Hipster Sound is a website with a simple, unerring purpose: to provide ambient recreations of "hipster" environments such as coffee shops, buffet cars and the capital of France. It's quite well thought-out. For example, the coffee shops have optional pianos. I couldn't find a meta-control for "coded resentment of fashionable young people," though.
Mike from Booth Junkie demonstrates a bunch of different pop filters, and what they can and can't do. Even if you're not in the market for one, Mike has such a soothing voice, that it may be worth listening with headphones just for the ASMR! Lots of other great tips on the channel for inexpensive… READ THE REST
I recently finished listening to the Audible adaptation of Sandman, the acclaimed comic book series that put Neil Gaiman on the map (thanks in no small part to contributions from artists such as Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, and Dave McKean). This new full cast audiobook collected the first 20 issues of the 75-issue story (not… READ THE REST
I needed a bluetooth amp that'd drive a set of 100W per channel outdoor speakers my father gave me. This Fosi Audio amp is doing a great job! Sometime in the mid-1990s, my father shoved an unopened box of KLH 100W outdoor speakers into a dark, scary corner of his garage. A few weeks ago,… READ THE REST
If you're going on a trip, it isn't enough to bring your smartphone and your tablet and your laptop. You also have to bring all the charging cables for your phone. And the one for your tablet. And the charging brick plug-in. And the ones for your laptop. Before you know it, the stockpile of… READ THE REST
For years, karaoke was relegated to those places with a dedicated system and an archive of tracks for use. Now, Karaoke On Demand essentially gives you frustrated artists the chance to bring your song stylings out of the bar and into the outside world 24/7/365…whether the world is ready for you or not. Karaoke On… READ THE REST
With everyone looking for increased portability from all their necessary items, it's a surprise monocular telescopes haven't eclipsed binoculars yet. But it may not be too long before these lightweight marvels are nudging their way past their big, bulkier brother as the instrument people reach for to get a quality view from a distance. While… READ THE REST