Portable speakers could pass for radiators

Industrial look spreads to desktop.

Elecom

The design trend dedicated to the lowly radiator seems to have expanded to the desktop. That, at least, could be one explanation for this latest portable speaker system from Elecom.

This industrial-looking pair can be fastened and used as a single space-saving unit or separated into two speakers, according to Fareastgizmos, for either an iPod or a laptop. They pack a total of 2 watts of power and work with both batteries and an AC outlet.

Contributing to their utilitarian appearance are its three "colors": black, gray, and white. If they only had some kind of built-in heating unit, it could complete the radiator motif. But that kind of thing would probably require the expertise of Brando .

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