Random audio sample player
April 21, 2010 11:32 AM   Subscribe

I have an idea for a unique gift for a friend, and one of the things I need is a small device (say, pack-of-cigarettes size or smaller) that will accept and store multiple short audio samples (say, 10 seconds or less, at least six individual samples), and play a random sample at the press of a button. Does such a device exist?
posted by zainsubani to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Personal soundtrack t-shirt?
posted by GuyZero at 11:38 AM on April 21, 2010

Oops, out of stock. Sorry.
posted by GuyZero at 11:40 AM on April 21, 2010

Do you have a geek pal who's handy or a local hacker space? I bet someone could rejigger a talking greeting card's innards for you, properly paid off/ bribed.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:00 PM on April 21, 2010

These guys may do it. you're looking for "recordable sound module" for the greeting card innards.

Looks like they're limited to 10 seconds TOTAL however.
posted by CharlesV42 at 12:23 PM on April 21, 2010

Dunno about "the press of a button," but how about an iPod shuffle? That plus a small speaker would be well within your size constraints.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:26 PM on April 21, 2010

A first or second gen. iPod shuffle would give you the press or a button part.
posted by papayaninja at 12:48 PM on April 21, 2010

I was actually looking for something similar a while back. I didn't find anything, but for any prospective answerers, it may be helpful to search for something like this.
posted by loveyourfellowman at 1:20 PM on April 21, 2010

If you can find one, I believe the one of the later YakBak line had this capability. eBay, maybe?
posted by heliostatic at 1:26 PM on April 21, 2010

is something I just found at RadioShack.com. I didn't look through all the 178 results for "recording".
posted by neuron at 4:14 PM on April 21, 2010

There are several small mp3 players on ebay for around $20 that have built-in speaker and microphone. You could easily pull the guts out of one of those. There are even smaller ones around if you look places like Brando that could probably have a speaker wired on in place of the headphone jack. Then your only problem would be finding the speaker.
posted by irisclara at 11:57 PM on April 21, 2010

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