The Oakland design firm, Because We Can, was also there demonstrating some of their creations. At their booth, they also had a portable speaker in a thermos prototype by co(act)lab that I thought was a great idea. The thermos housed a small speaker and an amplifier that could be plugged into your music source to bump music on the go. Because of it’s shape, it could be carried around in your bike’s bottle holder. The idea was that when it wasn’t in use, you could roll the cord up and put thermos’s lid back on keeping it weather proof and theoretically discouraging thieves from thinking it’s anything more than just a plain coffee thermos.
Of course, the thieves around here certainly wouldn’t be opposed to stealing a thermos if it wasn’t chained down.
Scott Beale recently posted a cool video by Brainchild about Because We Can on Laughing Squid too.