I was in awe of posh speakers at one point in time until I realized they are just posh in their appearance but average in functionality. My search for a minimal and aesthetically pleasing speaker brought me to Kickstarter, where I found the Van der Waals speaker loaded with a 9-inch ferromagnetic visualizer.
To keep it precise, Van der Waals speaker visualizes your music. The speaker uses magnetic liquid, ferrofluids, (made by NASA), which aids listeners with a magical view of stunning graphics and the users are able to visualize the sound they are listening to.
Enriching your audio-visual experience, the speaker also is embedded with beautiful LED lights. One simply needs to turn the LED lights on and groove to their favorite music. Apart from harnessing premium sound, the ferrofluid dances against a striking LED backdrop and dab a little that makes the speaker overall aesthetically pleasing.
Made of tempered glass and anodized aluminum, the circular speaker looks similar to a hair spa machine but has some science behind its functioning. A deep dive into chemistry suggests that ferromagnetic fluid is actually solid and liquid at the same time. The liquid reacts to sound waves and changes its shape in accordance with the vibrations.
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The liquid used in the speaker is the same one used in rocket ships to control fuel in Zero Gravity. In fact, the name of the speaker is derived from Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner Johannes Diderik van der Waals. Being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, the speaker is available for pre-order at $349.