The aim of this project was to outdate an high-tech industry, in this case music, not focusing on its core technology but rather on its aesthetic in order to outdate the way it is used and perceived.
In fact, the Low tech translator is a system of metal pipes and cones, that mechanically transform the act of listening to an mp3 player into an outdated behaviour.
The device - that absolutely uses no technological items to work - will become a prosthesis for the mp3 player, transforming it into a music sharing device, and bringing its sound back to the origin.
In fact, just plugging-in the earphones on the apposite spaces, the music will travel along the metal pipes - which work as wave guides enriching the sound - reaching the end of it and being amplified by two simple cones.
Moreover, the fact that the device is completely made of metal, beside being good for carrying and spreading the sound, it gives to the device the quality of aging over the years and uses. Something
that high-tech cannot provide yet.