wood sound is more natural than plastic, or so I’ve heard, so why not make speakers and headphones in wood like the old gramophones ? That’s the bet of a star-up on kickstarter. The company proposes four products:
the Packable Wireless System, jambox like bluetooth speakers (8h battery)
The Passive Bookshelf System, huge sedentary hi-fi speaker.
The over-ear headphones, made of solid wood, for a sharper and bigger sound (literally).
The in-ear headphones, still made of wood.
I have no doubt the sound is great, but I worry more about the actual design and manufacturing process. It seems a bit harsh and not finished, even though it looks gorgeous. As I just updated to a CEOL airplay hi-fi system, and already have a working jambox, this won’t be for me, but if you’e searching for the perfect earbuds/headphones/mobile speaker/stereo, well this could be a good solution. Head over kickstarter before it’s too late for the early birds to get yours !