Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News

Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News

Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of hearing good news”. Using RSS feeds, Ticker Tape scans for light-hearted news stories from around the world broadcasting them to the listener who can manage the content via the Ticker Tape website. Pulling the cord allows the listener to choose the duration of the broadcast. The origin of the news stories can be selected by turning the dial – old school style with a web 2.0 twist.

0 Designer: Will Carey

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

When surround sound started to be pushed by home audio companies, the movie they used to push it with was Jurrasic Park. Hearing the T-Rex roar from all directions was the most excellent experience I’d ever had at a department store, and to my ears, it really did surround the room. But our ears have become more sophisticated in the short time between then and now, and Simon Denzel’s “Mono” is bringing us closer to real professional home surround sound.

0 Designer: Simon Denzel

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

There are few companies who evoke experience and know-how in speaker design as Bowers & Wilkins do. The company has over 40 years of history creating some of the best sound experiences for consumers and audiophiles alike. I had the opportunity to review their Zeppelin Speaker for the iPod. It’s been getting rave reviews from customers and won a Gold 2008 IDEA award. Kudos to Native Design. Must be good right?

0 Designer: Native Design

Like Peas in a Pod

Like Peas in a Pod

The Pea Speaker system is bound to be costly, incurring damages from being tossed around, but that’s what designer Lu Le wants – a playful way to share music. Each pod holds 7 wireless bluetooth speakers. Only one possesses the one ring to rule them all because it controls global volume. Each sphere is powered by a lithium ion rechargeable via induction when placed in the pod. The system doesn’t do surround sound since it can’t separate channels, but it’s a good way to fill a large area with a mixed stereo track. Snazzy!

0 Designer: Lu Le

Bangin' Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

Bangin’ Music Parties Coming to a Spot Near You

The PodSpot is one large industrial sized speaker system designed for your wee iPod – or any other Mp3 player for that matter. It’s splash proof and designed to be rugged enough for outdoor events. Surprisingly it’s battery powered pushing a multitude of tweeters, horns and two 10″ subwoofers good enough for 24 hours. If the 115 db don’t attract enough attention, I’m sure the sight of 50 people dancing their asses off will.

0 Designer: Edelweiss Industrial Design

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Actually the unique shape serves several purposes. It fits snug in your ear, easily loops together around your neck when not in use, and somehow prevents bacterial growth which is 700 times more concentrated in regular ear buds. If it weren’t just a concept, would you buy one?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

This simple, rugged speaker called the Hive Audio System for outdoor entertaining features a sound tube that protects the speaker from the elements and amplifies sound as it reverberates. The bell is completely translucent with a rugged base for stability. This speaker works wirelessly from a main station unit and can be linked to other liked units for multiple sound outputs forming a hive.

0 Designer: Christopher Stuart

Compose Music All High Tech Like

Compose Music All High Tech Like

Have you ever caught yourself whistling a made up tune and thought to yourself, “hey this could be a hit song!” Those moments of inspiration are fleeting but with the Compose concept, you can compose anywhere.

0 Designer: Ouyang Xi

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

What better way to realize if a song stinks than sniffing out the proof with this MP3/aroma therapy entertainment pod that not only plays sweet sweet tunes for your ears, it also blows sweet sweet scents for your nose. Just pop off the end cap, load up a selected scent tablet and a wave of odors are delivered right to your nose by your earphones. Yup, your earphones.

0 Designer: Yangwoo Kim

Jerk It To Get The Juice

Jerk It To Get The Juice

The Shake MP3 player by Kenneth Tay makes use of kinetic energy to keep the batteries charges, similar to modern timepieces. With the hold button switched on, jerk it a few times to get the juice. Yea I just said that. Conversely if you leave the hold switch off, the jerking shaking pauses/plays music.

0 Designer: Kenneth Tay

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Years of clubbing and raving till dawn have taken their toll on many of us trying to live normal, productive lives. I am not exactly sure how much hearing loss I have suffered but I do think people tend to mumble a lot more now… or maybe I am just projecting my hearing issue onto others…what-ever, speak up!

0 Designer: Shing Lo

Silence is Loud

Silence is Loud

I always kind of liked the old egg-crate design of acoustic dampening you see in recording studios and theaters. But this latest design by Altera Design Studio called “Accustica” may not be everyone’s aesthetic cup of tea but it sure opens up this world to more interpretation from other designers. Corian is moulded for the base layer and upper layers are CorianÆ Bas Reliefed.

0 Designer: Altera Design Studio

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MMMuummmuummuusssssiiiiiiiiccccc for the deaf

Before I get tons of comments as to the merits(or lack there of) of this design, hear me out. I am all for inspiring designers to help people that are not given the same gifts most of us are born with. The gift of hearing is one of those we all take for granted everyday, and designer Pierre-Antoine Bouzard is contributing his part to help the deaf of the world share and “feel” the gift of music.

0 Designer: Pierre-Antoine Bouzard