Change the Record iPhone Amp

There are approximately one million different ways to amplify the sound coming out of your iPhone to a party-appropriate decibel. Between all the docks, horns, stereo connectors, jacks, brands and prices you could literally spend days looking for just the right one to sit on desk or table. Or, you could just pick up the Change the Record iPhone Amp from British designer Paul Cocksedge (real name). Using a 12″ vinyl record much like the ones you probably have sitting in storage, Cocksedge creates a natural, horn-style amp with the application of heat and molding. The process doesn’t damage the original grooves of the record, so the end result actually looks like a record instead of a weird, Dali-esque mishap like most of those record bowls you find on the Internet. Good luck finding one though—they’re only available at select retailers in the UK.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.