Tree Stump Speaker for 'natural' sound
Danish industrial designer Thomas Laenner has come up with an interesting and arguably practical speaker design that nature lovers might be keen on.
by Timothy Fernandez August 19, 2011
You know what happens when nature-loving types invest in audio equipment for their homes? We don't either, but the concept Tree Stump Speaker might be something they'd be keen on.
With two potential designs, a tabletop version and one that's meant to be wall mounted, Danish industrial designer Thomas Laenner has come up with an interesting and arguably practical design. Take the wall-mounted version, for example. It features an iPhone/iPod dock that looks like a tree branch. The tabletop version, however, seems to utilize good old 3.5mm audio input jacks.
Two 4-inch drivers, which appear to be full-range types, would be pumping out the smooth sounds of Mother Nature (and hopefully more).
We think this design promises acceptable audio quality if the "trunks" were hollow and a bass-reflex port was thrown in somewhere. Here's hoping some speaker manufacturer finds out about Laenner's concept--and that it won't be Bang & Olufsen, so we could actually afford one.