Personal speaker umbrella is music to ears like never before

Now there, like us, if you too were fed up with those usual speakers calling for iPod, MP3 player compatibilities, here’s something unusually different. On looks it is only an ordinary Japanese umbrella carved in bamboo and oil paper, but in actuality it is more. This umbrella is a functionally modified personal speaker system, made by Yusuke Kamiyama and Mai Tanaka in collaboration with Keio University and Toa Engineering. Called Oto-Shigure, the prototype has a built-in amp with four vibrating motors integrated onto the edges of the umbrella. Connect your music gadget to the umbrella and enjoy the three-dimensional sound space created just for you. No worries of rain, sun and people around, because the sound generated is just confined to the area under the umbrella, courtesy of the 3D sound space created. So if this every comes into production, you could go around listening to music personally without earphones for some $100 odd.

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Via: PinkTentacle

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