Tag: Wearable Sound
This is pretty cool.
The Square Band is a portable square wave synthesizer and is worn like a watch. The band includes eight tone buttons of varying octaves and a light sensor to change the pitch. Using a flexible solar panel, the band is recharged while worn and is powered for that a-ha moment of creativity. It costs $35 with battery ($30 without) and there are only 4 in stock! But don’t fret – for you DIY’ers out there the creators are taking names for a potential DIY Kit.
Click here to hear a sample of the sounds. The first sample is a run through of each button and its corresponding tone in a controlled environment. The second sample is the tone of each button being pitch shifted via the on-board light sensor.
The innovators over at Thinkgeek.com have created a very neat Personal Soundtrack Shirt with real speakers and a personal sondtrack player.
One very cool part of the shirt is the screen printed design. This is actually an innovation in itself because most wearables on the market right now didn’t start as cool designs. Most people put a lackluster design behind a cool tech idea and expect it to work. Webelow Wear prefers to start projects with a solid design and then make the cool technology blend with the aesthetic.
If you follow their site, you know that this shirt started as a April Fool’s joke product that they posted on their site about a year or so ago. At the time, it seemed ridiculous and impossible but everyone thought it was cool so they actually made it real.
Video and more after the break…