I love gadgets. Any kind of gadget pretty much, and I’m interested. So imagine when I saw the blurb for this little box of tricks.. “Turn anything into a speaker!”
It works too.. which is pretty crazy. The quality of the sound depends what you’ve “turned into” a speaker, or rather more accurately what flat surface you’ve stuck it on.
- The unit itself next to my iPhone. Nice and compact.
The bottom part on the above photo comes away and has a suction pad, which attaches to any flat surface. This vibrates, and causes the object to mimic a speaker. As above the mileage you get depends what it’s stuck to, but get yourself a cardboard box, and you’re in business!
The sound is terrific considering the source is so tiny. Plus you can fold a carboard box up :)
My coffee table is a cheap wooden Ikea job, and using this speaker attached to my laptop, it actually improves on the audio quality my laptop is capable of.. the unit also comes with a USB cable so it can be powered by a USB port rather than two AAA batteries. You also get two replacement sticky pads, in case they wear over time.
Below is a video from MobileFun which shows their various, and somewhat inventive uses for the device :)
I would recommend this gadget for anyone that possibly travels where space is a premium, and anyone that just likes novel and funky gadgets. Part of the fun is trying out new surfaces / objects and seeing how it transforms the sound! For example, one of the best sounds I got was in the bath – obviously above the water line!
The last thing to say, is that I wrote this review on my laptop, in my kitchen, listening to ‘Hurts’ through a cardboard box.
Funny old world.