Sure CD sales have steadily declined but that doesn’t stop some designers from envisaging new concepts created just for pure audiophiles. The Pandora Alcantara is a wall mounted CD player that borrows a little of today’s tilt sensing technologies to make the disc player more relevant. The remote control comes in the form of a tilt sensing bar fitted with a wait for it. . . touchscreen. Leaving the bar vertical lets you control volume while the horizontal position lets you scrub thru tracks.
Of course for a technology as “archaic” as CDs, there’s gotta be a gimmick to lure buyers in. That’s why the Pandora is completely covered in Alcantara – a super luxurious suede like material found only in exotic luxury cars and yachts.
Designer: Antoine Lebrun & Volkan Akbiyik