Most of the Bluetooth speakers have a usual aesthetic but if you are looking the other way, Max Gunawan of Lumio has come up with a cool option that might suit your needs. The award-winning brand has recently crafted a unique-looking wireless speaker named Teno. Made from natural sand and resin, this speaker features a distinctive visual design and has built-in lights to enhance the overall listening experience. It is designed with the idea to be displayed at home willingly.
At first glance, the Teno speaker looks like a bowl with a crack in the center but the real show is hidden inside! You can pull open the two halves of the sculpture (on either side of the crack) and soft, warm light is emitted that can be adjusted with a simple tap on the speaker itself. There are three built-in light settings you can control through touch.
In a fully open position, Teno transforms into a Bluetooth speaker offering listeners rich sound thanks to the onboard 45mm full-range driver. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity and has a 10W class-D amplifier. Furthermore, the sound is finely tuned using advanced DSP technology. The sound can also be controlled using touch sensors onboard the device.
The Teno speaker is equipped with a 2,800mAh battery that provides up to 8 hours of playback at 50-percent volume and up to 4 hours at 100-percent brightness. You can charge it with the magnetic charging head that needs to be placed under the speaker.
It can even be used as a speakerphone seamlessly thanks to a noise-canceling microphone within. You just need to tap the top surface closer to the edge to receive and end a call. Furthermore, two Teno speakers can be connected together for a stereo sound experience.
This Bluetooth speaker is designed to look beautiful and also offer great sound. The creators have focused on designing a portable speaker that emits radiant light to create a calming atmosphere.
The Lumio Teno speaker is available in two finishes: Arctic White, Lava Black. It is currently up for crowd-funded on Kickstarter. You’ll need to fork out a minimum of $270 to get one in May 2021.