Feeds

Designer moots Zune-friendly wireless speaker

Also acts as nightlight

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Zune ownership is still a dream for many European music fans. But one designer’s dreamt up a concept wireless speaker for the player, that’ll also scare away any monsters lurking under your child’s bed.

zune_bug_01

Zune Bug: a concept wireless speaker for Zune players

Designer Ashley Payne has no official affiliation with Microsoft’s Zune arm, as far as we know, but his concept Zune Bug is designed to receive music transmitted from the player and then pump it out through a small speaker.

zune_bug_02

It also acts as a nightlight

The so-called Zune Bug’s capable of emitting several different colours too, which Payne envisages changing according to musical frequency. For example, play a fast, high-pitched Bee Gees track and you might get a bright red light, but play a slow Barry White melody and the Bug could shine a dull red.

The Bug’s colour capabilities are also designed to power-up when it’s surrounded by low lighting level – which makes it sound more like a nightlight than a speaker.

A nice feature is that the Zune Bug plugs directly into a plug socket, again much like a nightlight, so there’s no need for messy cables.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.