Futuristic concepts that sound too good to be true? Such are the striking winners of the Sound Innovation design competition organised by Designboom, in association with consumer electronics and design experts Plantronics and Altec Lansing. The two victorious participants are the On-Time Sound headset system and the Altec Lansing Mini.
Stylish and efficient, the handy On-Time system sets a new era in the field of portable sound systems. It features a sleek headset and a high-tech bracelet which resembles a watch, and could actually replace one. The modern LCD screen on the bracelet displays music tracks, time and even the caller id of those trying to reach you.
Mini, on the other hand, aims to become the ideal mate for your lovely MP3 player when sharing is in your heart and mind. The miniature plug and play gadget boasts a glossy design and promises to keep playing your favourite music for you and your companions for hours. Its high quality sound output and its convenient size will render it a marketing magnet.
Sound goes highly portable, functional and minute, so watch out for the price tags as well as those hazardous holes in your pockets.