do you love living in the cloud? if so, we have reasons to believe that your most treasured music collection must be stashed in the cloud and hence, you would love the OD-11 Cloud Speaker by Teenage Engineering. why bother to boot up your computer or waste precious juice of your mobile devices just to enjoy the music you have on the cloud when this beauty can access to them directly? to us, that is more than just a brilliant idea – it is magical. the awesome, minimalist box design is a close association to the original Carlsson OD-11 – a Swedish classic and icon from the 60s-70s era that this cloud speaker is based on.
packed within its high density board enclosure are a high-performance, ferrofluid cooled neodymium cone tweeter, a long throw pulp cone woofer with magnetic short circuiting ring, a 100W class D amplifier – running alongside a sound processor, plus WiFi modules for accessing the cloud and Bluetooth 4.0 technology that keeps the communication between the ortho directional speaker and its accompanying minimalist remote open. of course, it wouldn’t be a complete 21st century’s speaker without the addition of a 3.5mm stereo input jack and an optical-in, just in case you would like a take a break from the cloud.
UPDATE [January 23, 2014: 3:50PM PST] the OD-11 Cloud Speaker is finally available (in fact, it was up since last September) for pre-order with a $899 sticker or $1,699 for a pair, and if you do so now, you get to snag yourself a limited edition poster (see image below) too.