I don't often get excited about technology, leaving the research for that kind of thing to my other half. But this week I was contacted by a group of Danish designers who are trying to crowd fund the launch of this very cool product…
The db60 blurs the line between home audio and interior decoration. In a practical sense, its a speaker. A pretty cool one too - there are no buttons, it is always on standby, and you can either stream music via Bluetooth or plug in any audio equipment using a headphone jack (yes, even mini discs, cassette tapes and vinyl).
It uses the newest Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP, which I'm told translates to giving you a long range and the best audio quality available. If using an iPOD or iPhone, place your device on the “wing” and it can be charged at the same time.
From an aesthetic perspective, the db60 hits all the right notes. One of my pet hates is how ugly technology can be (I once cried when my then fiance, now husband, brought home what he thought was an amazing flat screen TV. All I saw was an enormous box in the corner of the room - it was the days before LCD wall hung options). This speaker actually looks great, based on the heritage and simplicity of Nordic design. I certainly wouldn't object to having it in my living room.
To make the db60 available to the public, the designers have scheduled the launch of a crowd funding campaign on the Kickstarter website later this month. To find out more visit their website at db60.dk.