In Japan this week Fujiflim has taken the wraps off its new Fujifilm Flexible Beat Speakers, which are equipped with a bendable diaphragm, together with a viscoelastic polymer that hardens in the audible range (20Hz to 20kHz) and softens in the range for bending it by hand.
The Fujifilm Flexible Beat Speakers were unveiled at the Nano Tech 2013, show last week in Tokyo, where they showcase a slim speaker, retractable speaker and Japanese fan (sensu)-like speaker, Fujifilm explains they :
“mixed the viscoelastic polymer with piezoelectric ceramics to make a piezoelectric composite and packaged it with a protection layer after sandwiching it with electrodes. When a voltage is applied to the electrodes, the piezoelectric ceramics vibrates, and the viscoelastic polymer functions as a diaphragm.”
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet as the design is still in its concept development stage at the moment, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.