On first look, this speaker doesn’t look like much more than a novel see-through boombox. Yet, on closer look, it becomes clear that the Small Transparent Speaker from People People actually offers up a totally new take on sustainable consumer electronics.
A follow up to the Swedish design team’s first speaker, this one offers all of the same quality and features – but in a smaller, more affordable package. Made from aluminum and hardened glass, the housing boasts two tweeters and a bass speaker that put out high fidelity and full sound – whether streaming via Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, or with an aux connection. What truly sets this speaker apart from others, however, is the fact that it notifies you if any parts fail. Once you get that notification, instead of tossing the entire thing out, People People provides you with a prepaid package for you to send the parts back to them to be recycled. This simple but effective solution means that you are buying more than just a speaker – but access to sustainable and responsible way to rid yourself of difficult to deal with electronic waste. These are expected to retail for $310. [Purchase]