TAG: Audio

A $15,000 Speaker Orb You Can Relax In

A $15,000 Speaker Orb You Can Relax In

Speakers not only amplify sound but can also intensify the effects of music. The AudioOrb speaker system is an entirely different way to listen to music that would certainly change the way you hear and feel what is playing. Users can get up close and personal to the loudspeaker’s components by sitting inside the encasing. There are 18 speakers placed in the interior of the Orb, said to emit a full and impressive audio experience. The Orb is conceptualized from a design called the Micasa Lab Cocoon. The enclosed space includes speakers instead of the previous design which had storage… read more

The Soundtracker Wants You To Hear This

The Soundtracker Wants You To Hear This

Earth is a Solar Powered Juke Box – Gordon Hempton Capturing the sounds of nature, acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has been recording wildlife noises for decades. Referred to as the Soundtracker, Hempton has traveled the globe in order to catch glimpses of nature sounds that may otherwise go unheard. Getting an exclusive sound in the outdoor elements is just another day at the office for this audio adventurer. Sometimes placing himself in dangerous positions to collect the noises or the naturally quiet, his live nature recordings are done using customized equipment with tried and tested methods. For instance, placing sandpaper¬†over… read more

Solar Headphones Charge Smartphones

Solar Headphones Charge Smartphones

Our smartphones and mobile devices have become such a part of our lives, acting as not only our social hub, but our media player as well, that we it’s hard to part with them, even to plug them in for a charge. When the batteries in our gadgets are dead, it’s great to have a smart and stylish way to power them while we’re still on the go. That’s where the OnBeat Solar Headphones come in. Featuring a small solar panel that fully covers the headband, and two rechargeable Li-ion batteries (1000mAh) for storing the energy captured by the panels,… read more

Case of Bass Providing a Cool Way to Upcycle Tunes

Case of Bass Providing a Cool Way to Upcycle Tunes

They have deemed it an anti-earbud movement with style. Ezra and Alex Cimino-Hurt, brothers and business partners, have found a creative way to reuse tossed out suitcases, train boxes, speakers and electrical components. And what is even better than an upcycling project is one that ends up with a dual duty purpose. Located in Portland, Oregon, their brainchild, Case of Bass, offers musical reincarnations of the carrying case. They refurbish discarded cases and turn them into sound systems, complete with inner audio workings powered by lightweight, rechargeable battery packs. They only resort to using new materials and electronics when worthy… read more