Though it has long since been proven that the Earth is indeed round, it seems with the the way technology is progressing that people want to revert to flat, thin thinking -- or at least, the Hannes Harmes Flat Boombox does.
The sheet of stainless steel is 0.5mm thin and is fitted with skinny speaker technology. It ships as a flat package, which means customers must bend their own sound system into shape. Self assembly is a definitely scary ordeal at first, but the fun you could have with a system like this is endless. With a little bit of creativity, you could stick this sleek sound box into the most obscure corners -- behind a headboard, on the wall or underneath a keyboard, perhaps?
These futuristic babies are the definition of big sound, small package.
The Hannes Harmes Flat Boombox is Impossibly Thin
1. Flat Speakers - The Hannes Harmes flat boombox speaker demonstrates a trend towards speakers that integrate seamlessly within the consumer's surrounding environment and flatten to ease portability.
2. Skinny Speaker Technology - This technology demonstrates a trend towards speakers that can be integrated into small spaces and used by consumers with mobility issues and/or tight living spaces.
3. Self-assembly Tech - The flat sheet of the Hannes Harmes and the design of other self-assembly speakers demonstrates a trend towards technologies that require little equipment and/or a low-tech approach to building smaller, less-invasive devices.
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can benefit from incorporating flat speaker/skinny speaker technology and self-assembly design into their overall product lines, which could help simplify installation and enhance portability options.
2. Interior Design - Interior design firms and professionals can look to flat/skinny speaker technology as a tool to enhance their customers' spaces with minimal intrusion, while still providing enhanced sound quality.
3. Hospitality - Hotels and other businesses in the hospitality sector can incorporate flat/skinny speaker technology and self-assembly design as a means of providing quality sound systems for all guests, regardless of limited space or mobility issues.