Like Ruben’s Tube, these musical Tesla coils by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson are designed to be seen and heard. Above: listen to them play the Zelda theme song. Even crazier: Lightsabers.
Jonas Damon’s 2B Radio is a retro minimalist’s dream come true, with a matte black case and three vacuum tubes in place of transistors. It’ll hook up to your iPod or MP3 player, too.
Bang & Olufsen’s saucer-shaped speakers (link: BeoLab 5) are now available in the Aston Martin DBS and DB9; each car will have two of these tweeters which retract when not in use.
Awesomest. Keyboard. Ever. NeKo’s LUX Keyboard is dipped in 24kt gold, packs 4GB RAM, a 4 Terabyte hard drive, Blu-Ray burner, 10 audio ins/outs and 100,000 preset sounds.
JVC’s HXD77J isn’t for the faint of heart–this monstrous boombox features separate amps for the woofers, tweeters and subs, all of it blasting 540 watts to its 4-way speakers.
The Onkyo TX-NR906 is a top of the line receiver (with the price to match): this 7.1 channel receiver has 1080p video upscaling, 145 watts per channel and can stream audio.
You don’t have to be a greying rocker to appreciate these limited edition Metallica headphones, made in collaboration with Skull Candy. Choose from two designs: Hesh or Lowrider.
Shakerboys is a hypnotic video by West London based artists Viewmanoid that makes you want to take the day off and chill; it’d be perfect as an iTunes Visualizer plugin.
Boynq’s Wake-Up iPod Dock is uber-stylish, with three backlit LCDs for time, radio station and input channels. It also sports 3″ speakers and an equally stylish remote control.
Altec Lansing’s iPod-friendly inMotion Speakers both look and sound great: the moondance GLOW is a dual-alarm clock radio, while inMotion MAX delivers crisp, full-spectrum sound.
Ion Audio’s iCue Mixer is a compact, entry level system for those wanting to mix MP3s from their computer. We do recommend a 3.5mm Y-splitter for your headphones, however.
Apple’s iPod Touch gets a mild makeover, with a thinner, more contoured design and an external volume control. It will also get a built-in speaker and come standard with Nike + iPod.
Apple’s new Ipod Nano returns to its candybar roots and is the thinnest iPod ever. Made with curved aluminum, you can shake it to shuffle; it will come in a rainbow of nine colors.
We featured Owerko’s retro-nostalgic Boombox Project previously; he’s teamed up with Gelaskins to produce a custom Boombox skin, available for most iPods and MacBooks.
Kevin Rose confirms it: iTunes 8.0 will indeed by including Flight 404’s gorgeous Magnetosphere visualizer plugin. If you haven’t seen it before, you owe it to yourself to click above.
Microsoft’s Zune mp3 player now has a glossy, 120GB version out on Amazon — also, check out the new blue 8GB version, which comes with wireless buying and games.
If you’re gonna splurge on an axe, we suggest this Harley Davidson Fender Stratocaster Guitar; it and two of its brothers are being auctioned off, with proceeds going to the MDA.
There are plenty of other iPod/iPhone docks, but the CVT i3101’s wall-mounted form factor scores major style points. Also cool: FM radio; alarm clock; reads USB drives and SD flash cards.
Cowon’s super-sexy S9 media player has a 3.3″ active matrix OLED touch screen, bluetooth and a dual-core CPU. It can play up to 40 hours of music between charges.
The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture in northwest England whose numerous tubes create a strange, haunting sound that would be quite at home in a sci-fi horror flick.
Razer’s Megalodon headset sounds like a dino because of its ginormous features: 7.1 channel surround sound, fine-grain sound tweaking, 200 mW output and cushions throughout.
Compose is an interesting gadget concept by several Chinese designers. A digital paper tablet uses a built-in mic to automatically transcribe your singing (or squawking) into notes.
The Sooloos Media System is a music hub: use the 17″ touchscreen to to choose tailored music “recipes”. At $13k, you can also sync up with your numerous beach houses and penthouses.
Indamixx takes Samsung’s Q1 Ultra touchscreen UMPC and turns it into a mobile mixing studio, with multi track recording and editing, Wi-Fi, Skype, and internet browsing. It’s Eminem!
The video (above) of the Laser Beam Music Generator is dorky, but the premise is interesting: six laser beams, 64 music sequences and 19 genres for some crazy solo jam sessions.
Great for mixing songs quickly, portably and with minimal equipment, the IDJ2 iPod Mixing Station allows you to play and mix two songs from a single iPod simultaneously.
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