Monome + Guitar = Monome-Guitar
December 1st, 2009 by anthony™
Ben Brown & his Monome-Guitar

Ben Brown & his Monome-Guitar

Ben Brown's Monome-Guitar

Ben Brown & his Monome-Guitar

There’s Something from Ben Brown on Vimeo.

When it comes to procreation, the offspring tend to embody the traits of their parents. When it comes to this custom Monome-Guitar, there’s certainly no exception to that rule. Thanks to Ben Brown for this beautiful marriage, and offspring of a guitar and monome. Great video as well.

Plastinkuzz Pocket-Size DJ Scratch Pad
June 8th, 2009 by jem™
Work it, own it!

Work it, own it!

Comes in several flavas: Bad, badder, and baddest.

Comes in several flavas: Bad, badder, and baddest.

Found this strange little novelty item while drooling over the Optimus Maximus. Not quite sure if the DJ scratch pad would make it in the winner’s circle. I can imagine some dude pulling this card out of his wallet and whispering slyly to his date, “Hey… check this…” then start scratching like he’s Kid Koala. Deal-breaker? Probably. At least the video is hilarious.

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Alice Wang's USB mixtape project
May 21st, 2009 by anthony™
USB Player from Alice Wang

USB Player by Alice Wang

USB Player from Alice Wang

USB Player by Alice Wang

Stumbled across this beautiful USB mixtape project by Alice Wang. Although this is just a prototype, based on the specs, the custom USB player would allow for full volume control, and would even have the ability to crossfade between albums. I can just imagine trying to dj with one of these. FTMFW!

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Mr. Disc + Sound Burger = High Fidelity
April 10th, 2009 by anthony™
Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-770 Mr. Disc

Audio Technica AT-770 Mr. Disc

Stumbled across these while searching for portable listening devices. Audio Technica’s AT-727 Sound Burger & AT-770 Mr. Disc. Yep! With names like those, it’s hard to believe that they never made the popular vote. Even though they may not be as portable as an iPod, it would be damn hilarious to catch someone trying to jog with one of these strapped to their leg. :)

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The Nostalgia of Cassette Tapes
March 30th, 2009 by elle™

Last month, we had touched on vintage cassette tape inserts and how awesome the designs are. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of growing up in the era of analog sounds, or that everything old is back in fashion, but the aesthetic of cassette tapes still have profound desire and influence in modern society. This post pays homage to the cassette tape, and the unique ways that we’ve tried to preserve it by bridging the gap between digital and analog. Here are some of my favorite mods and hybrids:

NVDRS Tape by Stefano Pertegato

I’d like to describe the NVDRS Tape, but the images already speak for themselves:

Slide the music to start listening

Slide the music to start listening

USB key provides connectivity with almost every computer

USB key provides connectivity with almost every computer

Case to protect the player and customize it

Case to protect the player and customize it

Listen to what the image says. Put the finger in the hole...

Listen to what the image says. Put the finger in the hole...

Apparently the finger goes in the other hole. To charge it, of course. How much fingering equates to a full charge?

Apparently the finger goes in the other hole. To charge it, of course. How much fingering equates to a full charge?

via yankodesign

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Coolest Wooden Headphones (Wood Series)
February 6th, 2009 by elle™

I’ve seen a lot of wooden gadgets and gizmos over the years, and wanted to post some of my favorite items that pertain to the audiophile: wooden headphones and earphones. For the sake of brevity, I’ve decided not to make this a review or include lengthy tech specs. If you’re interested in learning more about each item, I’ve included relevant links and purchase information. I’ll also be following up later this week with more wooden audio gadgets in this wood series. Enjoy!

The Perfect Unison Headphones

» The Perfect Unison product page
» Buy from The Lazy Dog (most likely sold out)

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Each headphone has been silkscreen printed by hand and is limited to only 50 units

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The series is available in exclusivity at the The Lazy Dog shop, Paris, for 349€.

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Created by The Perfect Unison in collaboration with Parra

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Combining the natural qualities of wood and 30mm Ultrasone® mylar drivers, their high fidelity audio capsules guaranty a rich and natural sound image for an outstanding musical experience.

Captions & photos courtesy of LimitedHype.com

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