These days, if you can’t download a custom sound onto a device, nobody wants it. That’s why the Horntones FX-550 device is going to be so successful: instead of a lame single-note honk when you get mad at that guy who cut you off, why not play a few bars of Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Chamillionaire’s hit single “Ridin’”, or for that old-school classic feel, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s “You Saw My Blinker.” If that’s not a great way to distract other drivers and make the roads a little less safe, I don’t know what is.
It’s an after-market accessory that ties into your regular car horn system, but allows you to play any standard audio file loudly at nearby drivers and pedestrians. The unit holds up to eight audio files at once and can be loaded from any USB flash drive. The Horntones FX-550 will cost $149.99 when it’s released in April, but they’re planning to start accepting pre-orders as of this Thursday, February 15th.
here is a video of the HornTones in Action via Crunchgear