People People Speaker

As speakers get bigger and bigger, they sometimes become more and more of an eyesore.  Sure, they sound great, but they look out of place.  People People wanted to solve the following problems:

  • People want music to sound good. How can we let the music equipment blend in nicely, while still be proudly perceived as high tech?
  • These days people keep music in many different digital places. How can we allow people to play it without hassle or cables everywhere?
  • Electronic waste is a huge environmental problem. How can we design something that doesn’t add to that huge landfill?

There solution was a transparent speaker – but they didn’t stop there. The speakers come with a small wifi antenna, that can plug in to any computer, music player or smart phone out there. It will also work for old stereos or vinyl equipment. Their aim is to set the music free regardless where it’s stored.

But what about the electronic waste problem?  They solved it this way:

“Being big is good for sound quality, but not so good for shipping. Any other speaker will ship a lot of air around the globe before ending up in your living room. This speaker ships in a small, flat package that goes in through your mailbox. The glass sheets making up the box is being ordered through the glass repair shop closest to every single customer. In that way the speaker reduces shipping with up to 90%, and supports local handicraft in one go. A very economical and ecological solution.

The speaker is then assembled at home, IKEA style. This also means that the components that breaks first (the rubber ring and the speaker cone) can be easily replaced, keeping the product away from any landfill.”

We think this is an awesome idea, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one to check it out.  Still in development phase, they hope to release them soon.

More info at peoplepeople.se

 

 

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