Swedish industrial design agency People People‘s Transparent Speaker was introduced to the world a year ago, and is featured in will.i.am and Britney Spear’s music video for Scream and Shout! Now, the project is becoming available to the masses through a Kickstarter campaign. The speaker, which is made with high quality audio components and materials, effortlessly blends into any environment instead of sticking out against the decor.
It has a built-in power amplifier with embedded digital signal processing (DSP) that ensures a full and balanced sound. There is a machined aluminum control panel with simple knobs for bass, treble, and volume. An LED indicator for power-on and display also appears on the front, along with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack. On the back of the speaker, there is another 3.5mm jack, a powered USB port, and a toaster slot for AirPort Express routers.
After launching on December 13th, the Transparent Speaker is already past the halfway point of its $120,000 goal on Kickstarter. Backers can pledge $490 for a fully assembled speaker or $360 for an unassembled version without the glass panels. Watch the video below for more information: