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Paul Cocksedge Recycles Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Music Amplifiers

Posted By Ana Lisa On October 5, 2011 @ 3:13 pm In carousel showcase,green gadgets,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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London-based designer Paul Cocksedge [1] has transformed old vinyl records into ingenious low-tech amplifiers that give your smartphone’s volume a solid boost without the need for wires or electricity. This stylish pieces are made simply by heating and molding recycled 12” records into a sound-enhancing conic shape. Recently unveiled at London Design Festival 2011, [2]the ‘Change the Record’ will turn your smartphone’s tiny speakers into a sweet sound system you can use to share your favorite tunes with others.

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We’ve shown you some original, low-tech smartphone amplifiers before, and they’ve taken various shapes using different kinds of materials like fast-growing bamboo [3], chunky wood [4] and even other repurposed musical instruments [5]. But we have to say we especially love ‘Change the Record’ for its unique retro aesthetic that pays homage to the old phonograph [6] record player. Cheers for their clever design, which mixes the old and the very new in a classy way with low carbon impact.

+ Paul Cocksedge [7]


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[1] Paul Cocksedge: http://inhabitat.comLondon Designer Paul Cocksedge Turns Recycled Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Amplifiers for Smartphones

[2] London Design Festival 2011, : http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

[3] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/electricity-free-iphone-speaker-blasts-tunes-from-a-piece-of-bamboo/

[4] chunky wood: http://inhabitat.com/koostiks-wooden-iphone-speakers-are-completely-unplugged/

[5] musical instruments: http://inhabitat.com/christopher-lockes-recycled-trumpet-blows-out-phone-tunes-without-wires/

[6] phonograph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph

[7] + Paul Cocksedge: http://www.paulcocksedge.co.uk/

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