The Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker is simple and elegant, featuring a unique canister design that twists to activate. The device is developed by two industrial designers, who have been working on the project for the past four years. They've now reached the point of patenting the mechanism and launching a Kickstarter program to get the first production batch made and distributed.
The minimalist design should pair well with most any gadget and environment. Twisting the canister body reveals a speaker underneath, with more twists lifting the cover higher and revealing more of the speaker. This action also increases the volume of the speaker. Hence, operation simply involves pairing the speaker with a Bluetooth enabled media device and twisting the speaker open to your desired volume.
The volume of the speaker can go as high as 80dB and it features an impressive battery life of 30 hours. The speaker also has an AM/FM radio as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. It will be available in three colors of metallic silver, graphite black, and a special white edition.
Since it is a Kickstarter project, it will require a sufficient number of pledges to reach its target funding goal for the Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker to get the proper tooling to go into production. To reserve one of these speakers, you'll have to pledge $119. Shipping is scheduled for March 2012.