Steel Speaker

Wireless omnidirectional speaker by Joey Roth

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Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Joey Roth (of Ceramic Speaker fame) is back with another gorgeous speaker utilizing a curious material choice: steel and graphite.
Joey Roth
Joey RothMaker@joeyroth · Joey Roth, Designer
@chrismessina thanks for posting this. I am here to answer any questions about the Steel Speaker and talk more about the inspiration, design process and manufacturing
Jaime Macias
Jaime Macias@jmacias · Product @boost.
@joeyroth very interesting, wish I could hear it. Definitely a fan of the design. Are there properties of maple that made you choose that particular wood?
Joey Roth
Joey RothMaker@joeyroth · Joey Roth, Designer
@jmacias @chrismessina thanks Jaime. I chose maple for its beauty, since the diameter of the ball and its distance from the driver are the properties that control the sound. The maple is also good because it does not block the Bluetooth signal, and the antenna is located inside the ball since the rest of the enclosure is a Faraday cage. The ball could be any material that has a smooth, rigid surface and allows RF transmission- ceramic, stone, polymer, etc.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
interesting design for sure
Joey Roth
Joey RothMaker@joeyroth · Joey Roth, Designer
@_jacksmith thanks! The shape and materials allow the relatively small driver to extend down in frequency evenly, wirhout using DSP or filtering.