3-in-1 portable Bluetooth® Speaker
After the successful launch of the award-winning Honeycomb our first wireless speaker designed by Michael Young in 2010, we started to work on different concepts around the audio world. Switch is our latest development.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Native Union’s SWITCH is a powerful, portable Bluetooth® speaker, conference call unit and mobile powerbank. Its simple design allows it to be used in a vertical or horizontal position, with an intuitive volume wheel design that channels the retro-but-modern feel Native Union is known for. SWITCH is perfect for anyone who uses a mobile device for conference calls and enjoying music and movies. SWITCH provides 14 hours of audio playback time with crystal clear sound and has a powerful 1800mAh battery that allows it to function as a power bank for USB-enabled mobile devices.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The wireless portable speaker. Enjoy your music,
movies and games with powerful sound and active
bass. A professional conference call solution with full
duplex microphone. Compatible with all Bluetooth®
enabled devices. Use as a power bank and charge
your USB mobile devices on the go. Use vertically or
horizontally – you decide.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Launched in 2013
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SWITCH is manufactured in our modern ISO workshop using the latest SMT, Plastic injection and finishing techniques to ensure durability and reliability. Each SWITCH is assembled by hand and 100% tested and inspected to meet our high standards, and the audio quality is measured in an anechoic chamber with a spectrum analyzer, to ensure each unit produces the identical sound SWITCH is recognized for. Finally Switch is placed in high quality; durable packaging to make sure it reaches our customer in perfect condition
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimension: (L) 10.5 x (H) 25.6 x (D) 8.6 cm (Boxed)
Product Only Weight: 521.5 g
portable Bluetooth® Speaker, conference call unit and mobile powerbank
Developed by Native Union Design Lab in conjunction with acoustic engineers to ensure powerful sound, thanks to three speakers including an active sub-woofer.
Our approach on this project was to hide all the
technology in a very minimal and geometric shape.
A very important part of our design ethos at Native
Union is to make the product more accessible and
attractive breaking the barrier between technology and
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Native Union Design Lab
Fabien Nauroy, 2012.