Whether gadgets are your tools, your toys or the bane of your existence, its always good to stay up on whats out there. I found a couple gizmos I hope at least spark a little convo. Checkem out!
I couldnt pass this up, and neither should all you
aspiring, up and coming producers and beat makers. Legendary rap group Public Enemy has teamed up with M-Audio® and Obey (the same company that recently put out PEs clothing) to
sponsor a remix contest.
How it works:
--Create an original audio track to accompany an a cappella
version of Public Enemys Harder Than You Think, which appears on their
Its that simple, but I know what youre thinking: 'Then what?" All entries will be judged by Chuck D and Johnny Juice. Now youre like, "Ok cool, but what do I get
if I win?" Winner gets:
A complete home studio from M-Audio®
The winning track will also be released on 12 vinyl by Obey
Records, the b-side of which will be an exclusive unreleased Public Enemy trackYour new 12 will feature artwork from Shepard Fairey All the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (where else can you help the kids while getting yourself a studio?)
has tossed its hat into the personal transport arena. Their Winglet is a Segway-like scooter that comes in three sizes. It's actually being compared to inline skates in the way it operates, but it definitely has bigger wheels.Theres no word on the cost, and no word on if itll be sidewalk legal, but it looks like it could be fun. Check out the video:
Finally, I try to always hit you guys
with one of those products that makes you say, Word, really? and I think the Freewheeler does just that. Its a 22.8 x 9.8 wheel that houses a pair of coaxial speakers for true stereo.
The notable feature is that its
wireless. It can be placed up to 656 feet away from its included base station and run for about eight hours on a single charge. Now I understand this is a high end product, but with a $21,000 price tag Freewheeler and splurge quickly become antonyms in my dictionary.
52 - 21,000 Hz
frequency response112 dB max SPL output
Til next time, let us know how you
feel about this stuff!