A speaker as good alive as dead.

A speaker as good alive as dead.

We’d like to believe our beloved devices will last us a lifetime, but they all have an expiration date whether it’s because we upgrade or they fail to continue working. Most current electronics are wrongly designed around our false trust that they will last forever, & therefore pay little attention to the product’s afterlife. The ORBiS Bluetooth speaker is not one of these products! Each & every component was thoughtfully crafted with awareness to it’s impermanence. As much as possible, it’s recyclable, salvageable, fixable & safely disposable. All without sacrificing functionality or beauty! 

0 Designer: Scott Matthews

Mobile-free Mini Speaker

Mobile-free Mini Speaker

Bluetooth speakers are great n’ all but they’re still dependent on your mobile device in order to access your perfectly curated playlists. It not only drains your battery, but the music can be interrupted by calls and apps or even walking out of range. The Cloudlink speaker explores integrating an OS, wifi/wired connection, and easy touch display into one unit that can access your tunes from the cloud, a Pandora account or other apps. It not only frees up your phone but its slim profile makes it easy to move between your favorite rooms.

0 Designer: Jingwei Dang

Headphones Inspired by YOU

Headphones Inspired by YOU

When we think of “biomimicry,” we usually expect an exotic, animal-inspired advancement… but let’s not forget the untapped resource we carry with us every day: our own amazing bodies!  The Canal Headphones are a perfect example of human-biomicry that utilize a series of interlocking and twisting canals that acoustically enhance music as it makes its way to the ears. Think of them as an extension of your own hearing system!

0 Designer: Michael Lahood

Pint-size Portable Audio With a Punch

Pint-size Portable Audio With a Punch

No larger than the palm of your hand, the Maru speaker concept is the compact choice for BIG sound. Within its minimal frame is a hallow space concealing a 360° speaker for multidirectional, hi-def audio that sounds larger than the source. Its form not only envelopes a space in music, but keeps the delicate parts out of harms way. Its sleek, modern look and straightforward functionality are minimalistic perfection!

0 Designer: Darrien Tu

Finally, Rest for the Weary!

Finally, Rest for the Weary!

Can’t sleep because of all the noise? No prob! Ipno allows you to find sleep even in the most disruptive of environments. This personal-size speaker broadcasts white noise: a sound that includes all frequencies and has hypnotic qualities that allow the brain to disconnect external noise while soothing the heart rate and clearing the mind. Good things when you’re trying to catch ZZZs! Simultaneously, microphones in the back capture surrounding noise which is then transmitted to a Digital Signal Processor to cancel out the external noise.

0 Designer: Clémence Germain

Audio on a Roll

Audio on a Roll

Rolling Konus is a pioneering chassis for various types of speakers, including woofers, tweeters and more. At the heart of the design is an exhaust nozzle with variable geometry inspired by jet engines. The result is crystal-clear, high-definition sound that users can easily position with just a push!

0 Designer: Joe Sardo

Hybrid Light Speaker

Hybrid Light Speaker

Nothing kills the aesthetic of a room quicker than an ugly alarm clock or speaker! If you’re in the market for something that will actually add to your vibe rather take away from it, look no further than Cromatica. It’s a combination light/speaker/clock system that can be controlled via Bluetooth from your smartphone to stream your tunes, set the alarm, or even customize the mood thanks to its LED RGB light system. A near-seamless touch sensor on top lets you control the volume, snooze, dim or turn the unit on/off.

0 Designer: Digital Habits

Speaker Creatures

Speaker Creatures

There’s nothing like singing in the shower to get your day going, right?! Now, with these little waterproof shower buddies you can bring your tunes with you to make rocking out in the shower that much better! They suction onto any smooth surface and sync wirelessly with your mobile device via Bluetooth. Sealed buttons allow you to skip songs and change the volume, and a built-in mic even allows you to take calls while you’re getting clean! DO WANT!

0 Designer: OnHand

Libratone Loop Wireless Speaker Review

Libratone Loop Wireless Speaker Review

Acoustic bliss in an orgasmic sense. That’s the best way I can describe a speaker to you since you can’t hear it. Audio is totally subjective. My review is based on three basic points – how it looks, how it sounds, and how it compares. The Libratone Loop has already won almost every major design award in our industry so it stands to reason the accolades along with the $499 price tag means a really good speaker. Hit the jump for my review!

0 Designer: Libratone, Buy it here

The Incredible Shrinking Speaker!

The Incredible Shrinking Speaker!

SSSSSpeaker by aiia transforms a utilitarian gadget into an interactive and entertaining object – bringing music experience to the kinesthetic level every day. This compact silicone funnel-shape speaker provides up to 8 hours of rich 3-Watt sound, while the innovative form of the SSSSSpeaker expresses its functionality. When folded, it’s no larger than a hockey puck, making it easy to carry or throw in a backpack. Do want!

0 Designer: aiia

Waaaaay Wireless

Waaaaay Wireless

Simply called Circle, this minimalistic charger/speaker combo combines the best in Bluetooth and Qi technology to form the ultimate wireless docking station. Just throw your Qi-enabled smartphone down for instantaneous power and immediately activate your tunes for 360 degree streaming sound — all without ugly, cumbersome cords!

0 Designer: Jae Young Jang

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

The designer describes the Bang and Olufsen’s A9 Wireless Speaker Concept as the “binary transitional relationship in musical experience”. In lay terms it just means a new way of relaxing with music. The speakers need not be imposing design disasters, but an object that is sublime and adds a third dimension to its creativity. The transition of opaqueness to transparency is achieved by using gradient printed polycarbonate legs. It certainly looks dashing!

0 Designer: Kebei Li

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

The portable audio market is hotter than ever with a number of brand names competing to have the smallest, coolest looking and most powerful speaker on the block. Leu Aurelian’s take on the trend goes a step beyond, exploring wireless Bluetooth capability in not one but two nested speakers that work together to deliver an encompassing surround sound experience.

0 Designer: Leu Aurelian

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next