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Sony Ericsson MBS-100: Bluetooth cellphone speakers

Is it a piece of candy? Is it a planet? Is it a new type of bowling ball?

Sony Ericsson MBS-100

Well, you already read the post title so you already know the answer… It’s Sony Ericsson’s MBS-100, a portable cell phone speaker.

The MBS-100 is the first portable speaker from Sony Ericsson able to stream music wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth. This 1.5 watt speaker has a 900mAh Li-lon battery, good for about 5 hours of music streaming.

According to Crave, these speakers will be available from Q1 2008, in selected Asia-Pacific markets.

Link via OhGizmo!

BeatPhone – beatbox for the iPhone

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BeatPhone for iPhone

I·lusió has released v0.25 of BeatPhone, a beatbox application for the iPhone.

BeatPhone lets you tap beats and manipulate samples on a beatbox-like interface for the iPhone.

BeatPhone v0.25 features

  • 9 one-shot pads
  • 6 loop-pads
  • Samples in “any” format : WAV, AIFF, …
  • Output at 44.1kHz, 16-bits
  • Up to 256 samples polyphony

You can use your own samples to create drum kits. The next version will feature strudder pads (stop previous playback and start again), metronome, BPM detection on “tap”, loop stretching, recording samples and live mixes, a landscape sequencer, and a tactile effect box.

Check I·lusió for more information, and a link to download the latest version of BeatPhone.

Short links for August 27th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 27th, 2007:

  • Interactive Frequency Chart – Easy to figure out which instruments are where in the frequency spectrum
  • 20+ Free And Fresh Icon Sets – One can never have too many cool icons, right?
  • Cassette MP3 Player – MP3 Player built into a standard cassette casing, letting you either use it as a uniquely old school shaped MP3 Player, or with any car cassette or cassette player to play MP3 Music
  • Sony Bio Battery – Powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks
  • 15 Ways To Create Website Screenshots – Plugins, standalone software and web based services to create website screenshots
  • NOSO – NOSO is a real-world platform for temporary disengagement from social networking environments. The NOSO experience offers a unique opportunity to create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.
  • Abduzeedo videocast – Ho to do water drops in Photoshop in 5 minutes
  • Anywhere.FM – Upload your entire music collection and play it anywhere on a web music player
  • Iconfinder – A search engine for icons.

External recycle bin

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Cagnina Design has developed TEMPO, an external hard drive storage device which automatically stores your files as they are deleted.

TEMPO - Wireless recycle bin
TEMPO – see all those LEDs?

From Technabob:

Designed to mimic the look of a trash can, TEMPO is a unique hard drive storage device. Intended to protect the user from accidentally deleting files, it can also be used as an external storage device. As you delete files, they are automatically copied to the TEMPO. As it fills up, led’s light the “can” from the bottom up, informing you of how much space is available.

The device is bluetooth powered, so no wires! I wonder how much it is going to cost with all those LEDs on it…

Anti-Slouching Posture Alarm

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This little anti-slouching posture alarm is worn around your neck and is designed to discourage slouching or poor posture when sitting at a computer or really any time you’re not embarrassed to be wearing it.

Posture Alarm device
The Sitting Pose Corrector and Reminder Alarm – Cute?

Andrew @ OhGizmo! writes:

I can only assume a built in gyro or something related to that bulge of plastic on the neck strap detects when you’re leaning too far forward and when that happens an alarm will sound alerting you to sit or stand up straight. Presumably the alarm sound is something like a bird chirp otherwise I have no idea where the bird-design comes from. It also appears to have a basic LCD display showing the time and allowing you to setup other alarms as needed.

The Sitting Pose Corrector and Reminder Alarm is available from DealExtreme and costs $8.43.

Link via OhGizmo!

Short links for August 21st, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 21st, 2007:

  • Hands-on with Transformers MP3 player – Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP3 player, which really transforms.
  • Mini Arcade Project – This guy built 7 MAME arcade cabinets from scratch, the story of the most recent 5 cabinets is told on his blog.
  • Save Me From Myself – Ex-Korn Guitarist writes about choosing Jesus over sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
  • Why WordPress.com is Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.
  • Han Solo Carbonite mod – How do you secure your nerd-cred for eternity? By acquiring a life-size replica of Han Solo in Carbonite, having Han’s face removed, and replacing it with your own.
  • iphone-sdl-mame – Project to port MAME to the iPhone. Whether MAME will actually be playable from a performance and control perspective remains to be seen.
  • Scanner Parts – Desk Lamp – How to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
  • Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator – This Web tool allows you to create colorful little blockheads onscreen you can then print out, cut up, and paste together to make into well colorful little blockheads to stand guard on your desk.

Short links for August 15th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 15th, 2007:

  • Clay iPhone – Flickr photoset by vaughn235 – iPhone created in Sculpey Premo modeling clay for a prank on his wife.
  • BlueFlash – Bluetooth/Disk Controller/Disk Image Archive Card for Apple ][
  • Prophet ’08 – Eight voices, all analog. Shipping next week.
  • iDJ2 – Mobile DJ Workstation with Universal Dock for iPod
  • H2O iS2 – Waterproof housing for Apple iPod shuffle (2nd Gen)

I know it looks like I’m obsessed with things Apple. I’m not.

Build your own Apple iPhone from paper

sonicscape from Paper Art Gadgets is offering a bunch of pdfs of some cool paper models.

Paper Art Gadgets iPhone model
Paper Art Gadgets iPhone model

You can download the following models:

  • Gaming
    1. Xbox 360 and display box
    2. Xbox 360 HDDVD drive
    3. Sony Playstation 3 and display box
    4. Nintendo DS Lite
    5. Atari 2600
    6. Pimped Xbox 360s #1-7
  • Mobile
    1. Apple iPhone
    2. Nokia 6280
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Customizable paper figurines

So if you can’t afford a real iPhone, this is your chance to at least look cool with a miniature iPhone model!

Visit Paper Art Gadgets for more information.