Atypical Audio

A desire for individual expression prompts more abstract tech aesthetics

Implications - Moving away from minimalist aesthetics, consumers are turning to eccentric audio devices as a mode of expression. Providing speakers and headphones that are reflective of personal tastes and hobbies, these products signify a turn toward more familiar and approachable design, even in contemporary goods.
SCORE: 4.8
This Year and Mild Top 6 Examples: 6,225 Total Clicks Apr 14 - Jan 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechGadgets
80s-Inspired Speaker Systems - The 'Monster Blaster' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
SCORE: 6.2
This Year and Warm 1,115 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 16
80s-Inspired Speaker Systems
The 'Monster Blaster' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
While many of the audio systems debuted at CES 2016 were smaller and more compact than ever, the ‘Monster Blaster’ offers a hefty, 80s-inspired speaker system for consumers who have yet... [More]
Levitating Bluetooth Speakers - The OM/One Speakers Were Developed by OM Audio
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 3,228 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 14
Levitating Bluetooth Speakers
The OM/One Speakers Were Developed by OM Audio
OM Audio, the manufacturer of such venerable audio gizmos such as the Mantra speakers and Inearpeace earphones, has well and truly delved into the world of bizarre novelty products with its new OM/... [More]
Bendable Speaker Systems - The Syphon 'Soundwave' Portable Speaker System Bends for Convenience
SCORE: 5.2
This Year and Mild 573 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 16
Bendable Speaker Systems
The Syphon 'Soundwave' Portable Speaker System Bends for Convenience
The demand for convenient mobility products is on the rise, which the Syphon ‘Soundwave’ portable speaker system looks to satisfy with a literal twist. Featuring a totally flexible... [More]
Tea Cup Speakers - These Cute Wireless Elecom Music Tumblers Look Have a Cup and Saucer Design
SCORE: 4.5
This Year and Mild 573 Clicks Pub: Dec 31, 15
Tea Cup Speakers
These Cute Wireless Elecom Music Tumblers Look Have a Cup and Saucer Design
If you care more about the way your audio equipment looks than how it might actually sound, this cup and saucer speaker—or “music tumbler”—is the adorable sound accessory you... [More]
Golf Ball-Like Portable Audio - The Be Yo Mobile Speaker Can Be Hung Off of Any Surface
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 275 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 14
Golf Ball-Like Portable Audio
The Be Yo Mobile Speaker Can Be Hung Off of Any Surface
The Be Yo Mobile Speaker is a great alternative to its competition. It is a portable sound system that can be hung off of just about any surface thanks to its looped cord. Shaped like a golf ball,... [More]
Deceiving Donut Speakers - These Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Double as a Delicious Treat
SCORE: 2.1
Untested 461 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 14
Deceiving Donut Speakers
These Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Double as a Delicious Treat
Spice up your parties with this cool Donut Wireless Bluetooth Speaker that looks like nothing less than a real delicious donut. By having Bluetooth v3.0 Technology embedded in it, this speaker can... [More]