R2D2 Boombox Kicks Tunes, Won't Fix X-Wings

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What's with Star Wars-themed boomboxes that appear on the Internet with very little accompanying information? Don't these people realize they've got EBay gold on their hands? Like the AT-AT Walker boombox that came before, we know little about the R2-D2 ghetto blaster, except that it was designed by artist Bill McMullen for his "Hype, Hustle, Rip-Off" gallery opening. In other words, it may...

Mufin releases a new standalone music player

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Mufin has released a new standalone music player designed to compete with Apple's new iTunes Genius feature. The Mufin player imports all the music off your hard drive onto it and then provides your standard music player, except with Mufin you can also check out related tracks. Mufin currently doesn't have an integrated way to purchase music, so if you find a track you want to buy you'll have...

Play Air Keyboard on Felt Synths

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Got to love the detail on this collection of felt synths from Austrailian artist Pul(sew)idth. Korgs, Rolands and even the MiniMoog are duplicated with impressive accuracy, considering the plush trinkets measure just 3.5 inches long. Six of them are selling for $65 each on Pul(sew)idth's Etsy store, but the artist seems willing to aoccomodate special requests, including keyboards, guitars,...

AT-AT Boombox Shoots Sound, Not Lasers

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There are no specs, design notes or observations to suggest that this AT-AT Walker boombox is even real, but it so tickles our Star Wars fetish that it was hard not to share. It'd be nice to know if this thing is big enough to hook over shoulders, allowing for strolls through the 'hood while blasting "The Imperial March." I like how there appears to be little functionality other than a tape...

Spin the Cylinder MyRacer's lisse T10 PMP

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Don't be fooled by the angled extension next to the lisse T10's LCD screen; the latest portable media player from MyRacer is pretty similar in design to the iRiver Spinn. The main "borrowed" attribute is the spinning navigation cylinder, but both players have a touchscreen as well. The display is 2.8 inches in 320 x 240 resolution. Models come in 2 GB or 4 GB and support a wide variety of...

Tokyoflash Juke Tower Makes Your Shower Sound Much Better

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Sick of your horrid, crackling voice obliterating your favorite tunes in the shower? You need a Juke Tower waterproof MP3 player (more of a dock, really) for all your music-infused showering needs. This Tokyoflash contraption is completely waterproof, designed specifically for use in the shower or bath. At first glance the tall, oblong shape may seem a bit odd for a shower accessory not...

MLB's X-treme speaker system is certainly extreme

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There are speakers, and then there are Speakers. The mlb 101 X-treme speaker system may very well be the sexiest set of speakers we've ever seen. The speaker has three pulsating spheres (for bass, midrange, and high frequencies) and is crafted out of carbon fiber, aluminum, steel, arcrylic, and wood. You're going to need some help carrying this one, the entire speaker system weighs in at an...

Philips new SHB 7110 Bluetooth headphones

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We've seen quite a few sets of earphone drop over the past few weeks, but the Philips SHB 7110 are definitely some of the most unique. The Bluetooth headphones have a gestural touch interface to let you adjust the volume of your tunes with a slide of your finger. One huge (and pretty obvious) downside to the phones is they're connected together with a wire, or course that will probably make...

Ultrasone shows off new high-end headphones

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If the economic downturn has left you with piles of cash you don't know what to do with- we've go the headphones for you. German-based Ultrasone has released a new pair of high-end headphones that have an exterior made of ruthenium metal, gold plated plugs, and interior ear cups covered in Ethiopian sheepskin. All that luxury definitely comes at a price, with the headphones running a whopping...

Store locks up with a Fender Guitar Amp

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When businesses close up shop for the day they traditionally put down their ugly gates and lock up. One store has turned their grate into an advertisement all of its own, by painting it to look like a giant Fender guitar amp. The grate has an input, volume, treble, bass, reverb, lead level, and master knob just like the real thing and even has the Fender logo emblazoned on it. Pretty freaking...

The Cowon L3 Has Arrived

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In the works since  August, the Cowon L3 has been officially announced. The 7-inch Windows CE 5.0 PMP will certainly sweeten any ride. In addition to the large, sexy screen, the L3 features GPS, 800 x 480 resolution, 128 MB SDRAM, 4 GB of memory, SD slot, fuel consumption indicator and built-in speaker. No pricing or availability information is available yet, but it's sure nice to look at....

Onkyo's new iPod speaker systems

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Onkyo has released two new pretty cool looking iPod speaker systems. The X-T2CR has a CD player, and the X-T2 plays MDs.  Both of the systems have built-in iPod docks that will allow you to connect any generation iPod to them for playback. The systems also have AM and FFM radio tuners, and A-OMF Cone and 8cm driver units for the speakers. These look to be a little more stylish than your...

Soundshelf: Shelf Speakers Turn Speaker Shelves

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Usually CDs and DVDs don't mix with your speakers until you hit play. An interesting new home audio design concept out of Poland could change all that. Designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz crafted the Soundshelf, a working stereo speaker that doubles as a CD/DVD shelf. Wall and tower shelves provide two useful options. Simple yet smart, the Soundshelf promises to be a great...

These E.V.A and Butterfly Speakers or a Condo? You Decide.

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These E.V.A and Butterfly speakers look cool, but I wouldn't want to fall on them. The speakers have a woofer that faces the floor and apertures on both sides. The sound reaches you indirectly (rather than being pointed right at you) which is pretty cool, although they're also a speaker set you're going to want to keep away from the kiddies. The speakers range in price from a whopping $25,000...

Take My Zune...Please!

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[collegehumor 1900011 570 380] As if iPod needed a latent endorsement over competitor Zune--watch this thief make away with every valuable on the desk while tossing the Zune back. At least he got an extra pair of earbuds out of it. [Slippery Brick]

Sony Hits Your Lobes With Subwoofers

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Sony's new XB series headphones  (MDR-XB700/500/300) are designed to produce rich powerful bass "that you can really feel". Not sure if I need bass pounded relentlessly into my cranium,  but extra sound at the low end is always a coveted feature. The headphones rely on a 50 mm dome driver to deliver tight, clean bass while maintaining clear, accurate mids and highs. Large synthetic...

NOCS innovative MP3 docking station

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Nowadays iPod docks area dime a dozen-- you find them everywhere in most every shape and size. This iPod dock concept from NOCS caught our eye however because it definitely takes a new look at how iPod docks are designed. The dock is essentially a tall speaker tower with three built-in speakers. Your iPod attaches to the top of the device, and there are controls at the top (as well as a remote...

Bang and Olufsen Offers Smart Music System, A La Pandora

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Looking to trade the free, cloud-based music prediction of Pandora and Microsoft's MixView for an expensive stand-alone system? Bang & Olufsen's got the solution, and they make sure it looks damn sexy for all that extra coin. At $5,900, plus $500 for the floor stand, the BeoSound 5 includes a master control and a "black box" that houses all the PC and Web connections. A "More of the Same"...

Skullcandy releases wood-grain earbuds

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For some reason the electronics world loves covering things in wood. Wooden televisions, wooden VCRs, wooden iPhone covers….now Skullcandy has created wooden earbuds. The wood grain earphones cost a whopping $99 (pretty steep for a pair of Skullcandy’s…BUT despite their typical small price these are some fantastic earphones). The phones work with all your favorite music apparatuses....

Audiomatryoshka iPod Speaker: Weird Audio Goodness

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Ever think to yourself: "Boy, my sound system really isn't creepy enough"? If so, you're in for a great surprise-- and a swift, decisive disappointment. These Audiomatryoshka iPod speakers that look like a small family of drones in secret cahoots to eat your face in the middle of the night, are merely a concept and won't be helping you pimp your dock  anytime soon. Whether you're afraid or...