SleepPhones: Pajamas For Your Soul

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Finally, someone has invented pajamas for your ears. No, not literal pajamas, but earphones that you can wear to sleep without causing that morning after ear sore from falling asleep with head phones on and without disturbing the person next to you.

SleepPhones are the invention of doctor Wei-Shin Lai who had trouble falling back to sleep after late night patient phone calls. She wanted something to lull her back to sleep, but didn’t want to wake up her husband Jason, who happens to be the company’s Chief Technology Officer and curator of sound tracks with unique binaural beats that you can buy on the company’s website.

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Devastatingly Hip: Transparent Speakers are Pretty and Sustainable

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Why do we love transparent products so much? Currently causing a viral storm on Kickstarter: Swedish design firm People People’s transparent speakers.

There has to be a tutorial online that teaches you how to make a nice pair of transparent speakers, right? But alas, in our prefab, preassembled world we’ll inexplicably buy anything that looks like we could do it ourselves. I guess that’s why we go to restaurants and order toast and eggs. And I guess that’s why we love IKEA and the striking simplicity of Scandinavian “you put it together” design.

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Life After Death Entertainment: The CataCombo Plays Music When You’re Dead

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How’d you like to listen to some Daft Punk or Madonna while your dead?

Now for the recently deceased audiophile, a Swedish company called Pause Custom Sound Systems presents the CataCombo, a music pumping customized coffin to turn your afterlife into the ultimate after party.

The CataCombo is the brainchild of Pause CEO Fredrik Hjelmqvist, who is so completely obsessed with music that one of his previous products was The Human Jukebox, which was literally a small audio player that you can swallow to play music inside your own body. This time he’s taken his obsession to whole new level of insane.

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Boombot REX Wants to be Your New Favorite Hexagonal Portable Speaker

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The Boombot REX is an interesting, rugged, on-the-go take on the typical sit-there-and-look-pretty Bluetooth speaker.

This little portable 2.1 speaker system, brainchild of a couple of ski loving college buddies, combines 3W dual drivers with a built in woofer, wrapped in a water resistant, high-impact case ready to take some real world abuse.

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand or clipped onto a strap of any kind, this rechargeable wonder can handle riding in the rain, skiing in the snow, or a clumsy drop from up to 2.5m and still crank out jams for 6 hours. But, what’s really cool is that it’s more than just a speaker…

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Unmonday Your Life With Unmonday’s Expandable Speakers

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Monday – the word itself just crawls at your back with a general sense of unpleasantness. What does that have to do with anything? Probably nothing, but it could be a metaphor for all things that are unpleasant – including most speakers. Finding a good pair or set of speakers can be a chore as monotonous as peering over your desk at the grey skies knowing there’ll be four more long horrible days until you can flick on your barbecue and imagine your boss frying in it. Fortunately, Helsinki based company Unmonday might just ‘Unmonday’ your life with their new set of expandable porcelain wireless speakers.

The Fins always do it better (really?) – Unmonday’s speakers, which are quickly stacking up pre-orders on Kickstarter with 21 days to go, are a hexagonal, futuristic looking wonder to behold. With no extra wires, controls or visible cheap plastic parts these speakers can communicate with your laptop, smartphone, tablet and multitude of other musical applications via Apple’s Airplay technology (the wireless bandwidth offers better sound quality compared to Bluetooth).

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LP to MP3: The Turntable With a Tech Twist

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While kids are quite happy to stream, download and pirate music these days, a handful of vinyl veterans are clutching their black circles and sticking their noses in the air.

It’s all part of it: feeling the vinyl, stroking the cover art, dropping the needle and declaring, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” as the speakers crack to life half-way through a track.

But if those analogue purists ever do feel like stepping over to the digital side, the iLP Turntable might make the cheeky transition a little easier.

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The Worlds First Tactical Earphones

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These earphones might literally blow your mind. Well, not literally, because they’re not live rounds – they’re just really cool looking earphones.

Munitio, a San Diego based company “specializing in lifestyle electronic accessories,” present a line of earpieces made to look exactly like tactical 9mm bullets. Made from materials like aircraft grade aluminum with Kevlar–reinforced rubber cables and high-density copper alloy, these earphones merge a patent pending technology for noise isolation and brilliant product design.

The earpieces come in a broad range of colors and styles from the classic gold titanium coated finish, to silver, matte black, gun metal with red detail, and even a limited edition flouro green made in collaboration with the video game Call of Duty.

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Modern Audio Meets Vintage Luggage

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What happens when you’re a designer and self proclaimed audio-nut with a fascination for vintage suitcases? The BoomCase.

These head-turning self powered portable stereo systems come to life by simply plugging in any audio device featuring a standard headphone output, or connecting with the optional Bluetooth, and pressing play.

Each unique case features a rechargeable battery pack capable of cranking out 10+ hours of mobile beats as well as a plug in option that will bring a dead box back to life in about 4-5 hours. What’s more, the cases also feature USB and standard electrical plugs to power your portable devices or a laptop while you’re on the go.

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Zooka Wireless Speaker Soon to be Reality

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After nearly tripling its $25k Kickstarter goal, Carbon Audio is officially taking pre-orders for its iPad boosting, Zooka wireless speaker.

If you’ve ever found yourself trying to crank your iPad up to 11, Zooka is the solution. Promising five times the sound of the often flat on-board speakers, this iPad companion will give you that extra boost you need to fill a room with rich sound. Have a listen, the difference is clear.

Ready for the cool part? Although this speaker bar was designed with the iPad in mind, its wireless Bluetooth capability and 3.5mm audio input means it can be connected to any smartphone, tablet, or computer – no more being married to one device!

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The Ultimate Artisan iDock

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Forget all of those fancy expensive ergonomic plastic docks for Apple products, we have a winner and it’s as low tech as it gets.

This concrete dock by EpicHomeGoods elegantly displays and charges your iPod or iPhone, in style worthy of an art gallery. If you’re a fan of simple sophistication, it doesn’t get any simpler or more sophisticated than this.

Made of fiber reinforced concrete, each dock is available in a wide array of colors to match any decor – white, ash, concrete grey, moss green, curry yellow, black, and more!

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