Sony Speaker Fits in Cupholder, Cuts Your Caffeine Consumption

From the “really cool but maybe pointless” file comes this Sony mobile speaker that is shaped like a travel coffee cup.

The speaker aims to provide ‘360 degree sound’ while sitting in your cupholder. Providing 16 watts of power with a 56-mm woofer and 20-mm tweeter, it also charges any Sony MP3 player attached to it by a cable.

A remote control is included so that, while driving, you can avoid fiddling with the controls on top of the coffee-cup shaped device.

Of course, sometimes we like things just because they seem like a cool idea, even when they aren’t very practical. For instance, why might you use this speaker and not simply plug your MP3 player into your car stereo? Much more importantly, if a cupholder is occupied with this, who is going to be held responsible for the significant rise in violence that will come as a result of people not getting their morning coffee?

[Source: Slippery Brick]

Written by Navneet Alang

Navneet Alang is a technology-culture writer based in Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @navalang

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