This Speaker Alerts When Its Parts Need Replacing
After successfully debuting their gorgeous looking Transparent Speaker back in 2011, Stockholm-based design studio People People have just launched a smaller version of the speaker aimed at improving the sustainability of electronics while still offering the same acoustic performance. Took a look at the Small Transparent Speaker.
Made using hardened glass and a White/Black coated aluminium unibody frame, the sustainable Small Transparent Speaker is perfect for any contemporary living space. But as well as being the epitome of Scandi-cool, it’s also incredibly sustainable.
It’s designed to last too. Despite being made out of recycled materials, rather awesomely the speaker comes with built-in sensors that can detect if parts need to be repaired, replaced, or updated. Users will be notified by their smartphone, and offered easy ways to take action – thus saving waste. Broken products that can’t be repaired at home can be shipped back in the empty containers to the manufactures too. So don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy.
The Transparent Speaker is built with premium audio components. It features two-custom made 2.5 inch full range drivers for crisp lifelike vocals, bass radiators for some added punch, and a built-in amplifier which has embedded digital signal processing (DSP) to ensure a full and balanced crystal clear sound.
Being minimal, on the front of the speaker you’ll find a volume knob, a classic rocker switch for power on and off, a LED to show you if the speaker is on and a 3.5mm jack if you prefer to use the included cable for your audio source. That’s it. Naturally the speaker does also come with both WiFi and Bluetooth, with the wireless connectivity also meaning that People People can update the software easily.
The Small Transparent Speaker by People People is being funded over at Kickstarter where it still needs to raise around $175,000 in just over a couple of weeks. With deliveries expected in June this year, a sustainable Transparent Speaker will set you back around £200. Head over to the Kickstarter Website for more details.