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Guardians of the Galaxy Doritos Bag Gets a Teardown

A bag of Doritos and some good tunes. That’s all you need really. That’s a good night in my book. Doritos has combined both in the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 promotional MP3 bag. Naturally, since it’s got electronics inside, so somebody had to do a teardown. The fine folks over at Engadget have got us covered.

This special edition bag came out and people paid 30 bucks to their get their hands on one. Engadget tore into the bag to see what was inside. Not surprisingly, it’s a pretty boring teardown. It is basically a cheap, exposed circuit board sandwiched between two pieces of foam. Apparently, it sounds pretty crummy too, but on the plus side, you can jack in the media player’s USB port to your computer and download the soundtrack as high quality, DRM-free MP3 files, recorded at an impressive 320kbps.

The Doritos and the music are the real reward. If you bought one, just eat up and enjoy the tunes. Or hide it away in a closet hoping it will be a collector’s item.

[via Engadget]

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Play the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Soundtrack from a Dorito Bag

So, what pairs well with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack? If you said Doritos, you’d be right. The snack chip maker is teaming up with Marvel Studios to promote the movie in a very cool way.

They have created a limited-edition series of Doritos bags with a built-in, rechargeable cassette deck-inspired player that plays the movie’s full soundtrack. Feel free to eat the entire bag while feeding your mind with some great tunes. The soundtrack has 14-songs from the ’60s and ’70s, from artists like Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Cheap Trick and a new track by The Sneepers and David Hasselhoff.

You’ll be able to pick up this limited-edition Guardians Doritos bag on April 28th through Amazon. No word yet on the price. They surely won’t last long.

[via Engadget]

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