Tech startup Rabbit turned up at CES 2024 with a pocket-size virtual assistant. Designed in collaboration with Teenage Engineering, the gadget can rapidly answer questions using AI. It has a push-to-talk button, a 2.88″ touchscreen, an analog scroll wheel, two microphones, a speaker, and a rotating camera. The demo kicks off at 6:33 in the video.
Awesome Teenage Engineering
Electronics and industrial design masters Teenage Engineering created the EP–133 K.O. II., a portable synth, sampler, and composer for electronic music. It offers instant sampling with 999 sample slots, six stereo voices, 12 mono voices, a high-res sequencer, real-time FX, looping, and more. Ports include stereo audio, sync, MIDI, and USB-C MIDI. In-depth demo here.
Known for its electronic music gear, Teenage Engineering has applied its minimal approach to furniture. This lightweight desk has recycled aluminum rails and a double-sided Formica birch ply work surface. It measures 47″ W x 30.3″ D x 29.5″ H, and you can attach accessories using m5 screws. (Side tray not included.)
This kit from Teenage Engineering and designer/musician Yuri Suzuki lets you create your own low-fi vinyl records. Once assembled, connect an audio source to its 3.5mm jack, place a 5″ vinyl blank on the turntable, and start it spinning to record monophonic sounds. Records 4 minutes a side @ 33 RPM or 3 minutes @ 45 RPM.
Electronic instrument and gear maker Teenage Engineering applied their minimalist design to this palm-sized mixing board. The TX-6 runs on batteries and has six 3.5mm stereo inputs, an equalizer, effects, synthesizer and sequencer, and an iOS app. It’s made from aluminum with a PU leather pad on back.
Synthesizer maker Teenage Engineering applies their stripped-down aesthetic to a small form factor PC case. The orange sheet metal kit comes flat-packed for easy assembly and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, an SFX power supply, and a dual-slot GPU up to 180 mm. Computer components not included.
Audio gear maker Teenage Engineering has a great eye for industrial design. Their minimal Bluetooth speaker continues that trend, and packs a pair of 4″ bass drivers, neodymium magnet tweeters, and a 38w per channel amp. The “Magic Radio” also records everything you play onto a 2-hour loop that you can rewind and time-stretch.
IKEA teamed up with synth and design house Teenage Engineering to create a limited collection to turn any space into a dance party. It includes modular LED spotlights and dot-matrix lights, speakers and subwoofers, furniture, tiki cups, and even a cajón drum to get the beat going. They also created some 3D-printable hacks.
A special limited edition of Teenage Engineering’s awesome little Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak sampler and beatmaker, featuring a built-in mic, eight voice characters created by Justin Roiland himself, and Rick and Morty animations. Sadly, it looks like it’s already sold out, so it’s off to eBay for us.