the buddha machine is.... hard to describe. a little plastic box that looks like a radio. you put 2 AA batteries in, and it plays 9 different "ambient" sound loops, based on Buddhist monks chanting. you hit a small switch to change the loops.
it was $22 and i bought it as soon as i saw it at the record store. i remembered wanting one a few years back. turns out the husband did too!
it's mesmerizing and a little creepy. i will carry it in my purse and demonstrate for all.
for now, here's a long-ass 2 minute video that shows what the dogs think of the device. listen with the sound on...