Onkyo Has Developed a Shaker Turning Walls & Home Appliances Into Speakers

According to an article on Nikkei Technology, Onkyo has designed a shaker that can be attached directly to walls and/or the surface of home appliances, and turn them into speakers to play music and voices.

The device developed using Onkyo voice & music playing technologies, has a a minimum resonance frequency of 115 hertz, and measures just 41x 36 x 21 mm. The company expects it to be used in places where visible speakers are problematic, either due to installation issues because of requirements such as waterproofness or air tightness, or for aesthetic reasons.

Onkyo will provide the shaker to OEM’s in order to be integrated into home appliances or walls for artificial intelligence, or Internet of things applications. So voice enabled walls and washing machines may just be around the corner…

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JotaMG
JotaMG
2 years ago

It’s a nice way to start a home earthquake… 🙂

agumonkey
2 years ago

@JotaMG
Or absorb it ..

Drone
Drone
2 years ago

Da neighbors gonna love this!

Tarwin
Tarwin
2 years ago

I wonder what the requirements are for decent sound (materials, etc.)

Kebab
Kebab
2 years ago

Does anyone know how can I measure resonant frequency of a building?

.jon
.jon
2 years ago

How does it sound?

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