Sonic waves can be used to douse flames, but this device was made by a pair of students who managed to make it into a handheld device.Viet Tran and Seth Robertson spent $600 to build this prototype, and damn it looks good!

The "speaker" directs low-frequency waves to a specific point, generated by a shoulder pack.

"But it's low-frequency sounds—like the thump-thump bass in hip-hop that works," says Tran, who joked that rappers like 50 Cent could probably douse a fire, and that hip-hop celebrity endorsements might be just the ticket to hawk their fire extinguisher.

The duo will be spending the year considering how to take this to market, and just to be clear, not all bass can put out fires:

This one especially, probably makes fire instead:

Check out the video below: