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It does seem as though we are moving slowly but surely in the direction where everything comes together, doesn’t it? I am talking about the world of consumer electronics here. Back in the day, one had to carry a mobile phone to make and receive both calls and text messages, while there is the PDA for us to electronically keep tabs of our appointments and such, with a MP3 player or portable media player to handle our on-the-go entertainment needs, and a digital camera to snap photos for memories in the years ahead. Fast forward to this decade, and a smartphone is able to do all of that, and then some. However, most smartphone speakers aren’t all that great to begin with, which is where the $49.99 Smartphone Induction Speaker comes in.

Basically, the Smartphone Induction Speaker with an alarm clock function will be able to amplify audio playback from your iPhone, Galaxy or other Android smartphone, is fully rechargeable, and does not require any kind of prior setup so that you can get started right away. Not only that, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections are not required – all that you need to do is place your smartphone on top of it, and play whatever tunes your ears fancy. Music will be amplified across an entire room, thanks to a pair of high-quality 2-watt speakers and a digital clock with alarm. A full charge would enable it to handle up to 15 hours of non-stop playback.

[ Smartphone Induction Speaker wakes you up with alarm clock function copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

The boyscouts pretty much nailed it when they coined the motto “Be Prepared to DJ.” And Swedish headphone manufacturer Urbanears wants to make that possible with Slussen, an audio jack splitter and app combo.

The setup includes a narrow profile splitter for simultaneously connecting headphones and a sound system to your iOS device, plus an app for the actual beat dropping. Urbanears seems to have its heart set on people specifically using Slussen at after-parties, you know because it’s “the most powerful after-party weapon known to man” and all. But you could easily use it in your car or with a portable speaker.

The splitter costs $15 (though the red one is $20 for some reason), comes in four colors and can hang on a keychain. Meanwhile, the Slussen app has standard effects like BPM control, equalizer, scratching and crossfade, plus it allows pre-listening. And best of all it’s free so you can use the app with any splitter you already own. [Urbanears via Werd]

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