Fujifilm Bendable Speakers Roll Up like an Old Newspaper
Having its business run on the image capturing industry doesn’t make Fujifilm shy away to dip its toe on the audio entertainment technology. Recently, the Japan-based company announced its bendable speaker that you can literally roll and bend just like you would to your old newspaper. You may not needed but this thing looks lot fun to pay with.
Fujifilm calls its bendable speaker as Beat diaphragm and was shown for the first time at Nano Tech 2013 in Japan which closed just a few days ago. As interesting as its outer design, the innards of this speaker work unlike any other typical system. Its main functionality relies on the viscoelastic polymer. The said material, while it’s soft enough to be bent like a mere paper, hardens right away after certain sound is run through it. The sound has to be in the frequency of 20Hz to 20KHz, though.
That said, the speaker can only be retracted if it’s not playing any audio. Once an audio is pumped out of it, the polymer material will stiffen (sounds will be muffled if it stays soft), making it impossible to be rolled.
So, how does it sound to you? Unfortunate for Fujifilm, even though its bendable speaker is quite a thing, no one has made any purchase since it was publicized for the first time. Apparently, people are more interested to bendable display and smartphone. For audio system, they prefer to stay with the bulky yet powerful system. Still, there’s still a long way to go for this new comer and Fujifilm might release the upgraded model. Stay around!