I am the first one to admit, that when it comes to most laptop desks, I run a mile away due to their rather uninspiring aesthetics. But that is not the case with the visually striking Laptop Dock LD 120 which apart from being a desk for your personal computer also comes equipped with a set of premium speakers. Designed by La Boite Concept, the Laptop Dock LD 120 highlights the convergence of technology and design and discards all traditional design cliches with much panache. The Laptop Dock LD 12 includes a built-in USB DAC converter and also comes with an USB port. Other features include two auxiliary inputs, a 120-watt RMS amplifier, and seven high performing speakers. Available in piano lacquer finishes like pure white, pure black, anthracite grey and bright red, this one can be purchased for $1,300.
Bose recently unveiled its Lifestyle 235 home theater system which according to them is their "best 2.1 channel surround system". Given the reputation and quality of their products, we give Bose the benefit of the doubt especially since the feature set will impress even the most critical HT connoisseur. The Lifestyle 235 system lets one enjoy up to 6 HD video and audio sources which means you can connect all your gadgets like your Blu-ray Disc player, cable box and gaming system etc at once. The Gemstone ES speaker promises stellar performance and the system also includes a built-in AM/FM tuner, and a convenient dock for your iPod or iPhone. For more details on this latest offering by the home theater maestros, head over to the product page.
Digital photo frames make great holiday gifts as who doesn't love to relive their most cherish experiences? Those who don't mind splurging should check out the Panasonic MW-20 Digital Photo Frame which is due for a November release. The MW-20 is not just a digital photo frame as it also moonlights as stereo sound system since it ships with a dock. Compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhone, the frame can play back videos and is equipped with a high-resolution 9-inch screen. To ensure great audio performance, the frame has a 5.6-mm Super Slim Semi Dome Speaker, a diffuser and a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which is capable of adjusting the audio signal. All the goodness comes with a price and in this case it is $249.95.
We've seen plenty of furniture pieces with dual use so far and we're certainly not going to stop showing you more. Today we have something else, a speaker set that caught our attention. The Rebaroque Speakers also act as paintings ready to redecorate the naked walls of your new home. The Rebaroque Speakers look like modern paintings, or works of art, since we're looking at more than paint usage here, and they come in regular paintings sizes with frames and everything else that makes them look like, well, paintings. Once mounted on the wall the Rebaroque Speakers will probably deliver the desired sound experience while also pleasing the eye in the process. Unfortunately we don't have specs and features to describe the actual speaker performance so you'll have to check back with the manufacturer for more details. Via Rebaroque
Most of the concept furniture items or design ideas we show you here are not yet finalized products ready to hit stores and some of them might never be picked up by manufacturers. But these Floe series glass speakers in the images below are definitely real and fully working today. They are actual speakers and they are made of actual glass. And there's some serious glass involved in building each speaker. How much? Well, about 80 pounds in each 4-foot tower. So how does glass produce sound? Apparently the base of each tower can vibrate and the glass is specially designed to pick up various frequencies and deliver any kind of music. The Floe Series is definitely worth investing in especially since it will surely add some personality to your multimedia room. Via GstSpeakers
Pioneer Electronics has just made the home theater market more competitive by introducing a new line of affordable entry level speakers. The newly unveiled Home Theater and Music Speaker series consists of two bookshelf speakers, one floor-standing speaker, one center channel and a powered sub. The best part? All this audio goodness is just at a price range of just $79 to $199. According to Pioneer price doesn't play a factor in quality as they come in radio-frequency-bonded curved cabinets which makes for reduced cabinet resonances.
Are you shopping for a new speaker system for your living room or home office? How a bout a Twisted Speakers set then? The tiny speakers in the images above will help you better enjoy your favorite songs and movies by letting you control and change their position at any given time. There are no wires to worry about and the speakers can be placed virtually anywhere, as long as they remained within Bluetooth range from your computer. Having no wires means the Twisted Speakers charge with help of an induction station. But why are they called Twisted Speakers? Well after you have placed them in the desired position you'll have to twist them to turn them on and off and change the volume level. Anyone intrigued yet by all these futuresque features? Via Isaac Teece
The other day we've shown you how customizable the pipeline seating system really is and today we're going to keep the same theme, but this time around we're adding a touch of technology to those pipes. The ikyaudio White Sea Cucumbers audio speakers are made from PVC and are available for just $199. In case white isn't your color then those Sea Cucumbers can come in red or yellow too. Inside each pipe you'll find a 3-inch magnesium/aluminum alloy full range driver, and you can expect a frequency response of 80-20,000 and the bass port is at the end of the pipe stand. The speakers are non-powered which means an additional amplifier may also be required. Before making up your mind, check out the video clip after the break showing these pipe speakers in action. Via etsy
For many of us the iPod is nothing short of a technological wonder and we can't even imagine life without it or in this case the afterlife! Meet the Horus Coffee Table which pays homage to this modern wonder, in ancient style. This not so ordinary table has an integrated dual speaker system, LED lighting and an iPod dock. French designer Staphane Thivend will sure win the approval from the Cult of Mac with his creation and we would personally love to blast "Walk Like an Egyptian " on it.
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