Marshall fans will dig this Mini Guitar Amp. Powered by a 9V battery (not included,) the claim is that it sounds like a full size amp. While that may not be true, it does look like the original and features overdrive, tone and volume control. It comes with a belt clip for those who wander while they jam, and a headphone jack for times of solitude. The 5.75-inch tall mini amplifier is available for $44.99.
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Literally rock to the music with the Music Locker Sofa. Available in orange, green or gray, the seat features built-in 2.1-inch speakers on each side with a 2W amplifier output and a 4.5W subwoofer. It has an RCA input terminal as well as RCA and headphone output for the music player of your choice. At a size of 50 X 72 X 95cm, the comfy seat will be available this July for JPY 19,800 (~$202.00.)
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Combine an amplifier, lamp and speakers and you get the Amplamp. You can adjust the volume, bass and spatial awareness on controls that are located around the two light bulbs. Plug in an iPod, MP3 player, CD player or any audio other devices with the 3.5mm and phono audio sockets. The lamp itself is independently controlled and prices start at £1200 (~$1264.00,) depending on the base and shade you select.
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Imagine earning your B.A. degree just by creating a prototype. That is almost what German designer Joonas Saaranen did by combining music with mobility. His Reppo II is a hardshell backpack that would be great on camping trips, bicycling, and even exercising. Inside are speakers and an amplifier. It took him about 8 months to build and his focus group seemed to think he had a dynamic idea. We do, too and hope he moves it along to reality.
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We were wrong. We found two docking stations this week. Take a look at the Phiaton’s Moderna Series MS600 with a D class amp and bass reflex structure. It has a max input of 60W and comes with remote and AC/DC adaptor. At a size of 340 x 180 x 120 mm and a weight of 5.3 lb., it does have a certain stylishness, especially if your MP3 player matches. Contact Phiaton for price and availability in your area.
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We guess we aren’t the only ones who fret that we might lose our iPod buds in our ear canals. Witness the 500XL Desktop Speakers with a built-in amplifier and powered by batteries or AC adapter (not included.) While we are afraid that there may be some feedback involved with the placement, we think that at the very least we wouldn’t have to be worried that we left them in our pocket or in the car. Pre-order for the MSRP of $39.99 from perpetual kid.
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If you have never seen a Sharp AQUOS then you don’t know the meaning of the word “covet.” The company has just released their new X series of LCD TVs. The panels come in 37, 42, and 47-inches with a thickness of merely 3.44 cm. With full 1920 x 1080 HD, the TVs have a doublespeed LCD of 120 Hz, a contrast ratio of 15000:1, 12-bit BDE color, a 3 1.3a HDMI input, and a 1 bit digital amplifier. Check Akihabara’s site for a gallery’s worth of coveting.
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We have found another entry under the classification “speakers that are unique, but not really.” The I Look Eyeball includes an amplifier speaker system that will work with your MP3 player or other music source. The “expressive” eye moves to the beat of your tunes with a gazillion colors and it will react to a hand clap. It comes with an audio stereo jack and runs on 3 x AAA batteries (not included.) Find the I Look for £14.94 (~$.31.00.)
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Scandyna’s Micropod SE Speakers sit on what are are described by the Danish company itself as “Sputnik Spikes.” Each of them contains a Kevlar woofer and soft-dome tweeter. An iPod dock has a built-in 2 x 15 W RMS Class T amplifier, and a wireless IR remote and cables come with the package. Scandyna says that they will work with all iPods with included insert adapters. The speakers are each 7.7-inches high and the system plugs into any standard outlet with included adapter. The entire package is available for $299.95.
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VOX has released a new line of small, portable headphone amps that run on batteries. The amPlugs go directly into your guitar and are available in VOX AC30 for vintage sound, Classic Rock with 100 amps, and Metal with high gain. The AUX jack allows you access to your MP3/CD player. You should get up to 7 hours of analog life with two AAA zinc-carbon included batteries (up to 15 hours on alkaline) for a price of £35 (~$71.00.) As VOX says, “plug in, rock out!”
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