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Customs: I-dear mini wooden speaker - Ideal for integrating sound into customs?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Socialvegetable, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Socialvegetable

    Socialvegetable Wrecker

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    Hey guys, I stalk the Radicons boards because I love seeing everyone's work, though I myself have no skills to display. I'm posting to share with you something I pickedup recently that I think could be integrated into some customs.

    I found thins miniature wooden speaker at MOMA in NYC recently, and Had to pick it up. It's from a company called I -dear (Japanese, I think) and I paid $35 for it. It's super tiny and has a standard 35mm jack input, so it can play audio from any device with a headphone jack. Even better, it includes a built-in rechargeable battery that charges through a USB-35mm cable (supplied).

    My point is, the wooden case could be cracked, making this little (but loud) speaker perfect for incorporating into customs. I was looking at my G1 Blaster, and it looks like the speaker would be easy to integrate into the faux-speakers in his legs.

    I've seen a post or two in which customizers have said they might try to integrate sound in more complex jobs (frenzy_rumble mentioned it once, I think) so I thought this might be a convenient way to do so. Below are some quick comparison shots I took.

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    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    oh that's sweet, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    Yeah, that's a great find! I always thought it would be cool if someone incorporated a speaker system into a custom. What I'd really like to see is a Alt. re-shelled into one of the bigger suv's and have the back filled with speakers. If the speakers actually worked though, it would be even better!
     
  4. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Sweet find!

    sounds appropriate to mention it here; I'm incorporating speakers into Computron. His chest plate is going to be an iPod nano & high rez. screen, he'll be pre-downloaded with tons of audio and video, gonna use speakers on his jetpack for the iPods audio output. Coolest part is Computron can be hooked up to your computer with a USB cable.
     
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  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Chemical Shoes

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    Wow.
     
  7. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    Cool! I was planning to use an MP3 player and possibly a speaker in my Blaster, but since I'm about to have financial troubles I can't go and waste $70 or so on player and speaker. However, this speaker is inspiring... maybe I'll at least get the wiring in place so I can add it later on.