Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to the hottest new tracks on the charts. Portland, Oregon-based industrial designer James Owen's GrooveMixer concept for Mobile Magazine takes a stab at coaxing music lovers away from their Apple audio products. The GrooveMixer is centralized around group and community databases, taking full advantage of the wireless craze integrated within PDA's, cell phones, laptops, and the latest mp3 players. The device allows the user to search, select, mix, and even wirelessly broadcast a spontaneous and interactive custom mix of music files to the sharing community. GrooveMixer received an Award of Excellence during the 2005 Taiwan Design competition.
More info: www.jamesowendesign.com
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