Fila Skele-toes Amp Lightning Review: A Faux-Minimalist Mutant Running Shoe

They're toe shoes, for running—but wait! Only four toes? And those soles... thick but light. Just what the hell are these things? They're Fila's new Skele-toes Amp. The company's first attempt at a more natural running shoe. Do they actually perform, or are they just trying to ride the barefoot bandwagon? » 3/26/12 4:30pm 3/26/12 4:30pm

This Gear Will Allow You to Experience Music on Your Device the Way it Was Intended

Everyday music players and headphone bundles are built to try to give you the best music listening experience from smaller audio files at a slightly lower sound quality, to save space for more music. Though you can choose to load full quality songs onto most devices, your standard earbuds probably weren't built to… » 7/08/11 4:44pm 7/08/11 4:44pm

Gramophone Style Comes to iPhone, with ArkCanary II

The ArkCanary II is an analog acoustic iPhone speaker, designed rather like an updated antique gramophone. The maker plans to get it to retail for around $13 if it gets enough funding via Kickstarter—and is so hopeful of doing so with the help of a "manufacturer in Korea" there's already a pre-order page up and… » 2/09/11 8:00am 2/09/11 8:00am

Pocket-Sized iGTR Amp Is Perfect For The One-Man Concert No One Will Hear But You

Need to practice your power chords on the subway, in church, or anywhere else where crunching out the intro to Enter Sandman might be frowned upon by the man? Jam away safely in silence with this cigarette pack-sized iGTR amp from Waves. The "i" is for you, not because everyone and their dog wants to name their… » 7/13/08 3:00pm 7/13/08 3:00pm

Talent Show Kit Lends Some Old-Tech Chic to Your Karaoke Warblings

I'll admit it, some karaoke singers are worth listening to—from a distance—but even then my inner sound-technician always cries at their awkward mike-handling: and that's where this freestanding microphone would be great. The Crosley CR25 Talent Show Kit may even add a little old-time radio show class to karaoke with… » 3/14/08 5:56am 3/14/08 5:56am

AE Techron Amp Powerful Enough to Simulate Lightning Strikes on a Boeing 787

Sure you could use the 12,000 watt AE Techron Model 7796 DC-Coupled AC Amplifier to play music, but power like that cannot be relegated to music alone. It needs to be harnessed for something bigger—like unholy experimentation with the forces of nature. In fact, the very first customer to purchase one of these amps is… » 11/20/07 5:00pm 11/20/07 5:00pm

Lightning Round: Nike Amp+ Workout Remote For Nike+ iPod Sport Kits

The Gadget: The Nike Amp+, which acts like a remote for your iPod when using the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit. It controls both music playback and workout status, plus tells the time with its invisible LED display. It's not a replacement for your iPod, but a remote that lets you access music and workout features without… » 10/30/07 4:20pm 10/30/07 4:20pm

uRock MP3 Player and Speaker Amp is Fit for Smurfs

Like your penis under an electron microscope, the uRock guitar MP3 player and amp speaker look regular-sized. Again, like your penis, they are in fact teeny-weeny, but unlike your maggot and peas, the uRock set has a use. The guitar in the set functions as an MP3 player, with 1GB storage and support for MP3 and WMA… » 10/14/07 12:56am 10/14/07 12:56am