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

What if Scissors-Company Fiskars Made Amplifiers?

This is one beautiful amplifier—it's just a shame it's not real. Designer Edouard Urcadez "borrowed" the Fiskars branding to come up trumps with this "88" amplifier concept. There's no point dwelling on the purported specs of it when it doesn't exist beyond our computer screens, but hot damn I want it in my living… » 3/10/11 10:40am 3/10/11 10:40am

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

Fiio's E5 Headphone Amp Steals iPod Shuffle Form Factor

This little headphone amplifier unit from Fiio is a pretty much exactly the same shape as an iPod shuffle, presumably so you can clip it to a lapel or bag strap for convenience while it's in use. It'll push out 150mW of audio power into 16-ohm headphones, with a USB-rechargable lithium battery that's good for about 20… » 11/21/08 5:48am 11/21/08 5:48am

20-Watt Beer Sound Amplifier Makes Perfect Sense, Really

Beer + music + electricity = Ultragoodness. You can't go wrong with that formula and this do-it-yourself 20-watt Heineken Draught Keg Guitar Amplifier hits all the right chords perfectly. For $119, and looking this good, it's the perfect present for any drunk guy who loves beer, music, and whose birthday is just… » 9/16/08 5:20pm 9/16/08 5:20pm