The Vamp Brings Your Old Speakers Back To Life

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Finally, a gadget that is actually useful. If you haven’t already gotten rid of your old speakers (the ones that have real old fashion wires and the red/black plugin thing on the back that Bluetooth technology has basically rendered completely obsolete), don’t!

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The Vamp will breathe life into any and all of your destined-for-the-dump-speakers by converting them into a modern wireless Bluetooth music maker.

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Mico: The New Mind Reading Headphones

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Hailed as “the new mind reading headphones,” this new headset takes electroencephalography and iTunes shuffle to whole new, albeit comical, level.

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Japanese based Neurowear has done it before with their famous and wildly successful Necomimi cat ears – and tail counterpart Shippo – that were also controlled be the user’s brain waves. This time they are back with Mico (short for Music Inspiration from your Subconsciousness), which comes with a pair of heaphones, a brainwave sensor, and an iOS app, so that the user’s playlist can be arranged telepathically based on their mood.

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Not The Worlds First Lightbulb Speaker, But Pretty Cool Anyways

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Tier One Electronics’ new Lightbulb Speaker Kit will give people with synesthesia (a pyscho-perceptual condition of mixed sensations where people might see smells and hear colors) something to really trip out about. “Imagine a world where sound was light and light was sound,” is of the taglines of the lightbulb speaker combo. The bizarre creation might give anyone something to trip out about.

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The LED light and speaker combination is exactly what it sounds like. A pair of 5 watt LED light bulbs that you can screw into a lamp that have a 10 watt speaker amplifier inside them. The set also comes with an iPhone docking station which provides controls for both dimming the lights and volume but, it should be noted, the speakers can pick up music, wirelessly, from any device.

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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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