This HTC Passive Speaker Costs $8000

If you’re looking for particularly decadent accessory for your HTC One, perhaps you’d be interested in a wonderfully elaborate gramophone-inspired passive speaker? If you’ve got at least $8000 lying around at any rate.

The Sega Genesis Lives Again (As A Bluetooth Speaker)

Even with its overhyped ‘blast processing’ on the Genesis (a.k.a. Mega Drive) and the much-loved Dreamcast, Sega still ended up losing the console war to Nintendo, Sony and eventually Microsoft. The company still survives through its software, but if you want new Sega hardware in your home you’ll have to settle for this Bluetooth speaker from Tommo that pays tribute to the 25th Anniversary of the Genesis.

The World's Most Obscene iPhone Dock Is Bigger Than A Pony

With 28 speakers blasting around 125 watts, the original Wall of Sound made for an obnoxious home stereo system — let alone an iPod dock. But its creators have returned with a bigger and better solution: the Wall of Sound 2.0 that adds an extra 16 speakers, bringing the total to 44 (in addition to a pair of subs) for more decibels and bass than an iPhone dock ever needs.

B&O's First High-End Wireless Speakers Pay Tribute To Its Past

Aerospace manufacturing, stiletto heels, modern architecture and more: The design inspiration for Bang & Olufsen’s three new wireless speakers — which were unveiled at an event in New York today — runs far and wide.

Cabasse Stream 1: This Weird Oyster Sounds Fantastic

French audio company Cabasse is back with its Stream range, this time updating the range to feature better sound than ever.

Watch Music Make Paint Dance Like You've Never Seen Before

Music is an experience, they say. A great song can serve as a time machine to send you to a particular moment, a specific feeling, a certain memory. You might hear music but you can also see it, feel it and touch it. Touch it? Well, yeah, if you’re filling a speaker with paint to make music dance in breathtaking slow motion.

Samsung Shape M7 Wireless Speaker: A Sonos By Any Other Name...

This is the Samsung Shape M7 wireless speaker, a $US400 streaming device that lets you play music all over your home or office. It looks like a Sonos, smells like a Sonos, is priced like a Sonos. All that’s left is to find out if it sounds like one too.

Soundchucks: Someone's Finally Weaponised Bluetooth Speakers

If you want your Bluetooth speaker to stand in out in a market that’s getting more crowded every day, you need to come up with a design that’s more useful, more functional than anything else out there. And since everyone loves ninjas, why not just make them look like a pair of nunchucks? RIGHT?

Touchy-Feely Speakers Hint At The Future Of Haptic Interfaces

Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity — thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start to appear in commercial gadgets, touchscreen devices are poised to become even more… touchy. Enter Eunhee Jo, a Korean designer who’s spending the next year as a designer in residence at London’s Design Museum, and who specialises in haptic interfaces.