Let the conversation begin:
Apple getting some (pretty expected) wins.
I’m liking a lot of stuff coming from Belkin more and more.
Happily surprised to see Motorola in there more than a few times.
Wacom getting some love in there as well.
Will comment more later when I have more time to really read more about the
I have to say I was pretty interested in the thought behind that one and was wondering if they did any prototyping or how far they went on that one. Especially given my interest and involvement in the world of wheelchair design:
Whats the first thing they teach you in school, if you want attention design for differently abled or underprivileged. Would it have gone gold if the wheels could be filled with water and used to transport it back to a village of starving children?
But then what happens when the daisy chain has to split a lightpost on the street? Ouch! I would like to see it as a wireless router that someone with the reciever could tune in to with the right frequency but then doesn’t it start to make it go in the direction of a zune (but without the negatives)? But that probably wouldn’t make for as cool of a product shot as this does in the magazines. It does look nice though. Hopefully each persons earbuds have their own volume control.
I can’t figure this thing out either… It’s called the “RockStar” which might give a clue that it’s really for karaoke applications as a mic input. Perhaps its not coincidence that it shares the XBox 360 color scheme? …I can’t really see any other legit real-world use…
okay here are my thoughts on why I like this thing…
Having spents lots of time in battle DJ culture and around hip-hop producers and emcees I see this as a fun little casual collaboration device where by I could be at an open mic night type setting with my MPC500 and somebody else with another MPC or ASR or or what have you shows up, then somebody plugs in a mic, etc etc. then we can send the output to a small digi recorder and we have capture this session … this is one scenario and it has it’s flaws (a master EQ for example), but the idea is there. Now that iTunes apps has “beatmaker” for iPod touc/iPhone I could see little jam sessions using that and iPiano and so forth output to some powered speakers and make it a show. Basically I do not see this for formal performance application, but as a fun tool to enhance casual sessions that are already happening