Hidden Radio & BlueTooth Speaker
In the face of over-complicated electronic devices, the Hidden Radio & Bluetooth Speaker – by San Francisco-based designer John van Nieuwenhuizen and Milan-based designer Vitor Santa Maria – bucks the trend with its simple, quiet and compact design.
The minimally designed Bluetooth speaker and radio is formed without knobs, buttons or displays and requires no instructions: its ergonomics rely on the user’s intuition. To turn on the device, the user simply twists and lifts the cylindrical cap. The further the cap is lifted, the more internal volume is created and thus, the louder the volume.
The battery-powered speaker can attain a volume of 80 decibels and features an FM radio and wireless Bluetooth technology that can support any iPhone, iPad, smartphone, tablet or computer. The speaker also has the capacity to adapt to non-Bluetooth devices with a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
The project is currently seeking support through the online funding platform Kickstarter in order to begin production.