Archive for the ‘headphones’ tag
If the whole of human knowledge were to be wiped out tomorrow, how would you recreate the consumer electronics industry so you can jam out to some rockin’ tunes? Why you’d build these unique 3D-printed headphones. Except for some twists of wire, these cans consist of thin pieces of printed plastic and the speakers are actually plastic with a coil of copper wire embedded, by hand, into a set of tiny traces. Even the audio plug which consists of wire wrapped around a small plastic spindle.
You can download the project here and print it yourself or marvel at how the creator, designer J.C. Karich was able to use wire and plastic to build a pair of cans that actually work. He obviously had to source the wire and magnets (although, arguably, he could have dug the ore himself, right?) but the rest of the project is completely hand-designed and printed on the fly, an increasingly common feat with today’s 3D printers.
The audio quality looks surprisingly good, all things considered, and the design is ingeniously primitive. Writes Karich:
Sadly no one has reported actually being able to build these things yet on Thingiverse but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Who knows? Maybe this is the future: artisanal headphones.
Tangled headphones are always annoying, and while we’ve shared a few different methods for keeping your headphones tangle-free, Instructables user PropPrintables offers another great way to store them: inside a tape dispenser. More »
You don’t have the luxury of ignoring meetings and email, putting on headphones, and working uninterrupted as long as you want—even though those are the times you really get things done. Distractions are real, they’re part of our workday, and they’re not going away. So how do you stay productive when you’re expected to be on top of your inbox, or keep IM open while you work? More »
Quite possibly the silliest – but definitely the most enjoyable – piece of PR that I have received this week. Maybe even this year. Order yours today!
Picking the perfect set of headphones can be hard, especially if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars. If you have a small budget but still want some good sound, look no further than the Monoprice 8320 earbuds. More »
If you’re a frequent user of earbuds, you often have yours with you but aren’t necessarily wearing them all of the time. You may need to take them out to interact with another person or just because you want a break from listening to your music. When that happens, you have to solve the problem of where to put those earphones. Props solves that problem for you. More »
Ted, the Seth MacFarlane movie, has been a monster at the box office. And Axe must be patting itself on the back—or perhaps running its hands through its silky-smooth hair—for jumping on board. Axe Hair products teamed up with the Universal Pictures comedy for TV commercials and digital content featuring the foul-mouthed teddy bear. Check out four spots below, all directed by MacFarlane himself. The first one is NSFW and will require headphones. As usual, Axe cleans up by getting dirty.
Plug in your headphones, turn on your speakers, and listen to this: SoundCloud is now accepting applications for its second annual Fellowship program. The sound-sharing community is looking for 10 socially savvy, creative people who can use the platform to tell a story through sound. In return, SoundCloud will give them the support they’ll need to complete their projects.
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If you need to wrap up cables or headphones but don’t want to deal with zip ties or twisty ties, you can simply use binder clips to easily hold them together for storage. More »
Readers offer their best tips for managing lots of tabs in Chrome, switching between speakers and USB sound devices, and getting locked out of your house. More »