Check out the ultra cool, ultra sexy Square CD Player which is a brainchild of designers Matteo Bertanelli, Michele di Monte, Chiara Cremona and Andrea Biraghi. While I don’t know how practical it is in the real world, having one of these babies in your living space would sure make an interesting topic of conversation!
An excerpt from Yanko Design Website:
“Square cd is a minimal cd player. It can be hanged on the wall like a flat screen and when is turned off it appears just like a white corian square on the wall. Once the cd is turned on, a light create the interface and a back light diffuse a soft illumination all around the square. The interface, created with light, and works like a sensible skin wich can read the pressure in the sensitive spot whitout button. The corian surface works also as a speaker tanks to the smart material technologies. A little “magnet”, as the one produced by Feonic®, connected to the corian surface, transform all the surface in a speaker.”