Archive for the ‘Listening’ Category

Talking iPod – Eyes off!

Monday, July 10th, 2006

The other day on Gday World, my mate Mike Seyfang was talking about how he could put a video iPod in his pocket and still listen to the audio, negating having to actually look at the screen in circumstances where that would be not possible or less desirable (like crashing ...

Tuff ipods

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Came across this tuff case for iPods called a TuffWrap. It reminded me of the look of those laptops that are used in extreme environments, usually by military and industry. I once heard these toughened laptops are good for kids with disabilities, who can often be very heavy on electronic equipment using ...

Bluetooth & My PDA – my ongoing saga

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Over at Frank Arrigo's blog he has the low down on a kludge to get VoiceCommand to take commands straight from a BT headset. frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger : K-JAM, Microsoft Voice Command, Bluetooth earpiece and a registry hack Longtime readers will know the ongoing battle I've had with this ...

Nano key chain wallet

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

This keychain wallet for a Nano might no be everyone's taste in fashion - but the idea is good. The pocket also has small clip mechanisims on it so you can safely keep it in reach. This onecomes from Japan but like most things nowdays I'm sure something similar will turn up ...

The Sony mouse phone

Friday, January 13th, 2006

This is a neat idea by Sony. This is a phone handset built into a mouse. Okay, so it's not the most ergonomic looking rodent but for limited space or limited reach that would mean a mouse and phone together would not be able to be used, it could just fit ...

CD control with single switch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

TouchCD is ultra simple CD player software that is controlled using a single switch or the keyboard's space bar. TouchCD is part of the Open Source Assistive Technology Software, or OATS project. Simon's CD Player - control CDs with single switch

Podhat

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Akihabara News had a post on a Motorcycle helmet with integrated music. It evidently uses a technology called "Bone conduction" and the sound was transferred via your skull. Okay. Neat idea. But my mate Fang kludged together his own 'Podhat' by wiring his mp3 player on his hat and letting ...

Feel the music

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

A new device is helping deaf people to "hear" music through vibrations. Different instruments, rhythms and notes can be felt through five finger pads attached to the "Vibrato" speaker. BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Speaker allows deaf to feel music

External Winamp Control

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

This article shows how to make a switch interface to the popular music playing software Winamp. Handy for playing mp3s without having to access the pc. Or perhaps if you lacked the dexterity to control the pc. HowTo: External Winamp Control at pasteler0

Bluetooth and PDA interoperability – again

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here I am again reporting on the PDA-Bluetooth issues I've alluded to in previous posts and written about in a paper about mobile technologies for people with a disability. As a result of that I've pointed my feed reader over at the bluetoothlounge.com. A hugely indepth article about the technical problems ...

Listen to Lifekludger

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Yes, you can now listen to all the articles posted to Lifekludger. Under each article there is a icon and text link that reads ' Listen to this article'. Simply click on the link and listen. Also it means you can get the audio posts as a rss delivered feed ...

XEG, the mobile phone pad

Friday, November 18th, 2005

I'm not sure exactly what functions of a mobile telephone this controls (aside from the games, obviously) but if it controls more than just games, one of these type mobile phone extenders could prove handy for accessing those phones with tiny buttons. You can see a lot of close-up images from ...