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Who wants a Nikon lens speaker?

You can already have your coffee in one of the many Nikon lens mugs. Now you can also listen to music from this new Nikon lens speaker. This "musical" Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm lens can play tunes from a cell phone or computer line-in connection and supports also Micro SD/TF memory card. It has a built-in battery that is charged via the USB line and can play for 3-4 hours.

The prices vary between $20 and $40 - see all available eBay listings. There is even a "grey version lens":

Most of the items offered on eBay are shipped from Hong Kong, but there are also some European listings:

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  • Lester

    want!

    • iamnikon

      Not I!

      • Martijn

        bought! couldn’t resist. Gonna use it on-the-go ^^

        • Richard

          Please post back with a review when you have a chance.

          • Axel

            I bought one two, was only 25$ including shipping from Hongkong.
            Item comes i a nice box. It can play Music from Linein 3,5mm, MP3 from optional MicroSD and FM radio. For FM radio you have to connect the included USB cable (seems to be the antenna). USB cable is for charging the internal LiIon accu only, no access to inserted SD card. The same cable is used as linein. An additional 3,5mm output for headphones is available.
            The handling is ok but you need the manual first. 2 buttons are used for several actions according to mode: skip forward and reverse in MP3 mode, auto tuning in FM mode and volume (keep button press longer) all on the same 2 buttons.
            Sound quality of coarse not perfect but quite good for the small sized speaker. I could not check battery lifetime as it is still running on first charge >4h.
            Nice gadget, fits into every camera bag.
            Axel

          • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

            Richard, those were just some quick iPhone snapshots from the show’s floor. I will have another post once I get to a real computer.

            • Richard

              @Axel & Admin

              Thanks! This could be a fun and useful iPhone accessory.

              Cheers,

              Richard

  • http://www.facebook.com/dsloanphoto Daniel

    This is pretty neato, but couldn’t they have chosen a cooler lens to replicate?

    • http://www.almondbutterscotch.com/home Almond Butterscotch

      Agreed- I’d much rather have the 35mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.4D.

      • http://www.modifiedphotographics.com Jason

        Since they couldn’t continue to make lenses in Thailand since the flooding…. *shrug* Next best thing?

        No on the 85, then I’d probably mix it up with my real 85 1.4D and take the wrong one on a trip or something… ;)

        I agree, who actually “wants” a 55-200 AF-S? Personally, I think the 14-24 F2.8 would make a superb speaker since you could jam a much larger driver in that thing. Then again, I’d probably mix that up with my real one too…

        • http://blog.nauphotos.com Nau

          I wouldnt mind 200mm f2 as a mini sub

  • PM

    Lens is the answer for all the world’s problems.

    • SoftOnDemand

      Since we cannot always get what we want, us human beings will resort to alternatives.

  • Kevin Watkins

    Hmmm…do they have a 400mm 2.8 version? haha

  • Ken Fakewell

    Nikon lens condom, anyone?

    • http://www.almondbutterscotch.com/home Almond Butterscotch

      You’d have to make sure you have the right mount for that one…

      • OMR

        F…. Mount.

        • paf

          I thought it was the screw mount but….

    • Yhannoby

      hahaha thats nice!

    • paf

      As long as they have them in 1200-1700mm f/5.6~8.0 size, I’m game….

      • KT

        That will be perfect for that special occasion “long exposure” that most pro photographers are ill-equipped to handle. Confident in your knowledge that when the moment is right, you’ll be ready to shoot with your Nikon gear in tow.

    • Matt

      Will it have the zoom ring ribs for her pleasure?

  • Paul

    This is tonight’s big announcement! You can all go to sleep now. =D

    Truthfully, I hope things improve in Thailand soon. Lots of displaced families.

  • Warren Edwards

    I hope they’re not produced in Thailand…

    • Up $#!t’s creek

      they have to do something with all of those damaged lenses…

  • andre

    now this is way better than D800:-)

  • Yhannoby

    I wish they made one for 14-24mm f/2.8! it will be much better coz it is much bigger.

  • Mock Kenwell

    And somehow, the factory that produces these emerged unscathed from the Thai flooding…

    • Ronan

      Made in China… Sold in China… Illegally.

  • SoftOnDemand

    Nice icebreaker from all the flame! Stay tuned for more D800 flame tomorrow.

  • EvanK

    Good idea, but I’d much rather have seen a 24-70 or 70-200 speaker. Perhaps even a prime like a 35, 50 or 85mm. Or, I could’ve used them as standalone surround sound speakers in my living room if they were 400mm f/2.8s!

    By the way, Peter, why do you say it’s the 55-200 when there’s a picture of an 18-135?

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      did not even notice that – I just c&p from ebay

      • Paul

        It is based on the 55-200mm but it seems that the markings only go up to 135mm for some reason.

        • canapé

          200mm was too loud

  • http://www.jpgmag.com/people/markwjr Mark

    18-135mm? Why would they ever choose that lens? Boo.

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

    ok guys, what the verdict – fake or real on this Nikon D800 picture I just received:

    http://yfrog.com/kg50dnwj

    • Paul

      I vote fake.
      That region of the D800 will very likely not change from the D700 anyways so it makes for an easy photoshop to replace 7 with 8.

    • EvanK

      I’m going to say fake, mainly because it looks exactly like the D700. After comparing similar photos of this and a D700, I can’t see a single difference between them aside from the logo.

      I’m guessing that this is another photoshopped D700 product photo. Looking at the “8″ on the D800 logo, it appears a little off.

    • DX2FX

      I vote fake. But I would say the new D800 should have very minor but noticeable exterior design changes/ differences from that of D700. The fact that this picture doesn’t show any means it is just a photoshoped D700.

    • Iris Chrome

      It seems more like a photo from an ad campaign than a “leaked” photo. For that reason I’ll say fake.

    • NikonD80Still

      Fake. Btw, D700 now on stock at B&H :)

    • AnoNemo

      Fake

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewroos Andrew

      I say fake because why would someone with access to a D800 shoot only a couple of details, and ones which have not changed in any significant way?

      • Ken

        +1

    • Mandrake

      It’s not even a good fake. Author didn’t even go through that much effort to create.

    • PeterO

      It kinda looks like the Borg got to it :-)

    • paf

      I vote “real”.

      if I am right, do I get to take it home?

    • broxibear

      Someone else got bored waiting and made their own D800 rendered video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_p2KaicRfc

  • Joseph

    Kind of neat but who wants to listen to music in mono??

    • EvanK

      Nobody, but it’s marketed as a novel toy, not a speaker for audiophiles.

  • motion

    What..no 35mm speaker!!!!!!!!thats it I’m getting a cannon speaker

  • Iris Chrome

    Neato

  • model v

    wtf

  • NikonD80Still

    Hahahaha good timing for B&H now has a D700 stock. So Can I mount this speaker to the D700???

    • I shoot Nikon

      No, because this speaker was meant for the DX sensor.

      • NikonD80Still

        Oh I f0rgot this is a DX lens lol

        • silmasan

          yes you can but expect cropped volume ^_^

  • Been there guy

    When will they have the Nikon 1 lens speaker or Nikon 1 lens coffee mug? At least they would be more colorful.

    • BartyL

      The Nikon 1 lens coffee mug might only be good for a single shot espresso.

  • Jimmy

    Dunno about you guys, but I am getting one today. I already have the zooming 24-70 2.8 cup (and the real 24-70 2.8 for that matter). What can I say I am just a gadget collector, now if I can only get that D800 in my collection hahaha……

  • Been there guy

    While Nikon is fooling around with speakers.
    Canon just come out with a real new lens, on top of the 1DX.

    http://www.canonrumors.com/

    Any more “that’s it, I…” comments? I just love those.

    • http://www.alexabian.com AlexAbian

      Nikon is not making or selling this speakers, like the coffe mugs…go home troll

    • Joseph

      Oh great, so canon is getting some lenses that we’ve had for like, ever?

  • Ken Fockwell

    Next… a D700 ashtray

  • Ole

    Today is D-Day!!!

    D800 will be announced today. I can feel it!

  • Been there guy

    or a D800 anchor for my bass boat.

  • henry

    Forget the speaker, where’s my D800?

  • Martijn

    we need a 200-400mm or 600mm version with build-in subwoofers

  • The invisible man

    14-24mm ?
    The front lens kinda look like a speaker !
    :)

  • Fubar

    who fuking cares???

  • Cool WHip

    Great, lets disguise a $20 speaker as a $200 lens. That won’t increase the chance of it getting stolen.

  • Camaman

    I call fake on that D800 pic… I think it will have a different style mode button. Maybe like d7000 has…

  • http://matthewsaville.com Matthew Saville

    Well, the 26th is coming and going for Japan, and no sign of any new products. Bummer, I was really hoping for at least something for Christmas. An 85mm f/1.8 AFS-G would have been fantastic, or maybe a new affordable wide prime.

    =Matt=

  • Michel

    A picture telling more than a thousand words is not so true anymore…

  • Leaking Starfish

    I’m waiting for the fake vagina inside an 80-200 AF-D shell with a push pull zoom ring. Now that would be a big seller.

    • jk

      LeakingStarfish, I am not surprised you already ruled out the possibility of a real one..

  • Francesco

    Any news to hide this stupid stuff?!? ;-P

  • http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com Ron Scubadiver

    I rather have some little USB powered speakers to get rid of a wall wart.

  • Phil

    So where exactly does the sound come of of this thing?

    • Phil

      We need an option to correct typos here.

      Anyway, where does the sound come out of?

      • Martijn

        under the cap theres a speaker

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    how about a 600 mm subwoffer

  • Ned

    The tube should be extendable for change of bass thumpin :P

  • RThomas

    One can easily imagine all the uses for a speaker disguised as a lens.

    /sarcasm

  • Chester

    I hope they made it possible to turn the zoom ring to increase or decrease the volume.

  • Chris

    Nice!! i want! :D

  • Daniel

    You wonder why mother nature is suffering, you wonder about the economic crisis, yet you still want useless crap, sorry for saying it, but you need to think different. and oh, the lens-speakers sucks, com on man, can’t you see how lame they are?.

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