Teenage Engineering’s New Pocket Operators

Adding three new members to the affordable, miniature synth family

Miniature, inexpensive and incredibly addictive: the Pocket Operator series has electronic music producers and fans furiously making music on the go with dexterous thumbs. The Swedish collaboration between audio tech nerds Teenage Engineering and fashion brand Cheap Monday has just been expanded, adding three new members to the Gameboy-like Pocket Operator family. While the debut three products (Rhythm, Sub and Factory) covered the bases in …

Hands On with the Teenage Engineering + Cheap Monday’s Pocket Operators

Super-fun, miniature synthesizers that look like pocket calculators for all ages and levels

What happens when audio engineers and a clothing brand get together? Swedish brands Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday broke news of a collaboration at the start of the year, generating more than a little hype about the resulting products named Pocket Operators (PO): miniature synthesizers resembling calculators that will cost just €69 each. “The Factory” for melody, “Sub” for bass oscillations and “Rhythm” for beats, …

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Swedish design firm Teenage Engineering returns with the world's first cloud speaker

The enfants terribles of the industrial design world return with yet another potential banger of a product, hot on the heels of the OP-1, the synthesizer that made it cool to tickle the ivories. This time Swedish firm Teenage Engineering plundered the license cabinet of Stig Carlsson, the Swedish engineer who dared to challenge the audio establishment with his speakers meant for use in a …