While some speakers are stylish enough to sit out in the open, others blend in with their surroundings a bit more. Some are lightbulbs, some are toys, some are tucked away in books, and even bird houses! Our favorite 18 are after the jump!
Below are some of our favorite speakers that pull double duty in the looks department. Lately there's been more speakers made with stylish-enough looks that they don't feel as awkward sitting out in the open. If you're not into high style (and usually high pricetag!) and are looking for something to blend in a bit more, try one of these 15 options below, several of which are DIY!
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• Moonlight Speakers: These glowing speakers light up the night as well as provide you with tunes. They're easy on the eyes for sure and would look great inside, or out.
• Speech Bubble Speakers: It's always nice to see design married with something practical that's used in every day life. These would look great sitting out or up on a bookshelf, either way - we love the ironic speech bubble for sure!
• Harman Kardon GLA-55 Bling Speakers: Who hasn't wanted a little bling once in awhile? Their crystal clear insides make their jagged exterior take center stage and look like an overgrown diamond or two.
• DIY Monster Speakers: DIY Monster Speakers. Really, the title says it all. We shall call this one Roger.
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• DIY Book Speakers: For those who truly want to tuck away their tunes, these will stay out of sight with the help from a few old books (at least we hope they're old books).
• Wireless Cube Speakers: When not in use, these speakers can sit together to form an inconspicuous black cube, take them apart and spread them throughout your space to enjoy!
• Outdoor Planter Speakers: In an effort to keep your outdoor speakers as low-profile as possible, planters are a great way to go when it comes to disguising your sound. Check out a few of these planter-based systems.
• Spica Light & Water Speaker: Sound and water mix in this Spica Speaker. Watch the water dance in the tube and on your ceiling before you fall asleep.
• Eggshell Speakers: A great DIY project to make your own small desktop set. Sometimes you can improve upon natures design!
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• Bird House Speakers: These were built for a nursery, though we think they'd be pretty great in an ulta-hip pad that doesn't take itself too seriously as well.
• Artcoustic's Crystal Frame Speaker: This "frame-speaker" can change out the middle panel to hold different solid colors and can have as much or as little blind added as you wish.
• Artcoustic DF65-50 X2 Speaker Frames: Like the Frame speaker above, this one gets your speakers off the floor and onto the wall, but this time with the ability to really blend in.
• BuTommaso Ceschi's Bulb-Sound-Speaker: These speakers screw into your light socket to create overhead sound that's extra simple (assuming you have a ladder) and looks great too!
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• Balloon Music Speaker: Meant to plug into personal audio devices, this speaker looks like a balloon or microphone. It's super cute and quite portable.
• Music Cage Speaker: Even though this bird cage isn't wireless, we like the idea of using one to dress up a space with a playful tone.
• Building Block Speaker: With the look of everyone's favorite building block, the Lego, these small speakers are a perfect match for your iPod.
• Headphonies: These toy-like speakers are extra portable and boast pretty great sound to boot (for a small speaker shoved in a toy). You can find various artist versions to suit your tastes.
• Klipsch Rock Speakers: When you think about speakers taking on the form of something else, the first thing that comes to mind is rocks. Toss them outside amongst your garden and plants for the perfect outdoor party.
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