Music and sneaker culture are often pretty tightly woven together, but never has the connection been closer than with these computer speakers built inside a brand new pair of Nikes.
These aren't just cool looking speakers. They're cool looking ultrasonic speakers. The reason you want ultrasonic speakers is that they project focused sound in one single direction, creating audio that only you can hear.
The guys at Razer must have a shrink ray gun because their goal to miniaturize everything is getting a little out of hand. Take these Ferox gaming speakers they just announced. Guess how small it is. Don't be bashful.
Do you need a new speaker/iPod dock? Do you not mind if it's the ugliest goddamned speaker/iPod dock ever made? Well then, you should really check out the iPig.
When most people think of a netbook, they think small, underpowered and cheap. They don't expect a netbook to have a pair of speakers that won't sound like Tetris on Gameboy. We expect netbooks to sound inferior to larger notebook computers, but Toshiba wants to change that notion.
For $60,000, you can get yourself a pair of Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Speakers. Or, you can do what Alfonso de Rojas did, which was build his own over the course of about 400 hours.
Bow down and pray to the sounds of this floating Buddha — his base contains a pair of speakers. What gives the enlightened one his ethereal glow? In fact, the glow of all these speaker/sculptures from a company called TON (it's pronounced "tone," printed with a horizontal line over the "O" I can't reproduce here) is light reflected off 23-karat gold leaf.
This year's winners of the most ridiculously priced speakers is a tie: the four-way "absolute reference" Focal 3 Grande Utopia EM at $180,000 a pair, and the slightly more ostentatious KEF Muon (pictured above) at… drum roll, please, for the tote board change… $198,000 a pair!
You know, speakers don't need to be encased in some endangered Brazilian hardwood in order to sound good. Speaker makers only do stuff like that in order to weasel you out of more money. So why not go the opposite route with a set of speakers built out of PVC pipes?
I've seen a lot of silly-looking speakers in my day, but these might be the silliest. They're the Acadian Audio 100-watt Pnoe Speakers, and they are just downright ridiculous.