Japanese love to make everything cute so it is no surprise that softening conventional technology is getting it’s share of cute products.
I like how Japanese using technology in such playful and fun way. The Music Bear iPod Speaker is such an example. Is it a high end speaker system? Properly not. Is it a multi functional remote control for iPod and more? Very likely not.
Is it an object to cheer you and your friends up? Very likely YES. Softening ‘everyday’ objects that are usually cold and hard brings the sunshine into our living area and hearts.
The Music Bear iPod Speaker is operated by batteries (for the sound amplifier) which is stuffed into it’s belly but can also be plugged via USB to any computer.
The cute Music Bear retails for $38.00 via this online store.
If you like to make your own cute Bear remote control by transforming a plastic box remote from off-the-shelf, here is the link for an Instructables that gives you inspiration to get you started.
Life is too short to be taken always too serious – follow the Japanese way of life and soften brighten up your life a bit with soft technologies.