Zoundz is one of the newest entries in the billion-dollar continuum of iPod accessories… not quite your average case or portable speaker variety, though. By moving the boldly colored and shaped control ‘knobs’ to any one of an infinite number of spaces on the base, you can adjust the properties of your music (tempo, reverb, etc.) to create a whole new sound from your favorite tunes.
Reminiscent of things I used to do with my Casio sampling keyboard, Zizzle seems to be pioneering the 21st Century version of musical manipulation.
Zure to zap zome zing into your zwing!
If you are currently on the lookout for an expensive gift for a dear one or are just in the mood to splurge, check out the $400 triple.fi 10 Pro earphones from Ultimate Ears.
The earphones promise high fidelity audio and are designed after the company’s custom-made UE 10 Pro earphones for professional musicians. It is interesting to note that unlike conventional earphones, here each earphone has three embedded miniature speakers – two of them just to drive the bass and the third one for handling high notes such as female vocals and violins. In addition, the earphones come with a noise isolating design by fitting securely into your ears and can block out up to 26dB of external noise.
If you are particularly impressed, then make haste and order the collector’s edition – it comes in a mini-travel case engraved with the limited edition number and a larger engraved case that can hold both the earphones and an iPod as well. To top that, you will also receive a certificate of authenticity and a limited-edition poster, with accessories including a five-piece fit kit to adapt the earphones to different ear shapes, a 1/4-inch adapter jack, cleaning tool and attenuator. The collector’s edition is limited to the first 1000 units alone and will ship by the end of this month. If you would rather wait, you will end up paying the same price for the standard edition which ships in December this year, minus the cool accessories. Happy listening!
Via Fosfor Gadgets.
I'm not a cook, but once in a while people who are cooks assign me the task of cutting things, which I also do poorly. Though I love food, I'm not in love with the process of getting it on the table; I especially hate touching raw meat or anything smelly like onion and garlic.
This little electric machine, the Garlic-It by home appliance maker Tichum takes care of peeling and chopping garlic cloves and other similar ingredients (peanuts, for instance). Their website also suggests using it to crush ice (what? -- can you imagine garlic-smelling ice in your drink?).
Tichkum is now seeking distributors for this product.
I was reading Cool Hunting last night, and I came across a medical product that could be great, or a total scam. I'm not a doctor and I can't say whether homeopathic medicine can really fix all that ails you, but the basic premise is that when given the proper inputs the healing mechanisms of the body can be jumpstarted. To deliver these vitamins and minerals Sprayology uses an aerosol pump to mist under the tongue. If adding minerals will kick start your body, then rapid absorption into the bloodstream by bypassing digestion will get things moving quicker. The next logical step would be a hypodermic, but those are much harder to attractively package.
The sprays are divided by their effects: Rejuvenates, Relieves, Restores, and Rebuilds. Each spray is made of a cocktail of natural ingredients suspended in a 9% alcohol solution. At 18 proof the sprays should help take your mind off of the ailments even if the homeopathic cures aren't able to help.
The problem with homeopathic remedies is that they were developed in a time when doctors were rejecting fast acting remedies that might be harsh on the body. As a result it may take large doses and lots of time to see if the minerals have stimulated repair in the body. Some of Sprayology's products come with instructions directing twelve sprays a day; and they recommend using the products for two full weeks before judging the results.