Tape recorders are experiencing a rebirth - now they can play afloat, play videos and make coffee. This review presents a dozen state-of-the-art audio recorders for all occasions.
They say that technology has no place in nature. After all, most fancy gadgets are "afraid" of snow, mud, rain and other costs of a camping life. None of this applies to the waterproof and unsinkable turntable. Eco terra … The device, designed for a classic boombox, does not work with film cassettes, but with the "apple" technique of all subspecies. In addition to the connector for iPad and others like him, Eco terra there is an additional sealed compartment - 13 * 10 * 1.9 cm - for storing documents, keys and other valuable trifles. Four "C" size batteries last for 25 hours on the field tape recorder. Eco terra sells for $ 150.
Loudspeakers Audio-Technica AT-SPG51 much more compact than it seems at first glance - only 9 * 4, 6 * 9 cm with a mass of 135 g. At the same time, they master 29 hours of music from charging to charging. These pocket speakers can be purchased from online electronics stores for $ 75.99 apiece.
Floyd Davis (Floyd Davis) from the Chicago art studio Artpentry in the development of audio systems attracted by the combination of "art and functionality". Under this motto, the artist created a "singing" suitcase Gentleman's Boombox … Noble travelers can also listen to their "luggage" through headphones.
Mini Boombox Speaker System - sound amplifier compatible with game consoles, mp-3 players and iPhone … Small-sized - 6, 35 * 3, 17 * 1, 27 cm - a retro cassette holder costs $ 24.
Boompack from Givingshape design - This is the modern version of the huge tape recorders that accompanied the music lovers of the 1980s everywhere. The concept backpack for today's music lovers will be equipped with powerful speakers, a remote control and a projector to play clips on virtually any wall.
Jukebox - a creative concept from a Swiss company Delizio … An mp3 music player built into the coffee machine turns on during the preparation of an aromatic drink. Creatives from Jukebox they say they have just discovered new evidence that music has become an integral part of everyday life.
Audio system design Beat booster from the firm Quirky is designed in a clearly nostalgic manner. To complete the effect, you can install a gadget with music between the amplifier speakers. In this form Beat booster copes well with the function of a stand for iPad … The price of the "reborn" retro device is $ 28.
Economical and environmentally friendly version of the modern tape recorder - Smart Boombox from Matt Keeter (Matt keeter). The body of the gadget is assembled by hand from cardboard and plywood, the controls on the external panel are represented by five touch buttons with standard functions. From digital media Smart Boombox reads only SD card. However, this disadvantage outweighs the relatively democratic (for handmade things) - less than $ 100 - the price and low power consumption - one 9V battery is enough.
The audio amplifier looks much less old, it is also a docking station, iPod Boombox from Apple … The device is small in size - 43, 18 * 16, 7 * 17, 5 cm - and is intended exclusively for home listening. Cost - $ 349.
Case of bass - a project of Portland (USA, Oregon) designers. Brothers Ezra and Alex Kimino-Hart (Ezra and Alex Ciminio-Hurt) with the support of local artists produce exclusive audio systems "packed" in antique suitcases. Each product has its own set of parameters and a name. On the site of creatives, you can either choose a ready-made model or order an assembly Case of bass from scratch.