People’s People’s Transparent Speaker on Kickstarter

January 1, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A Transparent Speaker would add a nice touch to your living room furniture. The transparency adds class and style, and would seemingly blend in with the surroundings.

The Transparent Speaker, from Stockholm’s People People AB, started off as a Kickstarter project, and it would really appeal to those who look for stylish entertainment systems. It does look like as if someone cleaned out a fish tank and put in speakers!

The system comprises of a sturdy metal frame that houses six tempered glass panels. The front panel holds a duo full-range three-inch drivers, a 6.5-inch woofer and a controller box.

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All these are custom made and each are held inside with butterfly screws. The best part of this system is that you can, if you wish to do so, remove the parts and swap them with another one of your choice.

The controller has, on the front face, three knobs for bass, treble and volume, as well as a power toggle, LED indicator and a 3.5mm auxiliary jack. The rear houses a secondary 3.5mm jack, a powered USB port and a toaster slot.

The USB port allows the user to hook their Bluetooth-enabled devices, while the toaster slot can be used for filling in the current and the previous generation of AirPort Express routers.

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People People is in the process of raising funds to commercialize their product. The price tag is $500, and while that may seem to be a bit on the heavy side, I think it’s money well spent.

If you want to save a few bucks, you can go for the kit version that costs around $400, although you would have to snap in your own glass panes.

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