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

The Sound of Sight

The Sound of Sight

The Synaesynth is a twist on the synthesizer that transforms the colors of your life into audible sound. The combination hardware/software translates imagery directly into music by pulling color data from a video feed, allowing the user to determine the input. The result is an interesting simulated “synaesthetic” experience! See it in action ->

0 Designer: Daniel Kerris

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Stream nostalgia with the first ever Bluetooth gramophone, the Gramovox! The timeless design is not only aesthetically “old-school,” but also recreates the same resonant, vintage, organic sound by adhering to the same acoustical principles as the old gramophone. To achieve this, the designers worked around the philosophy that the fewer things they changed about the original, the more things would still work. Catch the vid to see how it blends classic acoustics with modern tech…

0 Designer: Gramovox

A Touch of Sound

A Touch of Sound

Mórimo is a multi-sensory instrument which helps the “listener” experience music beyond hearing. The structure is covered with an elastic membrane connected to an amplifier and transducers around a wooden resonance chamber. The device can be attached to any instrument or other sound source. The input is converted into vibration which can be felt throughout the tactile surface!

0 Designer: Justyna Zubrycka

A Guitarist Must Have

A Guitarist Must Have

The PIK stool combines the joy of playing music with the elegance and comfort of modern furniture design. Targeted specifically at acoustic guitar players, the aim was to design a guitar amp that captures the essence of acoustic playing environments. Aesthetically, the stool allows viewers of the performance to focus solely on the musician without being distracted by other clutter on stage! Check out the vid for the full experience!

0 Designer: Jarred Christison

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

I thought it was just me and my tiny ears, but apparently Apple’s Earpods are a tough fit for lots of us! Instead of replacing the buds, just snap on a pair of Sprng clips to make em’ stay put. The ergonomic design stabilizes the Earpods with a soft elastomer tip that snaps into the concha of the ear and won’t interfere with glasses or hats. You can even slide the pods up and down for a custom fit. Ordering mine now! Get yours here!

0 Designer: OHM Industrial Designers, Inc.

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Cumulus is a stylish headphone designed for autistic adults, where the headband goes round the neck and it has a galvanic skin sensor. This sensor helps determine the rise of temperature or heart rate via vibrations and better understand the mental conditioning of the autistic adult, at that given moment. The way the headphones wrap around the user’s ears also provides a sense of comfort and security.

0 Designer: Diamond Ho

Rockin' Dicycle

Rockin’ Dicycle

The Marshall (yes, as in the amp maker!) Dicycle combines the functionalities of two unexpected pairs in one wild cycle design that parties on the go! The side-by-side wheels support Marshall amps for impromptu, plug-and-play concerts! Hit the jump to watch the show!

0 Designer: Yuhan Zhang

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians and music lovers can actually make beats or practice on-the-go without an instrument! Using motion technology like Leap and Myo, the Soundbrace wearable device transforms the user’s arms and fingers into instruments!

0 Designer: Eugene Wang

DJ Wiz

DJ Wiz

The Grand Wizard smartphone goes beyond the MP3 playing functionality of other phones, turning the user into a real life mixmaster DJ with turntables and everything! Sure, there’s an app for that… but this is way more fun! The portable mixing station makes it possible to manipulate and produce media using intuitive right and left controls, each dedicated to a track. Make your own remixes while you’re on the go or at any time you’re inspired!

0 Designer: Yu Hiraoka

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