Monday, January 08, 2007

Buddha-In-A-Box for only $25

I was just browsing through the weekly newsletter of TurntableLab and look what I found, another cool yet completely useless plastic noise-making thing Made In China, which I simply need to have! (FIY: NYC-based TurntableLab is the best web-store for records, selected pop-culture and design books, Lomo Cameras, t-shirts/hats/bags, music producing equipment, dj-gear and other cool stuff in the world, period.)

Fm3: Buddha Machine

“This little soundbox has quickly achieved cult classic status in the electronic music community. A fellow record store dude told me that they moved a couple thousand over the holidays (Brian Eno bought 8!). The creators, FM3, are the duo of Christiaan Virant and Chinese keyboardist and computer musician Zhang Jian, both based in Beijing. Their simple box plays 8 ambient loops (buddhist type tones to melodic guitar) and fits in the size of your palm. It includes a built-in speaker, a headphone output, volume control, and a switch that rotates the loops. Plug in your headphones and veg out, or put it by your desk for stress relief. Available in 6 different colors (shipped randomly). Comes in kitschy Chinese packaging too.”

You can use Google and find tons of rave reviews of of the thing and it only costs $25.00. AND look at the blueprint above, there IS a Buddha inside it…

1 comment:

Hennyman said...

I must have one of those for the office.