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Got Some Mixed Tapes Still Lying Around? The Elbow Player Can Squeeze The Music Out

Many of you reading this have never used a cassette tape. You might’ve heard of them, sure, but likely you’ve never seen on in real life, and the Elbow will just seems a curiosity. But for those of us born in the early 80’s, there’s a chance we still have a little collection covered in dust somewhere, rich in nostalgia. Maybe it’s that mix tape you made in high school. Maybe it’s an Aerosmith album or something. The Elbow Player is a tiny conceptual device meant to play cassette tapes, and give back access to sounds otherwise lost forever. One section of the player grabs the spool and spins it, while the reader picks up the music. The image above is pretty self-explanatory

Sadly, it’s a concept project that doesn’t seem to be turning into a Kickstarter or anything. Which is a shame, because we bet there’d be a market for this.

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Deal Of The Day: 75% Off On Brain.fm, Lifetime Subscription

Getting any sort of productive work done usually requires focus and concentration. You can try playing some music to help you in this, but sometimes the selection ends up distracting you more than anything. With this Brain.fm Lifetime Subscription, you’ll access specially curated playlists designed to help you focus.

Distractions are everywhere, even in your ears when you’re trying to shut the world out with music. You just can’t always trust yourself or your favorite apps to deliver the most productive audio options, and that’s why Brain.fm was created. Brain.fm uses AI and a wealth of neurological research to stream the best background music for studying, sleeping, or relaxation. Give yourself a productivity boost and outmatch your to-do list with Brain.fm.

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– Choose whether you’re trying to work, relax, or sleep, & experience an original composition specially generated for that scenario
– Adjust the stream to play for 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or indefinitely until you turn it off
– Explore different recordings & audio tracks for each category on your own
– Access premium-only content & track your work progress

Normally $199, you can get this lifetime subscription for $49.95.

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Fret Zeppelin System Teaches You How To Play A Real Guitar

Learning how to play any instrument is hard, but luckily we are now starting to see products like the Fret Zeppelin, which should go a long way to make things a bit easier, at least for guitars. It’s a set of thin LED strips that fit right next to each fret on a guitar’s neck, and light up the spots where your fingers need to be, guiding you through the song. The app detects when you’ve played the note, and moves on to the next position as you play. Each strip is about half the height of a fret, so it won’t interfere with your playing ability. And once you’ve mastered a song, you can enable a multicoloured light show, giving you a bunch of “extra flair” as you play. It’s a fantastic idea and if done properly, will totally be worth the $199 pledge necessary to secure your October 2017 shipping date.

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Deal Of The Day: 80% Off On Brain.fm, Lifetime Subscription

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Listening to music while trying to get work done can be hit or miss. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it distracts. The Brain.fm: Lifetime Subscription featured in today’s deal should theoretically help you get the exact music stream for your needs.

Distractions are everywhere, even in your ears when you’re trying to shut the world out with music. You just can’t always trust yourself or your favorite apps to deliver the most productive audio options, and that’s why Brain.fm was created. Brain.fm uses AI and a wealth of neurological research to stream the best background music for studying, sleeping, or relaxation. Give yourself a productivity boost and outmatch your to-do list with Brain.fm.

Top 50 Most Up-voted on Product Hunt

– Choose whether you’re trying to work, relax, or sleep, & experience an original composition specially generated for that scenario
– Adjust the stream to play for 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or indefinitely until you turn it off
– Explore different recordings & audio tracks for each category on your own
– Access premium-only content & track your work progress

Normally $199, you can get a lifetime of Brain.fm for $39 with today’s deal.

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Here Comes The iPhone 7 Adapter Parade

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Thinking of listening to music while charging your brand new iPhone 7? Think again, my friend. Or at least, don’t think you can do it without an adapter. What you see above is Belkin’s take on how this should be accomplished. It lets you connect a Lightning charger and a Lightning headphone to the device’s only port, and accomplish a task that required absolutely no adapters until today. But what’s that you say? You don’t have a Lightning-cable pair of headphones yet? Fear not, my friend, since you can use an adapter with this adapter. That’s right, Apple’s own Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter will work just fine with this. A headphone, going to an adapter, going to an adapter, going to the phone? Yeah, that’s just the kind of clean elegance that Steve Jobs would have dreamed of…

It’s $40, in case you’re actually thinking about it.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

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Any budding guitarist (or anyone learning a new skill) will tell you that practice makes perfect, but that can be hard to do sometimes, especially when it involves lugging around a large instrument. The Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar makes it possible to keep those fingers strumming, fingerpicking, bending, and sliding without having to carry a full instrument with you.

Apply vibrato, bend a string, fingerpick—Jamstik feels and performs like a normal guitar, but also conveniently connects with all the Apple music apps and software you could ever need. Jamstik is perfect for all-level guitarists, and is ultra-portable to seamlessly fit your lifestyle.

“The Jamstik is cool-as-hell… Turn your iPad into a real instrument,” John Brownlee, Cultofmac.com

– Easy to set up
– No tuning required
– Extremely portable
– Includes quality teaching software
– Contains full MIDI controller functionality
– Allows you to see your hands in action w/ infrared light technology
– Includes D-pad control for changing octaves or swapping sounds
– Play without disturbing others, ultra quiet with headphones

It’s a really cool instrument/learning aid, and one that would fully justify its regular $250 asking price. At $149.99 however, it’s a steal. And of course, as usual, it’s shipped for free.

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Interactive Dinner DJ Dining Set

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Because your child just sits still, calmly eating, and not making enough of a fuss at the table, you should totally get them the Dinner DJ Dining Set and change things up a bit. It’s designed by Argentinian designer Ignacio Pilotto, and features a combo spoon-knife-fork as the tone arm. It doesn’t actually do anything, other than to let your kids spin his plate around a bit and play with some knobs, but that just may be enough to get them curious about the art of DJing. And it’s actually available for purchase, for $28.

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Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs Save Your Ears, Retain Your Fun

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Summer is upon us, which means you’re going to be going to a bunch of concerts. You’ll leave them with amazing memories, half your liver, and maybe a third of your hearing ability if you’re lucky. So do yourself a favour and at least try to save your ears. The Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs are designs to do two things: lower the amount of sound entering your ears, while preserving its quality. unlike traditional plugs, their design only filters out specific frequencies, allowing you to hear the music as it was intended without muffling. They provide 22dB average reduction in intensity, are washable and come in a fancy carrying case. Best of all, they’re only $24.

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Deal Of The Day Last Chance: 40% Off On Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

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Bringing a full sized guitar with you when you travel isn’t always easy, but with the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar you can keep on practicing your licks, and even put on quite a show with an instrument a fraction of the size.

Apply vibrato, bend a string, fingerpick—Jamstik feels and performs like a normal guitar, but also conveniently connects with all the Apple music apps and software you could ever need. Jamstik is perfect for all-level guitarists, and is ultra-portable to seamlessly fit your lifestyle.

“The Jamstik is cool-as-hell… Turn your iPad into a real instrument,” John Brownlee, Cultofmac.com

– Easy to set up
– No tuning required
– Extremely portable
– Includes quality teaching software
– Contains full MIDI controller functionality
– Allows you to see your hands in action w/ infrared light technology
– Includes D-pad control for changing octaves or swapping sounds
– Play without disturbing others, ultra quiet with headphones

Normally $250, today’s deal brings the price down to $149.99. But act fast, this offer last for just one more day.

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