The unlikely pairing of an industrial designer with an inventor has produced the Klang Speakers. Aside from their unique shape, the Klang Speakers (that are just a concept for now) are a cut above the rest because they direct the audio to a specific location.
The Klang Speakers came about when designer Adam Moller was researching his latest speaker system project. He came across the work of inventor Woody Norris and shazam! A great idea was born.
Thanks to an ultrasound beam that pinpoints the audio’s direction, the Klang can transmit to a specific area without being heard outside the beam’s range. This means that when using the Klang you and you alone can enjoy those groovy tunes.
Industrial Designer Adam Moller was the one most fascinated with applying Norris’ technology. He explains: “I was immediately inspired. I saw technology that had the potential to connect people to their audio like never before. I also saw an opportunity to take it one step further by making the signal spread adjustable. By having the signal originate at a single node and directing it into a dish, the node’s relative position to the focal point of the dish determines the spread of the sound. This means you can focus the sound on just yourself, or spread the signal to fill a wider area if you have company. Now you can have the privacy of traditional headphones without the wires, discomfort, and isolation.”
Since this is a concept, we have no idea when it’s coming out or if ever.
Via GizmagFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Design News