Punk is a speaker design that incorporates a removable fingerboard that functions as the device’s remote control.
Home speaker systems are meant to deliver quality sound and blend in with the rest of our home furniture. While two things can be true, too often do designers favor one over the other, leading to really either dope speaker designs that don’t deliver on audio or underwhelming designs that do.
Designer: Designer Dot
Since it comes down to personal taste, designers are left to their own to produce quality, niche speakers that even audiophiles will enjoy. Designer Dot, a studio known for its extensive catalog of household appliances, finished work on a speaker design called Punk that was inspired by fingerboards that audiophiles and skaters alike can enjoy.
Designer Dot conceptualized Punk to incorporate the addictive nature of fingerboards into the very build of the speaker. Punk keeps a concave surface that creates a gradual ramp for the volume control fingerboard to glide back and forth.
Outfitted with intuitive control buttons, the fingerboard allows users to connect an external device via Bluetooth, skip or return to songs, and, of course, the play and pause button. Detachable by design, the fingerboard isn’t the only way to control the speaker.
Protecting the speaker’s main body and internal machinery, a weighted base draped in speaker fabric is positioned just below the device’s top surface. Integrated control buttons allow users to operate Punk however they’d like.
Separated by a slight opening, the top, concave surface provides the area for the detachable fingerboard to control the speaker. When users aren’t listening to music, they can play with the removable fingerboard like it’s a fidget toy, helping the workday go by a bit faster.
Designer Dot conceptualized Punk in both green and red tones.
Even the speaker’s fuller body resembles the build of a skateboard.
Embossed tracks line internal magnetic strips that keep the fingerboard in place.
The remote control comes with all of the necessary power buttons for intuitive operation.
The packaging maintains a subtle, yet maximalist aesthetic.