Tech is finally catching up with fashion and design in the style stakes. We pick five speakers and players that sound great and look good at the same time.
1. Copenhagen speaker, £719, vifa.dk
More like a chic handbag than a piece of home audio, this portable wireless speaker comes in six colours and has a woven-textile cover. Its minimal design is down to its slick polished aluminium frame.
2. BeoPlay A2, £299, bostpauls.co.uk
The A2 portable Bluetooth speaker packages superior sound quality in a compact design that weighs only 1.1kg and has 24 hours of battery life. Each of its three colour versions sports a luxurious leather carry strap.
3. Boom Boom speaker, £143, binauric.com
This tactile piece of audio kit plays sound and records too. In combination with the Boom Boom app, it updates itself with new features over time. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur contributed its unusual faceted form.
4. Moss Audio bluetooth speaker, £99 each, conranshop.co.uk
Moss promises to give its Bluetooth speakers the handmade treatment, precision cutting and finishing each one in high-grade acrylic composite. Decked out in stripes of various colours, we think its perfect for livening up summer trips to the beach.
5. Aether Cone Wi-Fi music player, £350, selfridges.com
Dubbed the “thinking” music player, the Aether Cone has been making quite a buzz. It learns what you like to listen to and when, playing tunes automatically via your home Wi-Fi and an online streaming service. The product is exclusive to Selfridges in the UK.
If you’re looking for something to pop in your bag for a trip to the park or beach, Moss Audio’s Bluetooth speaker is the right price and size. If you’re after a speaker that’s looks as good as the bag itself, splash out on the luxuriously-designed Copenhagen by Vifa.
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