Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape

A customizable wireless speaker system doubling as geometric wall tiles

After roughly four years of development, a new sound system—with home acoustic performance and pristine design at the forefront—will be making its way out of Denmark’s innovative Bang & Olufsen headquarters. Known as the BeoSound Shape, this wireless speaker system—fashioned in the form of modular, hexagonal wall tiles—approaches filling a room with sound in a new way. While each panel of the Shape looks the …

Ultimate Ears’ Petite, Powerful Wonderboom

An inexpensive, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that holds up in all conditions

Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we’ve had substantial time with the product already—testing out both sound quality and durability. Fans of the UE Boom and UE Roll will find …

Ceramic Gramophone Bluetooth Speaker

We frequently see industrial designers look to the past for inspiration, often digging up historic bits for a nostalgic effect. Rarely is it as refreshing or direct as Paolo Cappello Design’s new ceramic Bluetooth table speakers, fashioned after a gramophone horn. In three matte and two reflective colorways (as well as 24K gold), the speaker pairs with everything from iOS and Android to Windows and …