Craft meets Technology meets Music: Song Wig

Source: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/

Modern handheld technology, starting with the Walkman and progressing to the iPod and then modest smartphones, has made listening to music a pretty isolated experience. Whether someone is walking the street with earbuds or sat at a laptop with studio-quality headphones, they’ve tuned in and dropped out of the social world. But Tokyo and New York-based designers PARTY, a group of creative coders and technologists who build electronics, have created a rather tongue-in-cheek solution to this social issue. Their latest creation is Song Wig, a hairpiece made of dozens of earbuds, allowing the user to share his or her listening experience with others.

Song Wig works with smartphones, tablets and computers via a bluetooth connection. The bluetooth signal sends the music to an audio receiver on the wig, which transmits them to two tiny amplifiers that then send the music to each of the 250 earbuds which are soldered and glued in place. Song Wig, which is powered by a lithium polymer battery, also comes with an LED hair-tie ring with a microcontroller.

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All images courtesy of PARTY.

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