These Wood Box Shelves are Actually Speakers

JVC Kenwood has just introduced an interesting speaker design that looks nothing like a speaker at all. In addition to displaying objects of your choice inside these chestnut wooden box frames, they are also Bluetooth enabled wireless speakers (although the vibrations may knock your knickknack off). The larger one measures about 12″ square, is called Forest Notes (model YG-FA30HV), and has a pair of 1w output channels. The Forest Notes Mini (model YG-FA2HV) is a 5.5″ square and has a single 1w channel. Both have an integrated lithium ion battery and stereo jack. If I’m reading this right, they will sell for about $3000 and $600, imported from Japan. Ouch. (jvc kenwood japan via akihabara news)