Looking like a sleek cross between a mini-fridge and that Star Wars repair droid, the Cloud Speaker from Teenage Engineering is a marvel of design before it’s even turned on. When it is activated, it becomes a WiFi-enabled, Bluetooth-controlled, 100W-amped speaker, designed to pump sound that fills not a sound lab, but a standard, real-life living room.
The Swedish firm received licence from the Stig Carlsson Foundation to reengineer its namesake‘s proprietary speaker design for the 21st century. Its from Carlsson’s revolutionary, avant garde aesthetic that the Cloud (model name: OD-11) takes its cues, with an unassuming, self-contained tweeter/woofer body that’ll add big sound but small visual impact to your apartment.
A nifty addition is the included Ortho wireless remote, which refreshes Bose’s in-line volume control from a few years back with new colors (blue, red, black) and a magnetic back plate that allows you to stick it to your fridge so you never lose it again.
The OD-11 Cloud Speaker will be available for around $800 USD in summer 2013. For updates on availability, sign up for Teenage Engineering’s mailer here.