Music Gear For Photography Gear Buffs: Nikon Lens Speaker

You can probably use the Vibroy to turn your camera’s spare lenses into stylish desktop speakers.  But why bother torturing those innocent optics when you can buy one of these faux Nikon lens speakers from eBay?

Styled to look exactly like a Nikkor S 55-200mm 1:4-5.6GED, these speakers should fool even seasoned photographers.  At least, for a few minutes of ignorant bliss.  If someone you know has that exact model, replace it with this fake unit in his bag and watch the poor sucker try to assemble his equipment.  Haha, you just lost a wedding gig, pal.  Oh wait, that’s not very nice.

The Nikon Lens Speaker is a 99% accurate replica of the original, measuring 110 x 85 x 160 mm and weighing 165 grams.  Aside from packing onboard speakers, it’s a digital music player, too, and can be loaded with music via microSD card.  The big giveaway in appearance, of course, are those playback buttons near the edge, which should be small enough to not be that easily discernible without looking closer.

I can’t find a volume button, so I’m hoping they used the zoom ring as a knob for adjusting loudness.  That would be awesome.  It comes with onboard rechargeable batteries that can keep the music playing for up to 4 hours on a single charge.

Given that it’s selling on eBay, these should be Chinese knockoffs, rather than an official Nikon product.  There are a bunch of folks selling it on the site, with prices ranging from $19 to $40.

[eBay via Nikon Rumors]