A unique Bluetooth speaker has been created by the team at UncommonGoods based in Brooklyn New York, in the form of the Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker which offers a wireless speaker inspired by the gramophone.
The Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker has this week launched by a Kickstarter with pledges available from $175 for earlybird backers with delivery expected to take place during September 2017.
Watch the video below to learn more about the unique design of the Bluetooth speaker which uses a vinyl record to create the amplification from the speaker. Its creators explain more about the inspiration and functionality of the very distinctive and unique Bluetooth speaker design.
The Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker puts a new spin on old LPs, letting reclaimed vinyl play music in an innovative way: as the speaker itself. You can’t drop the needle on these records, but they’ll play your entire digital music collection in analog-inspired style—a cool way to give your smartphone’s tiny speaker an audiophile upgrade. There’s also a nod to the nostalgic sweep of horn loudspeakers and gramophones, making it a true celebration of recorded music’s long history, from steel needle Victrolas to the frontiers of streaming audio.
UncommonGoods’ Product Development team helped Jeff Davis of Vinylux develop the retro-futuristic feel of the Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth® Speaker. “They pushed us to celebrate the feeling of the record, and to create an item that has a sculptural presence as an object,” Jeff reflected. With their extensive playlist of design experience and material sourcing skills, the team also helped work out the Bluetooth® and driver components, settling on a top-of-the-line coaxial speaker that resonates best with Jeff’s design.