aiFi Stackable Speakers
Smart Stackable Speaker
As music lovers we believe that music should be shared in a easy way and if possible wherever you are.
By creating a sturdy, well designed speaker that can be used outdoors as well as indoors with the same high sound quality we could make this possible.
Introducing the fact that you can increase both the sound quality and volume by just stacking speakers together like Legos would be a fantastic solution. A truly social speaker that works great alone and even better together. That is aiFi®.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
aiFi® is the speaker with the unique stackability. One single unit is enough to fill your room with excellent sound – stack aiFi®s together and it gets even louder and better.
aiFi®, artificial intelligence Fidelity, is a high performance portable Bluetooth speaker and is the first truly intelligent modular speaker system, which can be built with several units just like Lego.
With no given limitation you can stack the units together in any configuration you can.
Great Alone. Better Together.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
aiFi® is easy to use with your mobile phone or tablet. Just connect with Bluetooth, analogue Line-in or with S/PDIF optical input. There are no cables, no settings – just stack them on top, or beside each other, and experience the magic.
As aiFi® offers true modularity and scalable sound, it does the job all the way from bed side to the party. Three stacked aiFi® easily makes a Soundbar for your TV. And a Six-Stack is perfect for a party on your patio.
Bring your aiFi® wherever you go – indoors and outdoors. The flexibility in your aiFi® makes it possible to play all day – alone or together with others. Anywhere.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in March 2014 in Karlstad, Sweden and launching globally April 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Inspired by the light and ruggedness in the Scandinavian landscape both the colors and materials are chosen with utmost consideration. The grey, silver and black colors fits well both indoors in the finer spaces as well as outdoors in the snow or forrest. Aluminum and steel are the two main materials the user will see and feel. You instantly just by looking and feeling an aiFi® speaker that it is a sturdy peace of equipment made to enjoy outdoors. It also fits great in every type of room in the house. No lables or big brand logos destroys the elegance of the aiFi®.
The functionality of each aiFi® is based on artificial intelligence. The communication between each unit uses Sound Dimensions own WaveDot (TM) technology which means no cables, no settings and no hassle.
Just grab and go, stack and show! Great Alone. Better Together. (TM)
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: 184W x 65D x 64H (63H added for any stacked unit) mm
Speaker drivers: 15W 48 mm long throw custom-made
Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion cell
Input: Pro grade analog line-in and combined SPDIF optical input up to 192kHz/24bit. Bluetooth® apt-X enabled
Charger: 12V 1.0A power adapter
Security: Dual Kensington® lock slots
Stackable, Sturdy, Rugged, Elegant, Speaker, Portable, Sound, Great Alone, Better Together,
The design process has been very iterative, including napkin sketches and advanced CAD-work. The use of 3D-printing has been a very important tool. Early stage function testing was made with plexiglass prototypes. Step-by-step both functionality and design has evolved together.
The initial design idea had two main objectives: to be stylish enough to fit in a living room yet Rugged enough to invite the user to just Grab and Go. We found the mix between steel from Värmland in Sweden and cast aluminum to be an intriguing mix of materials.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Fredrik Gunnarsson and Designer: Victor Isaksen
Fredrik Gunnarsson & Victor Isaksen, 2015.
Patent pending No: PCT/SE/2015/050353
Design Copyright No: