Speaker design and function is something that is quite important. Most of the peripherals that we use need some form of speakers or headphones in order for us to hear them adequately. Not all speakers are created equal, and the fact of the matter is that most people don't have enough money to spend thousands on these. These are some of the winners of the Sound Innovation competition that was held over at Designboom.
Out of all of the entries, these are the two that we found really striking. If they will go into production, they would be something that would sell quite well, since they look quite good. I find it strange that the most striking design comes for a type of hands-free Bluetooth headset combo.
On-Time was designed by Pedro Gomes. It's a futuristic looking clock-bracelet coupled with a headset that enables you to access any Bluetooth device, such as your cell phone. We've seen loads of headsets, but none of them look quite this good. These are strikingly beautiful. The clock-bracelet allows you to see who calls and to access some functions of your cell phone. We can see this doubling as an MP3 player as well. It includes incoming call alerts and a LCD touchscreen.
Sound Eggs are designed by Ilshat Garipov. They are wireless multimedia speakers that work with computers and any other devices. The design is based on a tilting doll and simple white eggs. The really nice thing is that they can fit pretty much anywhere and are a simple solution to the common problem of speaker placement. For these types of speakers, you don't need to place them optimally, since you aren't really going for hi-fi sound. The speakers themselves don't have any support. They kind look like they are tilted. [via Designboom]