Yamaha Japan’s new TSX-120 and 130 iPod docks are made with soft wood. Both have a 15W, 2ch amplifier output, two speakers, a frequency response of 60Hz ~ 20kHz, remote and FM tuner. The 130 also has USB drive connection and a CD drive for playback and recording. Japan gets this one first in December, with the price of the TSX-120 being ¥30,000 (~$ 300.00) and the TSX-130 with a ¥40,000 (~$ 400.00) price tag.
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The firm FAK3 designed this very unique piece of furniture. The Elliptical Wooden Cabinet rotates 360º with sides that house a keyboard, desk, storage center, and TV. It is made with industrial strength ball bearings that can support up to 2 tons. Large as it is, it only takes one finger to rotate the cabinet. Because it has an off-centered axis, when the unit turns, each side is has its own design. We want one!
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If you working on a fine-looking home entertainment center, you should also consider an appropriate piece of furniture house your movies. Michael Singer designs one of a kind pieces such as this DVD Storage Cabinet. At a size of 80 x 25 x 16-inches, it is built of mahogany, maple, and wenge, with inlays of copper and ritzy abalone. That makes for a lot of video storage. It’s easy to see why the man wins awards for his craftsmanship. Contact Michael to acquire this or another of his fine pieces.
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If you always wanted to jock at the Hamptons, Metrofarm has some stunning high end DJ Desks available in different materials. There are ones made of stainless steel, and veneered or painted wood as shown in this little orange number. Another one has concrete legs and linoleum middle portion. All of the desks are custom made to accommodate the user. Located in Germany, contact Metrofarm if you are ready to move up in the music industry, at least in style.
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Vahakn Matossian’s Boomboy can hang on my desk top any time. The loudspeaker is hand carved from walnut and has a bass duct running through his body and a Bowers & Wilkins driver. The prototype holds a pencil in his little fist, but you can substitute a cable or some earbuds. Vahakn claims he has a “loud voice and naughty temperament, slight drinking habit, good with the ladies.” We can vouch for the latter, although we wonder if the designer was describing himself.
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Donya has cleverly created an MP3 player inside a wooden acorn. It runs on batteries and is a size of only 35mm high with a small lanyard. With a 1GB memory capacity, it will play MP3, WMA, and OGG files. Play time is about 3 hours and it takes approximately 4 for a recharge. Volume and selection are on the top, while an earphone jack is on the bottom of the player, which automatically turns it on when you plug in and off when you unplug. Attached to your USB port, it will download and recharge. The Acorn Player is available for 6,999 Yen (~$65.00.)
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Miniot allows you to bring a bit of class to your iPod 5g, 1st or second generation nano, or iPhone with their distinctive wooden and eco-friendly cases. iWood is available in cherry, oak, walnut, mahogany, and maple. Prices vary between €60 to €85 (~$82.00 to ~$115.00.) You can also add a carved monogram or message and get a matching dock. If you really love your Apple gadget, they occasionally offer rarer wood such as zebrano wenge, pallisander, and ebony for €175 (~$238.00.)
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