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…Joey Roth makes Ceramic Speakers?

Ceramic Speakers

Joey Roth’s Sorapot defined how stylish a teapot could be, and now he’s hoping to bring that style to the speaker world as well, with a set of ceramic speakers that are “designed to leave music untouched”.

These warm, dry and detailed speakers feature 4: full-range drivers and a T-class amplifier, encased in acoustically dead porcelain and cork, creating a remarkably simple path from source to ear.

Ceramic Speakers Amp

If you like the looks and want a set of your own, then keep an eye on Joey’s site for the pre-order, or follow him on Twitter for more constant updates.

[Joey Roth – Ceramic Speakers]

…Your old iPods can become speakers?

iPod Speakers

Here’s an interesting idea for a pair of old iPods: Replace the scroll wheels with speakers to turn them into a portable stereo system.

According to Jordan, the maker of the speakers:

I was looking through a bunch of old stuff when I came across my original iPod. I had long ago scavenged it for parts, so I came up with another use for it. Although I already had the iPod speaker “shell”, I wanted to make two speakers so that it could be stereo sound. My iPod speaker shell was barely recognizable with too many scratches to count, so I ordered two front panels and two back panels.

The total cost ended up around 100 USD for everything. It was mostly the shipping prices that made it so expensive. If I had spent some more time finding cheaper prices, or finding the parts locally, the cost would have been about 60 USD.

[Voiding Warranties – iPod Speakers]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…Gift Cards get high tech?

Target Best Buy Gift Cards

This year, gift cards go beyond just plastic as companies add features to lure you into buying the profit-filled gifts.

New card ideas include Target, which has added a small digital camera to their card, and Best Buy, which chose to go with a speaker that can connect to any MP3 player and play music through the included mini headphone jack.

While the Target card makes sense, because you can use it to capture holiday memories, send thank you pics to the gift giver, and even use it as a camera stand-in on your way to buying a real digital camera of your choice, the Best Buy one seems a little strange, since I can’t imagine the tiny speaker sounding any good as it attempts to keep up with the enthusiastic gift recipient.

Either way though, it’s an interesting idea, and it will be interesting to see what gets attached to a gift card next.

[Target Gift Card, Best Buy Gift Card]

…Paganis sound good?

Pagani Stereo

Apparently, automakers that dabble in carbon fiber also have a penchant for high-end stereo equipment, because they seem to enjoy lending their name to pieces of audio art.

This Pagani system features an aluminum and carbon fiber turntables, CD player, and speaker pair that’s designed to mimic the Zonda’s sound system controls with additional details like the Zonda exhaust themed ports tying the two together.

I guess if you an afford a Zonda, then they assume you can afford something like this; because I don’t imagine shock absorbing carbon fiber turntables are a cheap addition to any home.



…Your iPod packaging can be useful?

Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker

The Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker has got to be one of the coolest iPod accessories that I’ve seen in quite some time.

By utilizing the packaging from the 1st & 2nd Gen. iPod Nano or the 2nd & 3rd Gen. iPod Shuffle, you can turn what would normally become garbage into a usable accessory.

The speaker panel simply snaps in place, and then connects to your iPod without the need for an extra power source.

When you’re done, just tuck the wire and the iPod behind the speaker panel, and away you go.


[Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker]

[Via: Acquire]