We're big fans of unique, funny and whimsical designs &mdash especially when they transform an average item into something above average (whether it's aesthetically or technically). We've been known to purchase a few products here and there based solely on their design.
Heck, we even have the XL Earbud Speakers on our desk right now &mdash they were a gift and we thought they were too funny. Plus, we don't normally listen to much music in the office anyway! So, you can see what initially attracted us to the Folding Speakers. They look much like an accordion, and we think it was meant to be ironic and because the shape is supposed to supply better sound quality.
According to the manufacturer, The accordion-style design creates a large resonance chamber and makes the sound richer than most other small speakers. The Folding Speaker is a USB or battery powered amplified speaker &mdash for computers, media players, video games, etc.
So, these speakers aren't meant to replace your high quality computer speakers any time soon, but if you're looking for a cheap speaker with cool design, this might be your guy.
Available for $18 from Design Warehouse