I love the rich sound of my old vinyl albums, but I hardly ever spin them. MP3s suck, but they're so easy that I've given up. At least I have this awesome speaker to remind me of better times.
We've seen iPhone speaker horns before, but this is the first to really embrace bastardised low-fi audio for the abomination it is. Designer Paul Cocksedge will take your favourite vinyl record, heat it up until it's soft, and mould it into a $US40 iPhone bugle. Dock your phone in the horn and its shape will naturally amplify the sound playing out of the tiny speaker in the phone. Physics rules. The idea is just a neat concept now, but tomorrow Cocksedge will be making vinyl speakers for a handful of lucky blokes at a space called Concrete as part of the London Design Festival.
I love that you an still see the grooves that once reproduced beautiful sound. It's about time somebody found a use for those milk crates full of dusty records I've been lugging around for years. Crappy sound never looked so good. [Paul Cocksedge Studio via Daily Mail]