Audio and electronics label Sonos has tapped Danish interior label Hay for a colorful new collection of its Play:1 speaker, one of the smaller of Sonos’ models. The full collection was officially unveiled at this year’s Milan Design Week as part of an exhibition looking at the future of design and what this means for homes and houses.
The color palette selected by Hay is designed to help the speaker fit into different interiors, with each of the colors selected to suit a different environment. These different colors include pastels such as yellow and pink, as well as a forest green shade and a dark red. The speakers are compatible with Apple AirPlay, allowing it to be wirelessly linked to televisions, smartphones and other devices. The full collection is set to drop at Sonos flagship stores and the Hay House in Copenhagen soon, with each speaker priced at $229 USD.
In other news from Milan Design Week, Phillip K. Smith III has partnered with COS for a new installation.
Take a Closer Look at the Apple iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED
Continuing its longstanding partnership with (RED), Apple recently released the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the now signature (PRODUCT)RED colorway. Like previous (RED) Apple products, the two new phone models feature a vibrant red aluminum finish with a contrasting pure white glass front. Available online and at Apple Stores worldwide, both devices are available in 64GB and 256GB capacities and priced between $699 USD and $949 USD.
Announced earlier this month, the (PRODUCT)RED iteration of the latest iPhone model marks the tech giant’s 11th year supporting the HIV/AIDS organization. For every (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sold, Apple sends a contribution to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs that provide counseling, testing, and medicine that prevents the transmission of HIV from a mother to her unborn child. So far, Apple has raised over $160 million USD through the sale of its (RED) products which serve to bring the world a step closer to an AIDS‑free generation.
Apple Insider Details Affordable iPhone X Successor
With rumors that Apple may premiere a cheap iPhone SE this summer, it may come as a surprise that the successor to the company’s iPhone X could also be on the affordable side. According to a new report, Apple may be able to create an entry-level replacement for the X at a mere $550 USD by switching out the phone’s OLED panel with LCD, its stainless steel body with aluminum and implementing a single rear camera. The premium iPhone X Plus will retain its $999 USD price point, and the iPhone 9 may not be needed at all.
Naturally, this is all speculation garnered from leaks that Apple has reportedly cracked down on, so assumption and truth may be difficult to separate. Still, these guesses are sourced from quantifiable fact and if they’re true, they signal a substantial shift for the tech giant.
For now, take a look at how much iPhone users spent in the App Store in 2017.
Robot Assembles IKEA Chair in Only 20 Minutes
Tackling an issue that has vexed humans for years, a robot from Nanyang Technological University was programmed to assemble one of IKEA‘s Stefan pine chairs. What ends up being an hour-long exercise in frustration for a normal person is translated into a simple 20-minute project for the two-armed robot. The researchers programmed the device to “read” IKEA’s assembly manual, before mapping the task, planning its motions and finally piecing the furniture together. It took more than one attempt, but after smoothing out some quirks, the machine finally executed the assembly on its own in 20 minutes, 19 seconds. Check out Nanyang Technological University’s robotic IKEA video of the process:
In response, Science Magazine challenged its staff to compete with the robot’s time, which they were barely able to overtake:
Elsewhere, the Swedish furniture company recently debuted the full lineup for its STAMPD collaboration.
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