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If you still fancy a good old retro alarm clock you’ll like this cool product by Thanko Japan. This gadget looks just like a real retro alarm clock, but it has MP3 support and a USB plug that allows you to customize its alarm sound. You just need to connect the USB cable to your PC and upload a short MP3 music file to the clock that you want to be played back when it is time for the alarm to sound. The software is pretty simple and easy, and the only downside is that there is no snooze button, but that’s now such a big problem anyway. That is because you have to flip a switch on the back of the clock in order to stop the alarm and in order to do this you’ll have to be pretty much awake, but the best part that you’ll wake you to the sound you choose. The MP3 clock is also a great gift idea for everyone.
– Compatible with Windows 2000/XP
– Power source: USB bus power
– Compatible Sound Source: WAV/MP3 (up to 50 seconds)
– Power Source: 3x AAA batteries (up to 1 year use)
– Dimensions: 130 x 190 x 70 mm
You can now order the retro MP3 clock for just $29.55.
These new and a bit strange headphones are actually quite cool in the way they function and especially the sound quality they provide. Outi earphones clip comfortably and securely outside the ears, providing comfortable and quite nice new look and feel. The headphones work by transmitting vibrations through the skin and cartilage (bone-conducting technology), they create a dynamic new sensual, surround sound that doesn’t just let you watch a movie or listen to your favorite music on the go, it lets you be a part of it. And because these headphones are not inserted into the ear, they avoid damaging the listener’s hearing as past generations of earphones have done…
Outi earphones plug into any MP3, iPod, portable CD and DVD player, most cell phones, gaming systems, radios or any other audio/visual device with a standard 3.5mm jack. The kit includes: Outi amplifier with 4-step switch (off/low/medium/high) to control vibration output, a clip to attach amplifier to clothing or bag/backpack, USB cable for charging, AC adapter and a storage pouch. It takes about an hour and a half to fully charge the built-in lithium-ion battery inside the headphones. When fully charged these headphones will provide 6-8 hours of continuous listening pleasure…
You can get the Zelco Outi Bone-Conducting headphones for $99.99
Do you want to be the first to own Sony’s new invention called Rolly, Sound Entertainment Player? Well now you can, but you’ll have to prepare $439.99 for the cool gadget Rolly. SEP-10BT is Sony’s new intelligent Aibo like music player. This unique, MP3 player robot gadget features 20mm active speakers that offer an output of 1.2W x 2 Channel. Similar to the much more expensive Miuro, the Rolly will also roam around your room playing back your favorite songs.
Adjusting the volume on the Rolly is very unique – hold the unit and move it clockwise to increase and counterclockwise to decrease. The player also comes with Motion editor, a software which allows you to customize the unit’s motion. Rolly’s onboard ambient lights change from blue, orange to green depending on the music playing. Built-in with a 1GB flash memory and bluetooth enabled A2DP/AVRCP for hours of fun and convenient listening experience. Rolly is not just a high end gadget, but an excellent speaker with two 180 degree vertical speakers for 360 degree of clear sound. This gadget is a one of kind robot, music player, and invention. And maybe the only drawback is its price that is quite high…
– Power source: Lithium ion battery / USB
– Battery duration: Approximately 3-5 hours depending on downloading and playback.
– Speaker: 20mm installed capacity: 1.2W + 1.2W
– Frequency range: 20 – 20,000Hz
– Interface: USB terminal: MiniB/Hi-Speed
– Dimensions: Approximately 104 x 65 x 65mm
– Weight: Approximately 300g
– Capacity: Built-in flash memory: 1GB
– Playback capacity: MP3, ATRAC, AAC
– Corresponding Bluetooth profile: A2DP and AVRCP
– Corresponding Bluetooth codec: SBC and MP3
The Sony Rolly SEP-10BT Sound Entertainment Player is available for $439.99.