It might look a little bit like someone caged HAL in a wooden frame, but this is in fact an elegant speaker, where a spherical sound source sits suspended from its own cubic frame, so you can see how sound forces it to move.
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To match its new Lumias, Nokia has announced this cute little Bluetooth speaker too — with 15 hours of playback and an asking price of just $US55. Available in the same colourful palette as the new phones — including, obviously, this bright orange — the MD-12 (no idea either, sorry) measures about the size of a hockey puck.
Engineers and gilders might not seem like the most intuitive design partners — after all, their crafts hail from entirely different centuries — but the results of those kinds of unconventional collaborations can be magical. Behold: Hibou (meaning Owl, in French), a ceramic radio that's controlled by touching the palladium patterns on its surface.
House more Italian Renaissance than minimalist bachelor's pad? You can't buy any old speaker set, then. You may as well try and camouflage your home audio set-up using these resin statue speakers, which can be customised even in your own likeness.
Simulate the experience of owning a DSi XL months before it goes on sale outside of Japan, with this Datel Japan DSi sound speaker.
The Korean Mint Pass is doing some pretty neat things in the MP3 player world, with this Robot Music Tank player/speaker concept tracking humans with its pyroelectric sensor, locking onto their thermal temperature and rolling after them, gleefully playing music.