Enterprising Interaction Design student Jordi Parra based at the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden has created a new Spotify player that allows you to listen to your favourite tunes from any room in within range of your wi-fi.
The design only has two buttons for previous and next track and a volume knob, its also fitted with 192 LED nodes, which display volume levels, battery life, and Internet connectivity on the device’s face and uses radio frequency identification (or RFID) technology.
Simply attach one of your coloured RFID tags that contain your playlists, onto the magnetised volume knob an and your ready to listen. The antenna/Arduino within the player reads the tag playing your favourite tunes, removing the tag and the music stops. Watch the video after the jump to see the device in action.
The system allows you to re-program your RFID tags by connecting the player to your PC via USB.You can then add and remove items. Your music information is transmitted via magnetic induction using the player’s magnetic volume knob and an Arduino processing board to sense the tag, providing access to the information.
Via Tech Crunch
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