iBall has embedded a Bluetooth speaker inside a work of art
Bangalore, October 1 2018: The days of big in-your-face speaker systems are over. Now, it's all about understated style. Bluetooth lets you ditch those ugly wires -- and now iBall has taken subtlety a step further by embedding its latest 'Frame Speakers' in works of hangable art.
In look and feel, these can be mistaken for wall-mounted art canvases -- they come, complete with pre-fitted hooks and the required screws. But the discreetly-placed USB charging and microSD card slots tell you that handsome painting doubles as a full fledged Bluetooth speaker-cum-FM radio. The canvas is approximately 47 cms by 37 and weighs under 3 kg. Fully charged, it can play music from any wireless source for some 10-12 hours. It harnesses something called Metal Alloy Surface Acoustic Technology, to get the sound out of the wood and canvas -- and the result is a mellow audio that, with the right piece of music, can add style and class to your home.
The Frame Speaker cost Rs 11,999 and comes in a choice of 7 designs. One of them is blank: you can paint your own masterpiece. ANAND PARTHASARATHY