Vibe is a Bluetooth speaker with a focus on timeless, vintage aesthetics, combined with modern technology. It's the perfect speaker for all automobile enthusiasts!
The inspiration for this project came from the natural materials used in vintage race cars. Since most of the materials used in building these unique classics consisted of raw metal, wood, and leather, we aimed to make those three materials a prominent part of our Bluetooth speaker.
We began by disassembling a Bluetooth speaker and conducting research, countless sketches, and mockups in order to get a good sense of direction for the project. Once the layout and sizing were determined we moved on to preliminary mockups.
We decided to go with a laser cut clear acrylic face for the speaker in order to show the internal components and transparency that was utilized throughout the whole product, and the buttons were cut into the acrylic face.
The feet and the lid spacers
were machined from brass, threaded so that they will go through the speaker and screw
into the acrylic face to hold the components together. This method also makes it easy to disassemble if components need to be replaced.
The speaker box was cut to size on a table saw and the pockets were milled to fit the accessories board and the woven leather trim on the interior of the lid.
Vibe speaker is created by the driver, for the driver. Whether it sits on the shelf of your "man cave" to tie the room together, or on the dash of your vintage racer to play your favorite tunes on your drives, the Vibe speaker embodies the essence of the gentleman driver.