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

Modern Day Jukebox

Modern Day Jukebox

The PA1 speaker concept elevates the everyday experience of audio through its inherently simple functionality, elegant aesthetics and big, room filling sound to match. Its aluminum back casing is a striking yet minimal visual feature of the speaker, and its interchangeable front facing mesh covers available in Black or White, allow for a personalized touch. Wireless Bluetooth functionality and super-easy mounting mean you can enjoy tunes from any room in no time.

0 Designer: Studio Proper

Audio Orbs

Audio Orbs

It seems like we’re obsessed with making speakers smaller and smaller without sacrificing power. What would the result be if we reversed our logic and started thinking on a much bigger scale? StudioTotal answers this question with their latest conceptual sound system, Audio Orbs: the speaker you can enter. Inside the sphere are 18 speakers and plenty of comfy cushions to give the user an enhanced immersive music experience!

0 Designer: StudioTotal

Great Balls of Bass

Great Balls of Bass

The Pop Up Bass is a playful take on the bass speaker that makes clever use of the low frequency vibrations emitted during playback. Lightweight styrofoam balls react to the vibrations and go wild when you crank it up! They stay in sync with the beat, moving to the music and creating a visual experience in addition to the high quality audio.

0 Designer: Daniela Mata

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Stream nostalgia with the first ever Bluetooth gramophone, the Gramovox! The timeless design is not only aesthetically “old-school,” but also recreates the same resonant, vintage, organic sound by adhering to the same acoustical principles as the old gramophone. To achieve this, the designers worked around the philosophy that the fewer things they changed about the original, the more things would still work. Catch the vid to see how it blends classic acoustics with modern tech…

0 Designer: Gramovox

What does music mean to you?

What does music mean to you?

This was the question asked to the young participants of the competition run by Bang & Olufsen. To designers Sam Whyman & Andrew Guscott, it meant the B&O A9 – Weekender Edition. This beautiful speaker focuses on personal time, which is a luxury these days. The purpose of the design is to make you appreciate the details like the melody of the song you are listening to and of course your environment.

0 Designers: Sam Whyman & Andrew Guscott

Keep your sound to yourself!

Keep your sound to yourself!

The OWN speaker was designed in response to the obtrusive nature of sounds in the increasingly loud urban world we live in. It goes beyond the limitations of directional speakers, using sound laser technology that works with an ultrasound transducer to pinpoint audio to the listener and the listener only. Working in tandem with your smartphone, it can be used as an alarm without disturbing others, in a pocket to play music as you walk down the street, and more. Do your OWN thing with this ultracompact portable speaker!

0 Designer: Simon Lauwerier

Sound Gestures

Sound Gestures

Using DigitalHabit(s)’ gestural interface, this twist on the desktop speaker encourages user interaction by reacting to movements of the hand. Manufactured in concrete and fir harmonic board, the resulting sound has a deep resonance with enhanced bass tones. Pair your favorite Bluetooth device to stream music wirelessly and set the volume, change the song, or pause/start with a simple wave!

0 Designer: DigitalHabit(s)

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