Forget the iPod, its now about the iBean! #tech #news #gadget #MP3Player #music

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What does music, beans, the Amazon and a charity all have in common? Well, all of these components are coming together to create a brand new digital audio music player which will be housed inside natural and sustainable beans and nuts from Columbia!

It sounds nuts!!

Well, its a little far fetched, but apparently it works, and the venture has launched a Kickstarter campaign which will then help to provide a new income stream to Colombia’s indigenous population and raise funds for major Columbian charity, Natura Foundation.  So we warmly welcome the iBean and iTagua from South America!

What are they actually like? 

No two products are alike, each and every iBean and iTagua digital music player is a natural botanical wonder, skillfully fused with a cutting edge digital audio heart. Every single product is an individual work of art sculpted by nature.

Cybotanics, the company who has taken the step to develop this wonder of music and nature, is the first company worldwide, ever to do this without using any modern plastics or metals for the main fabric of their range of consumer products.  They have taken the direct opposite approach to existing mass produced consumer electronic products and the incredibly tactile, hand finished players are ethically sourced and assembled in Colombia providing new opportunities and revenue stream from materials readily available in tropical South America.

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Each 2GB or 4GB music player is a meticulously crafted and engineered digital  audio device that delivers ‘lossless’, CD quality music at a much higher bit-rate than conventional music players, all housed in a naturally beautiful and truly original form. Lossless compression reduces a file’s size with no loss of quality.  Digital ‘APE’ is a form of lossless compression.

How can I find out more and support this venture? 

Well, you can check out the video on Kickstarter and if you’re feeling generous you can certainly add to its fund, but at the very least, its an intriguing offering well worth seeing whether or not its going to be able to take off in todays competitive music and tech market, so good on them we say!!

 

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