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MP3 Doorbell

Flash drive plus doorbell equals fun
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Many of the ideas here basically advocate replacing the "ding dong" sound with something different. Well, why not make it completely customizable? The "sound box" part of the doorbell has a removable USB flash drive. Just remove the drive, upload a .wav or .mp3 file to it, replace it back in the doorbell and voila!
TheJeff, May 18 2004

(???) You mean like this? http://www.audioxpr...om/colorschemes.htm
[k_sra, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The "Who is it, honey?" doorbell http://www.halfbake...ey_3f_22_20doorbell
For [dobtabulous]. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Someone thinking along the same line http://www.whynot.net/ideas/994
[Gromit, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Phones and doorbells should make a ringing sound, dammit! http://xkcd.com/479/
[hippo, Nov 09 2010]


       (Chuckles to himself as he secretly replaces [TheJeff]'s doorbell chime with a .wav of complete silence).
dobtabulous, May 18 2004

       [k_sra]: I think, if you look at your link again, you'll see it's not quite the same as this idea. Your link is for a product preloaded with a sound file. This idea allows the user to change their own sound file at will. Please consider removing your [m-f-d].
phoenix, May 18 2004

       Touche [Tabs]. The possibilities for amusement are endless - I'm warming to this idea. I could replace my doorbell with a recording of me shouting "Madge, there's somebody at the door!" and never have to leave my seat again.   

       Of course the caller would also hear it, so I could use a recording of "Hold on I'm coming" and chuckle contendedly while I'm at work, at the queue of callers waiting in vain outside my house.
dobtabulous, May 18 2004

       a "this house belongs to satan" ring could deal with unwanted mormons & jehovah witness'
etherman, May 18 2004

       I was just thinking about this while browsing home depot's crappy doorbell selection. Good thinking, this.
shapu, Jun 03 2006

       a recording of somebody yelling "get the gun" with some sounds of tourture in the backdrop would scare a lot of people away, so I find this to be a perfect idea
keithbrunkala, Nov 30 2007

       If you called this the iDoorbell you could link it into iTunes and charge people to change their doorbell bell tone.   

       They could be the new ringtones.
mylodon, Dec 02 2007


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