Your house party is going perfectly. Everyone loves your homemade 7-layer dip. Your friends brought a surplus of beer. The music is loud and everybody's having a blast, until one of your friends (damn you, Brian) suggests a song you don't have on your iPod. Thus begins the awkward cable-swapping that breaks up the music for the rest of the night.
Pepperdecks, a Netherlands-based startup, has solved that problem with a product pronounced vaguely like 'chocolate': The Djoclate II, a pocket-sized DJ mixer which allows users to fade between any two devices.
To act as a virtual record box the Djoclate II has two inputs, where music storage devices that have a 3.5mm jack can be plugged in (it will ship with two 70cm 3.5mm jack cables to connect music players, and also a mini-USB cable to charge the Djoclate itself, with no other power source required). There’s also a third input where headphones can be plugged in so the DJ can pre-listen to the next track before dropping it in. Tracks can be then faded in and out via the two faders on the device. There’s also bass kill on both channels.
This is the second incarnation of the device, hence the 'II,' and Pepperdecks is looking to fund production via Kickstarter and release it to an international market.
Most of the Kickstarter rewards are discounts on the product itself, but one lucky soul who pledges $10,000 will get flown to Amsterdam to party with these guys. Does anyone have $10,000 I can borrow?