I rarely use my iPad anymore except for the occasional vacation or trip where I don’t want to tote a notebook. Mostly my daughter uses the iPad for watching Netflix movies and she has a taste for any movie with a horse in it.
While I can’t say for sure that I will never use portable speakers on my laptop or tablets, I probably won’t since I prefer using hi-fi headphones instead. But if you prefer to share your sound on the go, these portable speakers from Scosche have an interesting design and look pretty unique.
I know it’s not the first time I’ve said this, but I really admire steampunk artists and designers who come up with such ingenious yet fully-functional creations.
Case in point? This Steampunk plasma speaker that produces sound because of a small electrical discharge inside a glass tube.
This minimal speaker was designed by Hironao Tsuboi for Kent of British American Tobacco. While I have trouble understanding why a tobacco company would need a cool and funky speaker like this, it looks pretty darned good.
While I don’t know how good the sound is from this little card-case speaker from Japan is, it certainly looks nice. You’ll be able to carry around a speaker in your pocket. Since they look pretty trendy, you can imagine that you’ll end up paying a premium for it, though.
So what do you get when you put together a brilliant professional prop builder and the love of creating techie stuff? Stunning speaker systems, that’s what, if you happen to be Richard Grant.
Most likely you wouldn’t be familiar with his name, although you might have already seen some of the fruits of his labor in feature films like Alice in Wonderland, TRON, Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus,
What is it about characters that are named Ghost that works so well? I liked Ghost in The Matrix and Matrix games, the direwolf named Ghost in A Game of Thrones, and there are probably other instances of this name working well.
There’s something cool about retro-inspired electronics. The Vandal AMP dock is from Skullcandy, a company best known for their skater-chic headphones, and it works with iPhones and iPod Touches. Don’t worry, you won’t find old technology hidden underneath its hood.
This nifty new portable speaker from Nokia was launched along with their N9 smartphone, and the Nokia Play 360° can start play immediately once it’s ‘bumped’ by NFC-enabled devices (Near Field Communications). It also works with Bluetooth and the name comes from its 360-degree omni-directional sound.
These speakers were created by the design duo Joon&Jung, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and they’ve come up with something that completely handcrafted and beautiful. The initial purpose was to design speakers that were handmade, yet still dish out optimal sound.
This was probably your parents’ worst nightmare. Thanks to Back to the Future, we all love gigantic speakers. Well, this subwoofer is pretty huge and it’s been made into a chair. Do you think it will be loud enough for you?
Here’s a great gift for Rubik’s Cube fans – the officially-licensed Rubik’s Speaker. Fortunately – or unfortunately for hardcore fans – the speaker isn’t puzzling to use. It’s powered via USB and has a 3.5mm jack.
While the Trumpet amplifier looked really good, it was a tad expensive, which is why the iPhone Portable Amplifier Horn is an interesting alternative. As with the iTrumpet and iVictrola, it doesn’t need any electricity but the resulting sound is somewhat louder than the barebones speaker.
I’m a shower kind of guy, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the need for some entertainment if you’re taking a soak after a long day at work. I like the fact that this little thing gets the job done without spending hundred of dollars on speakers and a system for your bathroom.