Feeds

Singing in the shower goes high-tech

Drip-hop beats

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Everyone enjoys a singsong in the shower, so it makes sense to have your favourite tunes to hand. Thankfully, Japan's Noritz Electronics Technology has created a futuristic-looking MP3 player, dubbed the Juketower, which promises to provide audio entertainment during your daily scrub.

Juketower_in_shower1
The Juketower: umbrella not required

The Juketower plays MP3 audio tracks from USB keys with a capacity of up to 2GB, although one isn't included. This means you'll have to transfer tracks over to a key before using the Juketower, but it'll give you a chance to create a shower playlist. May we suggest starting with something by Wet Wet Wet and ending with the Weather Girls' It's Raining Men?

Since you'll be accessing songs from a USB key, the Juketower has integrated controls for volume and track adjustment located on its top face.

Juketower_MP3_face
Juketower: USB keys slot into the rear

Our major gripe is that the Juketower's only splashproof, not waterproof, so you'll have to be careful about where it's placed.

An LED display on the product's front surface displays the time, and the speaker has a maximum output of 0.5W. The Juketower measures 7.8 x 18.3cm and is powered by three AA batteries.

Don't want to take two MP3 players into the shower? The Juketower is available here for $127 (£64/€85).

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests
Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport
Breaches screening rules cos Apple SCREEN ROOLZ, ok?
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft
Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.