It might look a little bit like someone caged HAL in a wooden frame, but this is in fact an elegant speaker, where a spherical sound source sits suspended from its own cubic frame, so you can see how sound forces it to move.
To match its new Lumias, Nokia has announced this cute little Bluetooth speaker, too—with 15 hours of playback and as asking price of just $55.
From afar, designer Coralie Gourguechon's work looks a little bit like macaroni art—or at least a very abstract collage. Up close, though, each piece is an extremely simplistic but entirely functional electronic device. Even this paper-cone speaker.
Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity—thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal, and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start to appear in commercial gadgets, touchscreen devices are poised to become even more… touchy. Enter Eunhee Jo, a Korean designer who’s spending the next year as a designer…
This dinky little cube is HTC's answer to the slew of Bluetooth speakers saturating the market—but unlike the rest, this thing only boosts bass, leaving your phone to handle the treble.
Engineers and gilders might not seem like the most intuitive design partners—after all, their crafts hail from entirely different centuries—but the results of those kinds of unconventional collaborations can be magical. Behold: Hibou (meaning Owl, in French), a ceramic radio that's controlled by touching the palladium…
The boyscouts pretty much nailed it when they coined the motto "Be Prepared to DJ." And Swedish headphone manufacturer Urbanears wants to make that possible with Slussen, an audio jack splitter and app combo.
Bang & Olufsen's stylish AV gear usually gives the impression of wealth and affluence, but having just been revealed by the FCC, its new wireless AirPlay speaker comes across as looking just simple and quaint.
I'm not going to try and convince you that, all things considered, the Audioengine 5+ speakers are the best bang for your buck. But if you're in the market for a capable pair that's easy to install, with features targeted at the average consumer, their $400 price tag certainly makes them a worthwhile contender.
This thing is a monster. Nik Nowak, a DJ hailing from Berlin, outfitted this Japanese mini-dump truck to become a veritable assault vehicle of sound, capable of pumping out 4,000 watts of moving acoustic muscle.
I love the rich sound of my old vinyl albums, but I hardly ever spin them. MP3s suck, but they're so easy that I've given up. At least I have this awesome speaker to remind me of better times.
The first truly-affordable Sonos product appeared on Amazon for a short while before being pulled—and spotted by eagle-eyes. The all-in-one speaker system has been rumored for some time, but with Amazon's $300 listing it's looking a darn sight more realistic.
Maxell's SSB-1 soundbar is by all definitions, a budget product. Combining two 7.5w speakers with a 15w subwoofer, the SSB-1 likely won't send you into a state of awe. But at the same time, it's only $130.
Ferrari red? Lambo yellow? That's the decision you'll have to mull over if you buy Monster's ClarityHD Model One speakers. They're high def speakers that come in designer colors such as "automotive grade yellow or red".
Let's be as upfront about this as possible: the Audio-Technica AT-SPG51 Rugged Compact Speaker is kind of adorable. I know, it's also also enforced with enough hardened plastic that it's up for any camping trip or skydive or other tough things. But gosh darn it, that doesn't make them any less huggable.
Who knows; the perfect speaker could be created from a roll of loo-paper and a few components—but if it doesn't look good, it'll hardly do well. Apparently porcelain and wooden dowel has been discovered as the perfect mix.
Know why I love living in California? The. Beach. However! There aren't many plugs out there. That's where the Eton Soulra XL iPhone/iPod speaker dock can come in.