Juke Tower: the Waterproof MP3 Speaker for the Baller on a Budget

July 1st, 2008 by BallerHouse

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If you’re renting your place or don’t want to drop big bucks on a custom shower sound system, we’ve got the perfect waterproof MP3 speaker for you: the Juke Tower. The fully-waterproof Juke Tower comes with an embedded LED clock as well as a track display, and it’s controlled by an easy-to-use top menu panel. To hook up your tunes, you connect your own USB drive to the speaker, and it will play for up to 12 hours using three AA batteries. And when you’re not using the Juke Tower in the shower, you can bring it outside to the pool. Priced at $130, the Juke Tower is one of the more affordable shower sound systems on the market. Unless you’re content putting the old boom box right outside the shower door.

Available through: AudioCubes

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Sega’s Ampbot Serves Up Your Tunes

June 20th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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Sega is on a roll with its innovative personal robots. Back on Tuesday we showed you the company’s new E.M.A. “robotic girlfriend.” Now, Sega has released the A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality) Ampbot, a 2.4-foot robot that follows you around bumping your music, dancing, and letting you scratch on its turntable hands. The two-wheeled robot comes with a built-in MP3 or iPod cradle on its back, which you can control via a wireless remote. Built into the chest is a 5-inch mid-range speaker in the chest as well as two tweeters in the shoulder. Using six D and three AAA batteries, the Ampbot will pump out music for up to 10 hours. Priced at $500, the Sega Ampbot will hit stores in the U.S. and Japan in November.

[via Engadget]

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Floating Wireless Speakers Bring Music to the Tub or Pool

June 19th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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We’ve shown you how to hook up a sound system in your shower. But finding a quick and easy music solution that works in the bathtub is a different story. Sure, you could always throw your boom box in the bathroom. But if you want to do something more unique, look to the Wireless Floating Speaker, which as the name suggests floats in water and works up to 150 feet away from the sound source. To get the music bumping, all you need to do is connect a small transmitter to your MP3 player or other audio output jack, and you’re ready to start playing. your tunes. Priced at $78, these floating speakers make for an inexpensive music solution you can bring to the pool, bath, lake, or any other place you might want to float them.

Available through: iwantoneofthose

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Samsung’s S2 Pebble MP3 Player Offers a New Way to Rock Out

June 3rd, 2008 by BallerHouse

pebble.jpgSamsung’s new S2 Pebble Mp3 player provides a good look at an even better price: $39. Perfect if you want a different color MP3 player to match each pair of your sneakers. The rounded, stone-looking Pebble player is about the size of a silver dollar and holds roughly 240 songs that you can play in sequence or shuffle mode. The buttons are intuitive enough that you can control the Samsung Pebble from your pocket, and the player loads easily by USB.

Why it’s baller: the price makes the Samsung S2 practically disposable. When it gets scratched or you get tired of the color, toss it to a friend.

[via Electronic House]

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Peter Lea’s Digitable CD/DVD Coffee Table Player

June 2nd, 2008 by BallerHouse