hironao tsuboi: vol speaker
 
hironao tsuboi: vol speaker
jul 07, 2011

hironao tsuboi: vol speaker

‘vol’ portable speaker, designed by hironao tsuboi for british american tobacco

the minimalist design of ‘vol’, a portable speaker created by japanese designer hironao tsuboi for kent of british american tobacco, is structured for intuitive use. composed of aluminum, the speaker is switched on and off by turning the dial; volume adjust is accomplished in the same manner.

featuring no buttons, the lightweight speaker measures 55 millimeters (2.2 inches) in diameter and 37 millimeters (1.4 inches) in height.

hironao tsuboi: vol speaker ‘vol’ is produced in silver, blue, and black

hironao tsuboi: vol speaker full side view

hironao tsuboi: vol speaker powered by lithium battery, the portable speaker includes an audio jack, USB port, and 5V DC connection

  • The Powermate doesnt have a speaker in it

    Herby
  • Rzah, the PowerMate is a USB knob control; the product on this page is an audio speaker. Other than some aesthetic similarities, they’re completely different.

    Nick S
  • Griffin have made one of these for years: [url=https://store.griffintechnology.com/desktop/powermate]PowerMate[/url]

    Rzah
  • any clue on where to order one?

    thedesctop
  • Elegant Yes, But how dose it sound???
    I mean that’s the point right?
    I would be very surprised if it sounded any better than my cell phone on loudspeaker!
    If that’s the case, whats the point, I guess you could just look at it?

    Would be better as a wireless remote control for your laptop/hifi but then I guess you could just use your iPhone for that….

    Dean
  • I love this! Where can I buy one?

    Chris
  • Dieter Rams would be proud 😀

    cjfrdpl
  • “to make it cordless would be trying too hard;” ??
    Yes, that is why they don’t show any cords in their publicity shots.
    Seems to me that they made the common error of not going far enough.

    socrat
  • to make it cordless would be trying too hard;
    this is effortlessly simple.
    where can i buy it?

    dj
  • so elegant, yet you couldn’t keep it cordless with bluetooth?

    mike

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