November 19, 2008

FM3 Buddha Machine 2.0

A co-worker just turned me on to this. It appeals to me on so many levels - my weaknesses for Buddhist chants, transistor radios, sound machines... I couldn't press "Buy" fast enough.

Check out the sound samples. Very cool, if you like this sort of thing. At $23, it could be a nice little gift for your fave gadget geek, music nerd or new age-y pal.

The Buddha Machine is a little plastic box that plays music.

Specifically, FM3 constructed nine drones, varying from two seconds to 42 seconds, which repeat endlessly in the listener’s ear until the “track” is switched to the next drone (or the two AA batteries run out).

The machine has its own built-in speaker, in case one would like to fill a room with the drones, but there is also a headphone jack for more personal meditative experiences. There’s a switch on the side that allows for traversal of the tracks, and a DC jack (though an adapter is not included) for those who would like the Buddha Machine experience be truly endless.

In a way, it’s like the cheapest pre-loaded iPod you’ll ever be able to buy.


(Thanks, Jim!)

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