Essential digital dj stuff?

Urbanears Slussen in action

Forgot to write about slussen the essential digital dj device some have said. In fact its just a neat audio splitter…

The setup includes a narrow profile splitter for simultaneously connecting headphones and a sound system to your iOS device, plus an app for the actual beat dropping. Urbanears seems to have its heart set on people specifically using Slussen at after-parties, you know because it’s “the most powerful after-party weapon known to man” and all. But you could easily use it in your car or with a portable speaker.

Its pretty nice but doesn’t solve the problems of djing on tablets or phones.

Essentially splitting the output is great if your doing a mix for friends at a afterparty but no club is going to be ok with split audio. I would also question how secure the slussen is in the headphone slot. If your going to do audio splitting, at least use USB or HDMI audio. However by the time you do all that you might as well have carried a laptop really?

Once again I’ll highlight the pacemaker as so ahead of the game. I got to get another one on ebay soon

Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.