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Published February 26, 2013

Bookish
Old Books. Now New Speakers.

Audio BookCoffee-table books.

Let’s be honest, nobody reads them.

So they might as well be something more useful.

Like speakers.

Cue the band for: Audio Book, a rather ingenious means for upcycling discarded books into house speakers, available now.

Reflect upon all those times you’ve been straightening up the coffee table and, after casting a wayward glance at that Shepard Fairey monster in the middle, thought to yourself, “It’d be awesome if that thing could pump tunes while I dust.” Well, here you go.

So here’s what will happen. You’ll start by dropping some guys in Singapore an email. Then, you’ll tell them what you’re looking for in a book/speaker. You know: the book size you’d like, maybe even the actual tome they can use from their supply of books (presumably all from shut-down Borders).

In a few weeks, you’ll be shipped your music maker and be able to blast Kid ’n Play on an ex-book to your heart’s content. Note: the thicker the book, the better the sound.

Oh, and we think you’ll like what you hear. Each speaker is custom-made, so each one carries a unique resonance. The makers even use recycled speakers from actual music studios.

Chances of getting a speaker John Tesh has used at some point: small, but real.
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