2.0, telephone book and 7 modes equalizer make it well wort it.

If you’re willing to go “Church-style” this Easter, the cross-shaped MP3 player can be purchased from ChinaGrabber, for just $19.89. Check out more cool photos, after the jump.

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Cowon J3 AMOLED PMP Launched In Korea

Cowon J3 MP3 Player

Cowon has announced its latest MP3 Player which is ready to hit the Korean market, the J3 AMOLED PMP.

The device has a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×272 pixels and it measures just 0.99cm in thickness. The player features Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in speaker, a dictionary, DMB, a voice recorder, a TV-Out and a microSD card slot for additional storage capacity.

The built-in battery provides 64 hours of audio playback or 11 hours of video playback on one charge. The J3 MP3 Player it is available in 4, 8 and 16 GB of internal memory.

Via Akihabara

Coby MP570 Micro MP3 Player

Coby MP3 Player

Coby has launched a new MP3 player, if we can call it a player, because it rather looks more like a computer mouse than a MP3 player.

The Coby Micro MP3 Player has an unique design and offers you 2GB for your MP3 and WMA files, a 3.5mm jack, and a USB 2.0 connection. As you can see in the picture above, it comes with no buttons, so until we get our hands on it we cannot tell you how you’ll play music on it.

The Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery will give you 5 hours of music playback on one charge. For the moment, there are no details about its release date or about pricing.

Via Chip Chick

Hercule DJ Controller Retails For Only $199.99

Hercule DJ Controller

What are you thinking when you hear about the Hercule DJ controller? Some enormous DJ tool with infinite buttons used by the best DJs in the world? Probably yes, but you’ll be surprised to know that, actually, it is a 2-deck DJ controller for the amateur DJ in each of you, but it can also be used by mobile DJs.

Known as the Mk4, it features 2 stereo outputs, one for mixing and the other for previewing tracks, and 2 stereo audio inputs for analog audio sources such as MP3 players, vinyl turntables and more. The controller has a compact design and it can be connected to a PC or Mac via a USB cable.

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Aqua Soundz Brings Sweet Music to Your Pool

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Aqua Soundz is an ingenious waterproof speaker that will float in your pool or bathtub and play your favorite tunes,while you soak up.

You know those movies where some dumbass character gets electrocuted by a radio placed right on the side of the bathtub? Well, thanks to Aqua Soundz, you don’t have to risk death by electrocution, anymore. This cool speaker will float right beside you and wirelessly connect to your music player, and broadcast your favorite music.

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Sony Unveils The MDR-RF4000K Wireless Headphones

Sony MDR-RF 4000K Headphones

Sony has unveiled a new pair of wireless headphones that is perfect for your home-theater environment. The MDR-RF4000K, as it is called, uses secure digital RF signal, offering a range of up to 30 meters (100 feet).

The headphones have a great and stylish design and feature a 40mm long-stroke diaphragm which will give you a clear sound. The built-in NiMH battery is capable of keeping the headphones “alive” for up to 7 hours on one charge, but you can still switch to AAA battery mode that will offer another 10 hours of runtime.

The Sony MDR-RF 4000K headphones will be available by April 2010 but the price hasn’t been announced yet.

Via Ohgizmo

Pioneer DJM-2000 Is A Hell Of A Toy

Pioneer DJM-2000

Amateur or beginner DJ? You want to get to a higher level? Pioneer has something for you that will help you become a pro. The DJM-2000 is a four channel digital mixer is the perfect tool for those who love to entertain people through music. It has a 5.8-inch multitouch screen which displays all the frequencies of a song and allows you to change them.

The “toy” also has integrated audio effects suite with six dedicated processors and several modes for multitouch music control. The classic crossfade slider is also included on the mixer and allows you to change the output value between the left channels and the right ones.

Release date, price information and Video of the DJM-2000 after the jump

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Mapuguaquen Speakers Are Made of Clay

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Mapaguaquen translates as “sound of the earth” and the names suits these speakers perfectly, considering they are nothing more than clay pots.

These original clay speakers are the work of Chilean designer Pablo Ocqueteau, who devised them as a way of showing that centuries old traditions can fulfill the needs of modern society. You’re probably wondering if clay pots could produce powerful sounds without cracking and braking into pieces, but it seems possible if they are stoneware.

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Panasonic D-Dock SC-H40 Designed for iPhone and iPod Touch

Panasonic D-Dock SC-H40

The D-Dock SC-H40 from Panasonic is a stereo system which was designed to work with Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The device features a built-in CD player, a digital amplifier and integrated speakers. There is a sliding door on the back that will hide and protect your iPhone or iPod. The D-Dock also has an AM/FM tuner with a feature that allows you to record from radio , Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot and it comes with a remote that gives you full control of the device.

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Custom Steampunk Skullcandy Headphones by DLi$h

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As if Skullcandy SK-Pro headphones weren’t cool enough, a modder who calls himself DLi$h decided to give them a steampunk upgrade.

The Skullcandy SK-Pro headphones are designed to deliver ultimate audio performance and you can usually find them around the necks of established DJs. But DLi$h’s custom set would fit better at a rave party in a steampunk universe.

He used acrylic paint to give the headphones that distressed metal effect and hand stitched them himself, using sculpey. For some reason, DLi$h’s steampunk headphones also feature badges and insignias used on US Navy’s F18 Fighter Jets.

If you’re looking bor a professional set of headphones and you’re into steampunk, the Skullcandy SK-Pro by DLi$h are just perfect. And don’t worry about anyone else wearing one, these are one of a kind. Head over to Delicious Drips if you’re ready to drop $279.99 on these babies.

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My Pet Speaker Makes Music Enjoyable for Your Pets

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I know you enjoy listening to music,and you may think your pet does too, but because of their sensitive hearing, they need  a special sound system, provided by Pet Acoustics.

My Pet Speaker has been specifically designed to provide pleasant sounds that cater to the hearings of dogs, cats and horses. Through its 4-inch drive unit and cone reflector, it disburses sound in 360 degrees radius, thus recreating the natural way animals perceive noises. It also tones down the bass level and sound frequencies, making it much more comfortable for animals.

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TDK’s Wireless Headphones Use Kleer Technology (Not Bluetooth)

TH-WR700 Headphones

TDK has just announced its latest product which will go on sale in Japan on March 1, the TH-WR700 headphones. This wireless pair of headphones is using Kleer technology instead of Bluetooth. The guys from TDK claim that the technology they’re using offers better noise cancellation, up to 40db.

The TH-WR700 can be connected to any device that has a 3.5mm port. The headphones also features 32Ω impedance, 20Hz–20kHz frequency response, 108 dB/mW sensitivity and allows you to listen to music from up to 10 meters away.

Via crunchgear

Swarovski-Studded Hello-Kitty Mp3 Player

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The Hello-Kitty madness continues. The popular Japanese cartoon character has just got another cute Mp3 player made in its image. With the million of girly fans out there, it’s sure to be a success.

Especially if you count that the Hello Kitty Music Player Premium DX will feature a serious number of Swarovski crystals. The player features 4 Gb of internal memory, more than enough to accommodate your favorite playlist, weighs just 16 grams and at at 45.2×35.5×18.0mm, it’s really tiny.

The Hello-Kitty mp3 player comes in two versions, one with the trademark ribbon and one with a little flower. The first has 70 Swarovski crystals, while the ladder just 50. Both come with a USB cable that connects the device to your Windows-running computer.

The black and gold player went on sale in Japan only, for a price of $110, so your best chance to own one is to contact an import/export specialized website.

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World’s Tiniest FM Radio by Motz

Motz Tiny Wooden FM Radio

This tiny wooden FM radio was created by Motz,  a Korean manufacturer, and it seems to be the smallest in the world,  measuring just 1.45 x 0.75 x 1 inches. It features a small aerial which I don’t think that Motz will mind if you use it as a toothpick, a LED indicator, on-off switch and a tuning button. The device is powered by a built-in battery which can be recharged via a USB cable. It also features a 3.5mm jack in case you want to connect it to a MP3 player.

The tiny wooden radio device is available just in Korea for the moment and you can have it for £22.

Via Pocket-lint

Green Noise – Transforms Noise Into Electricity

Green Noise

We all had headaches because of the deafening sounds from highways or airport runways. Designer Hung-Uei Jou came with the idea of transforming this noise intro electricity for the runways and highways lights.

So he created the Green Noise, a device that captures these massive sound waves and converts them into electricity. It features a conical speaker-form placed on a tripod base who easily absorbs sound and prevents rainwater from collecting on the bottom. It also has a screen which gives the personnel the information required.

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