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Just Plain Cool Audio Gear-Unsolvable subwoofer inspired by Rubik’s cube

Posted by jhochstat on September 2, 2008

From CrunchGear via Shiny Shiny

Like the Rubik’s Cube, do you? Also like booty-thumping bass in your face? Then you, my friend, are the ideal marketing segment for Elac, maker of the Rubik’s Cube-inspired MicroSub 2010 BT subwoofer.

From a technical standpoint, the 2010 BT is a 2.1 Bluetooth-enabled speaker system (there are two small satellite tweeters that go along with the subwoofer).

The whole setup isn’t NEW new (announced about a month ago), but it was supposed to be available in June/July of this year according to the company’s marketing PDF. It’s not out yet, though, so pricing and availability seem to still be up in the air.


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Just Plain Cool Audio Gear – Skullcandy Headphones with built-in memory

Posted by jhochstat on April 17, 2008

Rolling Stone wrote up these cool headphones today which are to be released soon by Skullcandy:

What It Is: A sweet looking pair of headphones that features an SD card slot that allows you to drag and drop music files directly onto the card for loading into the unit.

Who It’s For: People who want music on the go but would rather skip carrying around an MP3 player.

Why It’s Worthy: First of all, the headphones have a delightfully old-school look and feel, so they function as a throwback accessory as well as a music playing device. The speakers are dynamic and sharp, and the whole thing runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery that only demands an hour of charge time.

Our Only Complaint: The unit only comes with a 512 MB SD card, which only translates to about 120 songs (and fewer if you prefer higher-quality files). Updgrade to at least a one or two gig card.

Cost/Where to Get It: $99.95; Skullcandy (Available June 1st)

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Wood is Good: What Woods are used For Making Guitar Bodies?

Posted by jhochstat on April 13, 2008

Click guitars to find out!

also What Woods are used for Making Guitar Necks?

via: Soundetta

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Want to win a $100,000 Speed Racer Mach 5 Corvette?

Posted by jhochstat on April 10, 2008

via Autoblog

The upcoming Speed Racer movie just got a whole lot more interesting to us since learning about this sweepstakes that’s being held in conjunction with the premier on May 9th. The prize is a Speed Racer-inspired Mach 5 Corvette, but it not just any ‘Vette . It’s actually a C5 Corvette wearing a body inspired by the ’63 – ’67 C2 Corvette. Despite its classic outward appearance, the interior is all C5 wrapped in custom leather and painted red, and the motor is a very modern 350-hp LS1 V8. The Speed Racer decals and color scheme put it over the top, though. The purveyors of the sweeps peg the car’s value at $100,000, and to win it you have to visit this site and enter you cell phone number and carrier, or just text “fast” to 90736. You’ll then get a text message on April 18th with a Speed Racer trivia question, which you’ll have two minutes to answer correctly. Ten of those people who answer correctly will be flown out to the premier and race mini cars of some sort to win the actual Speed Racer Mach 5 ‘Vette. We know, those are a lot of hoops through which to jump, but a Mach 5 Corvette is kind of cool.

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Hip Hop Parrot

Posted by jhochstat on April 5, 2008

Opening act for the New Kids on the Block reunion tour?

via Acoustic Guitartist Blog

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Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.

Posted by jhochstat on March 30, 2008

(photo and MAD logo courtesy DC comics)

Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.

The NY Times has a VERY COOL interactive version of all of the fold-ins he did for logo2.gif magazine from the 1960’s to the present. I remember always looking forward to the next issue of Mad Magazine to come out so I could do the fold-ins. It was and still is an artform all its own.

This stuff is cool no matter how old you are, and now even cooler in interactive form.

For you fans out there, check out the October 1965 fold-in.

Nice Job Neil Genzlinger, Tom Jackson and Sylvia Rupani-Smith of The New York Times

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