The Hottest Headphones Ever

The Hottest Headphones Ever

Anyone who works in the audio/sound industry has heard of the Sennheiser HD25-1 headphones; they’re the professionals choice, but have yet to break into the consumer market due to their overtly utilitarian & basic appearance. Cyprium is an exploration into how these high-end headphones could win the hearts of consumers and audiophiles with styling that’s worthy of Sennheiser’s unrivaled audio quality, background noise isolation and robustness. And win your heart they will! See em up close —>

0 Designer: Dan Salisbury

A Home for Your Headphones

A Home for Your Headphones

From the makers of the ingenious Slate Mobile AirDesk and its big brother SlatePro comes the latest in creative storage. Take it from us, these guys know organization! ! It’s called the Beats by Dre Station and, as you might’ve guessed from the name, it’s the perfect place to keep your precious cans! Crafted from a single sheet of bamboo, it pairs perfectly with your desktop and even has a place to dock your iPhone or iPod. Get it here!

0 Designer: iSkelter

Play to Learn Guitar

Play to Learn Guitar

Musical Minds is a digital tutor system that aims to increase people’s motivation to learn guitar by helping users to develop their own music and then instructing on how to play it. Using a convenient sensor pad and tangible “notes,” users can create chord progressions, then transfer that song to an accompanying application which will give step-by-step directions on how to perform it with the instrument. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Michael Apostolides

Far-Out Guitar Effects!

Far-Out Guitar Effects!

SpaceFuzz (love the name) is the go-to effect pedal for guitarists and bassists that love a thick and voluminous sound. Despite its simple interface, SpaceFuzz is actually quite versatile. Turn on the “Space” alone for a clear reverb and adjust the time with the potentiometer. Turn on the “Fuzz” alone for a thick and dry fuzzy distortion, then adjust the amount of distortion with the potentiometer. Turn on both to enjoy a filthy, air-ripping sound!

0 Designer: Esben Oxholm

The Little Amp that Packs a Lot of Punch

The Little Amp that Packs a Lot of Punch

It’s no secret that a little acoustic amplification can go a long way to enhance the bottom speaker on your phone… but few amplifiers do it quite as conveniently as the Audiobendr. Made of stretchy rubber, the design snaps on to your phone in a jiffy to redirect & amplify sound for videos or music. It’s even small enough to use while playing games without it getting in the way of your hands. Waterproof, dirtproof, & scratchproof, you can use & abuse without worry! Hear the difference —>

0 Designer: Marc Van Strydonck

Aqua Audio

Aqua Audio

There’s nothing like the natural sound of moving water to relax the mind and body. Swonar harnesses this tranquility in an interactive instrument you can control. 5 rhythmically oriented streams allow water to fall on stones that have each been perforated to achieve a unique tone. Users can make their own music by using a pressure touch interface or sit back and enjoy the soothing sound of falling water.

0 Designer: Ujwal I. K.

Touch and Tune Radio

Touch and Tune Radio

This interactive radio by Daniel Kaufman relies on light and human touch to operate its various functionalities. To raise and lower the volume, the device uses light controlled by an aperture. As for its tuning, the user simply touches or slides a finger anywhere on the mahogany veneer which is embedded with a SoftPot potentiometer. Simple shifts in functionality create new interaction and new appreciation for a classically simple product! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Daniel Kaufman

Music on the Moov

Music on the Moov

MoovBox is a portable synthesizer that aims to revolutionize music listening by introducing an active approach to mixing audio while on the move. Like the iconic Moog, the MoovBox makes it easy to modify notes- simply adjust any combination of  the 7 knobs by rolling or sliding. Better yet, users can compose or add layers of their favorite string, wind or percussion instrument by using natural gestures. Need some guitar? Use your fingers to play like a fret board! Horns? Key and blow like a trumpet!

0 Designers: Roberto Maurizio Paura, Francesco Mammetti, & Gilles Traditi

Vinylize Your Digital Life!

Vinylize Your Digital Life!

Vinylize combines the long lost love for tangible music formats with the practicality of digital music in one player. The turntable allows collaboration between old & new formats in one library, playing both vinyl & simulated records that use RFID scanning tech to correlate with music stored on iTunes. Designed with nostalgic influence from classic wooden record players,  it recreates the vinyl experience to give back a sense of ownership & physical interaction with a music library… something that’s been lost behind screens in the digital age.

0 Designer: Jonny Leslie

Feel That Old Time Rock and Roll

Feel That Old Time Rock and Roll

There’s something pleasing about sorting through a box of old records… it’s that very feeling that’s lost in our transition from analog to digital media. The “Music Tangibility” project looks to the record playing experience as an inspiration for the future! Record playing was very physical… like dropping the needle to the disc. Music Tangibility recreates this in a sense by allowing the user to change the song or album by changing the location of the phone. As the album plays the phone moves right to indicate how much time has elapsed.

0 Designer: Yaakov Lyubetsky

Share Your Vibes

Share Your Vibes

They say happiness doubles when shared. I have often seen friends or lovers listening to music tracks by sharing one earphone bud each. Such a sharing considerably reduces the quality of the music experience. Well, not with the ‘Easy Share’ earphones on. The earphone’s jack doubles up as an extender, providing more audio outlets. Be it a park or a commute, this set of earphones lets you share your favorite tunes or videos with your dear ones with out a hassle. Let the world around blur away while music connects the souls.

0 Designers: Various

Sound Solution

Sound Solution

It is an irony that the very properties that makes a noise cancellation earphone desirable, can also deem it hazardous. Even though it feels nice to get disconnected from the chaos and din of the streets, the feature also renders you deaf to possible warning sounds such as the honking of a car or a bicycle bell. The ‘Master Your Sound’ earphones are designed to provide the best of both worlds with a feature to turn noise cancellation on and off at will.

0 Designer: Ye Yuan

Audio Orbs

Audio Orbs

It seems like we’re obsessed with making speakers smaller and smaller without sacrificing power. What would the result be if we reversed our logic and started thinking on a much bigger scale? StudioTotal answers this question with their latest conceptual sound system, Audio Orbs: the speaker you can enter. Inside the sphere are 18 speakers and plenty of comfy cushions to give the user an enhanced immersive music experience!

0 Designer: StudioTotal

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