Doctor Who and the Stig become public speakers
Top gear for MP3 playback?
CES 2011 Speakal, US-based manufacturer of novelty speaker systems, is at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) this year with a fresh range of set-ups, which include these Top Gear and Doctor Who inspired designs.
This replica Stig helmet includes an iPod dock, digital amplifier and 25W output with built-in sub-woofer. Give him a track and he'll pump it out rather than race round it.
Sound is rarely out of time with the Doctor Who Tardis - a Bluetooth-based system that boasts "powerful bass" and "premium" speakers.
These devices will be available soon, although there's no word on release date or prices yet. ®
While the tired 'stab in the back' comments keep coming, as both of the devices are from BBC series I wonder who holds the 'Stig' copyright?
Top Gear played on the 'Who is the Stig' idea for a long time, they made a lot of dosh out of it.
The 'Some say he . . .' was getting boring and they created a 'personality' that had more charisma than the three stooges, despite bing silent.
Has no-one outed the 'truck-driving Stig', the 'A;frican Stig, the 'USA stig' etc. etc.?
'Stig is a traitor' -- ffs leave it out, it's only a kids entertainment programme. This has all the drama of knowing that Blue Peter swapped out pets as they died off.
The speakers come with their own book.
Just like the proposed "Talking Stig Doll", you pull the string on the back and no sound comes out...
Stig helmet substitutes your music
for the background music used for comic effect during Stig's hot laps. Grime gets swapped for power ballads. dubstep and UK garage get swapped for the language lessons.
The forgotten Stig
Noting disparaging comments about "The Stig."...
First, off site 'stigs' aside...
there was more than one Stig. That was so that if there were problems, they could replace the driver with.... get ready... another driver. This was the entire reason behind the helmet, no talking, and other traits.
In after article links (which did not include the manufacturer, btw)...
You have only 'Dr. Who - cares' links, not one for 'Stig' or 'Top Gear.'