Sound Eggs Won’t Roll Off Your Desk

Using a playful means of orienting and stabilizing otherwise impossibly round speakers, designer Ilshat Garipov turns our desktop into a kind of physics-based playground.  The off-center weighted bottom acts much like a tilting doll to keep the cones pointed right at the user with seemingly no support at all.  Purportedly communicating via bluetooth, they would make lovely companions to any mac based product or similarly colored PC laptop.

Designer: Ilshat Garipov

19 Comments

  • ilshat says:

    thanks for posting that)

  • From the cross section sketch on the screen it appears you forget the power source. Speakers and amps are hungry, they suck up the watts big time so battery packs are always a problem.

  • ilshat says:

    You are right, but always the same excuse can be found – for example, instead of weight used batteries:)

    • the problem is the size and amount of batteries. In general each would need 2 d size batteries if not rechargeable, if you are ok with having to plug them into the usb port every 4 hours or so a couple of aa size ones would do per speaker. Oh dont forget to check out zippyflounder.com for some new content and if your a hot designer/illustrator drop me a line.

  • Zog.13 says:

    I quite like the precariousness of the design. It plays nicely on the desk and would go great with my current desk population. As far as a power source is concerned, do you necessarily need to get away from them being corded? I have some speakers that are attractive enough to keep your eyes away from the wire. The same thing here. You have a unique and attractive design, and personally I wouldn’t think any of the fact that it has a cord. It’s just one of those things about design, some components cannot be changed without losing what you originally intended. On the other hand, keeping this idea on the back-burner would be prudent, I think, especially considering the current pursuit of eco-friendly and sustainable power (without sacrificing output). Nice design. Look forward to more.

    • prodmod says:

      the cord would influence its position. if the speaker is balanced on its round surface then it is easy for it to be influenced by anything especially a cord “tail” attached to something else.
      actually, even if there is no cord, how will you position the speaker and have it stay in place? vibrations on your desk will make it twist and roll. the vibrations of the speaker might do the same. You can try using rubber or silicone on the surface, then its less likely to move??

  • Golan says:

    Hey, Do you mind telling me which program you used to sketch the speakers?

    Lan

  • Golan says:

    Awsome, thanks friend

  • Jono says:

    Hey Nice work, love the details.
    They remind me of Hugh Thomas’ wireless speakers the way they they are self balancing.

  • Casey Sia says:

    Hi Guys! Do you know where to get the Sound Eggs?

  • Casey Sia says:

    Hi Guys! Do you know where to get the Sound Eggs?

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