It’s amazing how much technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Companies continually strive to outdo one another by bringing us the latest modern conveniences and seeking to create new and unique gizmos that we won’t want to live without. That said, there are times when we seem to rely on technology more than we need to, and when it feels like companies release new devices without much of a goal in mind besides trying to be different..
It sometimes seems like every cereal box, candy bar, or soft drink is promising some fabulous reward to a few lucky people. “Find the specially marked label and win a million dollars!” “Look under the cap to win a lifetime supply of our product!” With so many contests going on at once, you might even begin to ask yourself, “Does anyone actually win these things?”
Fortunately, one recent promotion from Pringles seems to be the real deal. From now until June 30, Pringles Japan is offering a specially designed speaker that attaches to the inside of an empty can of their chips. How to obtain this worthy prize? Just collect 10 marked lids!
At this year’s CEATEC Japan, Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. unveiled the first ever speaker made entirely of rubber – or should I say “smart rubber.” With this technology what appears to be an ordinary strip of latex can be wired into a speaker.
There already is a range of modern products such smartphones using miniature speakers to produce decent quality sound. However, smart rubber speakers stand above with one thing they don’t have – good bass.
Century’s new TouchAMP went on sale from 4 October. This little box can boost your iPhone’s music player without cumbersome cables or attachments. It also doesn’t use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which can be a drag on your device’s battery life.
All you have to do is gently lay the iPhone across the top of the box and let it do the rest while you enjoy a deeper, louder sound.
There have been a lot of developments with speakers recently and Sanyo Transport, the company who brought you the cutting edge iPhone phonograph tube speaker, has come up with something a little more 21st century.
Not a speaker in itself, this device actually transforms everyday objects like a table or chair into speakers that emit sounds. Demonstrating again Sanyo Transport’s god-awful product naming skills, the Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker (CAYHIASUSBVS) uses technology similar to the earless headphones we featured a short time ago.