Steampunk tech mods: A 19th-century take on 21st-century PCs and gadgets

If Sherlock Holmes -- or Jack the Ripper -- had owned our technology, his equipment might have looked like this.

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<h2>Friedrich Ambience Enhancer </h2><br><br>You can enhance the ambience of any location through the judicious application of "Musical Programme Type Threes" (MP3s) directly into your aural tympanum. Why endure the cacophany of a 21st-century city when you can listen instead to Gilbert and Sullivan? <br><br>Molly Michelle Friedrich made the headphones of her Ambience Enhancer first. She combined the working parts of a Sony MDR-006 (which she found at a bus stop) with a pair of vintage Cannonball Empire headphones purchased on eBay. "They sound great!" <br><br>But such headphones want to be plugged into something aesthetically pleasing. So Friedrich sewed a cover for her Sansa 2GB MP3 player; added leather, brass, and a strap; and had a music player that she could elegantly wear. <br><br>Friedrich is a professional artist living "mostly" in Seattle. She describes her favorite music as "Bavarian yak herding music played on electric zither." She works primarily in jewelry, much of it with a Steampunk theme. You'll find her work at [[xref:http://porkshanks.deviantart.com/|Porkshanks.deviantart.com|Porkshanks.deviantart.com]]. <br><br>Photo: Courtesy of Molly Michelle Friedrich, Porkshanks.deviantart.com

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