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Tech Going Against the Trend

Gradient Helsinki 1.5 Loudspeaker

— March 2, 2008 — Tech
With the current trend of making gadgets smaller and lighter, Finnish company Gradient goes in the opposite direction with their new Gradient Helsinki 1.5 loudspeaker. A 92 cm 23 kg speaker, yes 23 kilos I say! They describe it as "A loudspeaker concept born from our twisted way of thinking differently."

The handmade Gradient Helsinki 1.5 is constructed in Finland in limited numbers and promises Controlled Directivity that is achieved by using Dipole Bass, Cardioid Midrange and Wave-guided tweeter. It comes in Birch, Walnut oiled, Oak oiled, Black and White.

If you love music and unique designs, this is the speaker for you, but expect a premium price.
Trend Themes
1. Bigger Gadgets - Designing gadgets that defy the trend of smaller and lighter devices, presenting opportunities for companies to offer unique and innovative products.
2. Controlled Directivity - Developing speaker technology that utilizes dipole bass, cardioid midrange, and wave-guided tweeter technology, disrupting the traditional sound experience and offering enhanced audio quality.
3. Handmade Limited Editions - Creating limited edition, handmade products, like the Gradient Helsinki 1.5 loudspeaker, providing exclusivity and appealing to consumers who value unique designs and craftsmanship.
Industry Implications
1. Audio Equipment - The audio equipment industry can explore the opportunity of designing bigger and unconventional speakers to cater to a niche market that seeks unique audio experiences.
2. Home Décor - Companies in the home décor industry can leverage the trend of handmade limited editions by collaborating with audio equipment manufacturers to create aesthetically pleasing speakers that seamlessly blend with interior design.
3. Luxury Consumer Electronics - The luxury consumer electronics industry can capitalize on the demand for high-end, exclusive products by offering limited edition gadgets like the Gradient Helsinki 1.5 loudspeaker.
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