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Verisonix Demos Its Flexible, Cardboard-Thin Speakers

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Taiwanese company unveils its ultra-thin, flexible, low power speaker.

Credit: Cnet AsiaCredit: Cnet AsiaThere were plenty of big and small speaker systems at CES last week, but Verisonix's e-Speaker is definitely one of the most intriguing pairs of speakers we saw. The e-Speaker is a low power, flexible, card-board thin speaker that is able to play sound at a volume and quality that is just as good as conventional speakers.

Verisonix Flexible Speaker

Although it is designed for integration into bags and clothing, the e-Speaker's ultra-low energy consumption of 0.1W along with its thin and flexible nature makes it perfect for just about any kind of application. Rather than the graphite of traditional speaker systems, Verisonix's e-Speaker utilizes the power of electrets, a sheet of metal with electrostatic qualities that help keep power consumption and size down.

The company won't be selling the clothes or speakers on their own, but will be partnering up with larger clothing manufacturers to create and sell products with e-Speaker integration. No news on when we might see any of these products in public or their pricing, but we'll definitely be keeping our ears peeled for them.

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    alidan , January 20, 2012 11:27 AM
    nice, what ever happened to the directional speakers?
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    rangas , January 20, 2012 11:55 AM
    clothes entirely made out of speakers, WANT
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    sunflier , January 20, 2012 12:25 PM
    "Hey buddy, can you turn shorts down plz?! Sheesh!"
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    rawful , January 20, 2012 12:41 PM
    Ugh, it's bad enough to hear hip-hop, or lady gaga or whatever other crap blaring from everyone's cars. Now they can aurally assault me with their clothes?!!! This cannot come to pass!
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    frenchy , January 20, 2012 12:47 PM
    Can't help but to be intrigued.
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    bbfknight , January 20, 2012 1:23 PM
    well... the low end base on that thing is probably BRUTAL!
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    Goldengoose , January 20, 2012 1:48 PM
    rawfulUgh, it's bad enough to hear hip-hop, or lady gaga or whatever other crap blaring from everyone's cars. Now they can aurally assault me with their clothes?!!! This cannot come to pass!

    At least when chavs walk past blaring music out of their phone, it will be of bearable quality now.
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    JohnA , January 20, 2012 1:54 PM
    What a nightmare. Imagine what political campaigns will do with this. Advertisers too. Invest in noise cancelling products now, you will make a fortune.
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    frenchy , January 20, 2012 3:01 PM
    Reminds me of the days when people walked around with boom boxes on their shoulders.
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    g-thor , January 20, 2012 5:10 PM
    I am so looking forward to being on a bus with 45 different songs/styles blaring at me at once. Lady Gaga next to Lawrence welk, across from Conway Twitty who's next to the Stones. Just in front of them is a Souza march and Beethoven's 9th. What a musical place it will be.
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    martel80 , January 21, 2012 9:54 AM
    bbfknightwell... the low end base on that thing is probably BRUTAL!

    Quite the opposite. This technology sucks at bass which is probably why they used strings for the demo.
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    freggo , January 21, 2012 1:22 PM
    martel80Quite the opposite. This technology sucks at bass which is probably why they used strings for the demo.


    Actually it sounds more like a cello and the frequency response does not sound bad at all.
    Of course the next step would be a 'woofer' that is actually a small verionof these speakers that has adhesive on one side; will be taped to your belly to give you that low frequency vibration feel in the gut. Watch out for the brown notes however :-)

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    freggo , January 21, 2012 1:24 PM
    a small version of these speakers...
    God, I wish it was possible to go back and fix typos !
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    wolley74 , January 21, 2012 8:48 PM
    surround sound hoodies anyone?
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