The start-up Coolgeek has made a coffee table that is also a speaker

The Soundesk wireless speaker table. (Source: Coolgeek)
The Soundesk wireless speaker table. (Source: Coolgeek)
Need an original twist on the common-or-garden wireless speaker? The start-up Coolgeek might have you covered with their new Soundesk product. It is a round glass coffee table with a conical aluminum stand - that also houses a 360-degree speaker. The Soundesk can work via Bluetooth or an AUX cable for allegedly clear, high-quality sound.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Wireless speakers are great, but they may get in the way of furniture in smaller living spaces. This may be how Coolgeek got the idea to combine the two in a new form of coffee table. The result is the Soundesk, a possibly techie-directed table made of what is an apparently CNC-milled aluminium stand, that supports a tempered-glass top.

The Soundesk's stand also exhibits the series of drilled holes all around its upper edge necessary to release the audio produced by an array of 5 "high-fidelity" speakers hidden inside it. They are comprised of one bass, 2 full-range and 2 treble modules that deliver a total of 80 watts in stereo power. They deliver sound via Bluetooth or an AUX cable, in what Coolgeek indicates is a high-quality, 360-degree manner.

The Soundesk is powered by a battery that its maker claims has a standby time of up to 3 months, and takes 3 or 4 hours to charge via a USB type C cable. However, users may be underwhelmed by its capacity: it is rated for 4400mAh, or about the same as some 2019 flagship smartphones.

Those who would like a Soundesk may take a chance on one for a minimum of US$399, as a reward on Coolgeek's Kickstarter campaign for the speaker-table. To date, it has gathered $2855 towards its $10,000 goal with 28 days to go.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-26 (Update: 2019-04-26)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.