C4DCafe Speaker Design Contest

 - Feb 29, 2008   Updated: Aug 10 2011
References: gizmodo
These are pictures of entries in a speaker design contest by C4DCafe. The designs are mostly meant to be aesthetically pleasing and some of the gadgets were made to be more for decoration than for functionality. Some of these speaker prototypes definitely look kind of weird. Still others are really beautifully designed even if functionality was sacrificed for the sake of beauty. I would put some of these decorative speakers in my home.

Implications - While many people assume technology should be streamlined and minimal in its design, the use of creative packaging can help tech products to stand out from other products with similar functions. These speakers are the perfect example of how a regular speaker can be transformed into a must-have for consumers.