Not too long ago, when it came to hi-fi systems, bigger was better. But now that we can squeeze our entire music collection into a device that fits into our palm, why would we want hulking black boxes for speakers? Rather, these days, the objective is to design systems that are as unobtrusive as possible. If they don’t blend in like upholstered furniture, they should at least be small. That’s the thinking behind the Hidden Radio & Bluetooth Speaker, a Kickstarter project that packs booming sound into a minimalist package about the size of an ordinary light bulb.
Although this product isn't quite reality yet, it looks very promising. As with the Nest Thermostat, it's great to see unique, attractive takes on otherwise dull products.