Sugr Cube Sound System Responds to Taps, Pats and Tilts for Commands

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 13, 2015
References: kickstarter & yankodesign
This gesture-controlled speaker is a great example of one of the directions that technological device design is taking. On one hand, many electronics and smartphone apps are making it possible for consumers to make detailed and filtered decisions about how they'd like hardware and software to behave; in this case, the opposite approach is taken.

The Sugr Cube speaker has been developed for seamless music streaming, enabling the user to simply tap the top of the little wooden box to play or pause his audio entertainment. To change tracks, you just tilt the gadget from side to side. To share your favorite songs with your friends over social media, just press and hold your hand on the top of this gesture-controlled speaker. It even has an alarm clock snooze function when you flip it over, and it can softly put you to sleep at night.