Hacked Gadgets Forum

January 13, 2007

Solid Drive Speakers

at 6:08 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets

Andy McCaskey of Slashdot Review took a look at a very interesting device at CES. Slap it onto a table (or almost any surface) and you have an instant speaker. Reminds me of the magneplanar technology.

“This was the most fascinating device that we saw today – Inductive Dynamics Inc makes devices that attach to walls or surfaces and turn them into speakers for home theater applications. In this photo, the sheet of glass is suspended vertically, and the transducer (small chrome plated cylinder at the bottom) makes the entire sheet of glass into a speaker. The rear screen projector is mounted high in the booth and is projecting the image on the glass – which gives the absolute “Princess Leia” effect standing in free space (not a total illusion 3D but 2D) . You can imagine glass speakers for department stores and the speaker / glass for boardroom situations.”