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The Radio Poncho by Liana Kong Plays Tunes Through the Hoodie

By: Tana Makmanee - Published: May 17, 2014 • References: lianakong and core77
The Radio Poncho is a unique rainwear concept by Carnegie Mellon University student Liana Kong, which infuses musical elements in a much more unique and integrated manner.

While most people would simply pop in their earbuds and start blasting their tunes while out and about, the Radio Poncho by Liana Kong encourages consumers to become more aware and connected with their outdoor environment, allowing them to listen to music without detaching from the outside world. Integrating the music right into the design of the poncho itself, Kong allows users to enjoy tunes without the burden of headphones, but rather requires wearers to pull over their hoods in order for the musical elements to start playing.

Featuring drawstrings that adjust the volume and buttons that change the radio stations, this eclectic Radio Poncho by Liana Kong is illustrating a move toward more sensory and environmentally integrated everyday products.