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November 7, 2009

R1 Radio – Move to Tune

at 5:05 am. Filed under Electronic Hacks, What Were They Thinking


The R1 Radio reminds me of a roller ball mouse without the roller ball. When you move it up and down you control the volume, right and left adjusts the tuning. We have seen some other fun music players that use physical movement to interact with them, I think there is a use for this technology other than just the cool novelty factor.

Via: OhGizmo and Dvice

"By using a wheel structure user can control the radio by physical movement. The ‘R1’ allowed users to turn gadget on or off and to control volume and tuning simply by physically rolling the radio forward, backward and sideways. Functionally, by using bevel gear system, I could increase a tuning range more than four times wider than before. There were too many channels in a narrow display before."


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One Response to “R1 Radio – Move to Tune”

  1. alex Says:

    Interesting concept

    This would be even easier to do using a ball-mouse… the sensors and mechanism are perfect

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