Speakers That Think Outside The Box

Your computer has a paint job similar to a Ferrari. Your phone looks like an alien communication device. Your wallet is made of recycled rubber. You clearly aren’t a person content with coloring in the lines or thinking inside the box when it comes to design, so why should your speakers be so… conventional? Snap out of the fiberboard sound tomb you’re used to with these speakers that think outside the box.

Hive Modular Speaker System

Man solves many problems by simply adding more of something (horsepower, wood, steel, the list goes on and on) and the Hive Speaker System is no different. If When you need more sound (what man doesn’t), simply connect more modular Hive pieces until you’re satisfied – or you run out of drywall.

Munny Speakers

If you’re looking for speakers that come alive, look no further than these hacked Kid Robot Munny speakers. Two of the Munny dolls were defaced, literally, and fit with Creative audio speakers. This is one set of dolls you’ll gladly display.

Butt Speakers

Until we were introduced to these butt speakers, we would have thought it was impossible for any sort of soothing sound to emanate from an ass. Smack dat ass to turn it on and off; wax on, wax off to control the volume.

Washington Speaker Docking Station Lamp

Equal parts lamp, iPod dock, found art and speaker, Etsy user bugcicle’s one of a kind creations are the roadmap to a more interesting living room – and a more enjoyable sound experience.

ikyaudio Red Lobester Audio Speakers

PVC pipe, normally confined to a bland off white color and contents of the liquid nature, gets turned into a piece of functional art by way of a custom paint job and a pair of 3 inch magneisum/aluminum alloy full range drivers.

Mannequin Speakers

When it comes to what we’re calling the iBod, a picture is really worth a thousand words. From what we hear though, the tactile response is on par with the audio quality – a little on the a little on the artificial side, but definitely worth it.

Pnoe Horn

Suessian in appearance, audiophilian in performance, the Pnoe Horn is a room dominating combination of hard science and high design. A decade in the making, it’s sound quality is as uncompromising as it is physically large.

Ceramic Speakers

Combining seemingly unrelated elements like cork, aluminum, cast iron, porcelain and Baltic birch plywood could have gone horribly awry, but in the capable hands of Joey Roth they’re turned into some of the most gorgeous, high-end speakers we’ve ever seen.

Woofer Speaker System

If you have trouble deciding between your dog and your iPhone for the title of man’s best friend, the Woofer Speaker System (pun intended) is right up your alley. With a 60watt – 280watt, 4ohm speaker, it’s bark is definitely louder than it’s bite.

Klipsch Lightspeaker

Straight from Klipsch Q Division comes their new whole house audio system and it looks like a light bulb. The wireless speakers install into recessed cans as the bulbs you hate changing, but since these are rated to look and sound good for the next 15 years, you’ll only have to change them once.

Giant iPod Headphone Speakers

While you quickly dismissed the “stock” sound system that came with your latest iDevice for comfort reasons, it’s a whole different ball game when they get super-sized into desktop speakers. Just don’t try putting them into your ears.

Ampoids Altoid Speaker Amp

If you only get to carry one curiously strong thing in your pocket, is it going to be mints or a portable amp and speaker? Hook up your device of choice with the included cable, flip the switch and share the party in your pants with everyone around you.


  • Kel Kimble

    The Mannequin speakers rocks a lot. And the Butt speakers makes me goin crazy with its control system and the musical farts it will deliver. I’ll totally mixin up together! Actually I want ’em all!

  • Logan Minium

    I like the Munny speakers, they look like they would look very cool when actually set up in a room.

  • Win

    My favorite is the Hive speaker system. Love the shapes and definitely something you can keep adding to.

  • http://www.mskellylynn.weebly.com Kelly Lynn

    The ipod earbud speakers are my favorite! I pictured them sitting next to my macbook! I love them! All of these are so creative…totally awesome!

  • Miri L.

    Gosh, I’m really loving those hive speakers. I keep thinking of how great they’d be for gaming if set up in just the right position. Mmmmmm!

  • Kelly

    The Pnoe Horn Speakers are awesome! They could literally blow your guests away.

  • phil

    I really like the woofer speakers, and they look pretty classy

  • Ryan Jensen

    my favorite is the giant ipod buds

  • http://move2ri.com Thomas Brown

    I am an ass man! Are the speakers books with niplles? Then I would always be turned on!

  • Andrei

    im digging da subwoofer cuz it is very clever!

  • Amy S

    I LOVE the altoid speakers! My mom always ate cinnamon altoids and now whenever i see them i think of her.

  • Paul Daly

    Hive system ftw. I’d have the pnoe horn if i wouldn’t end up homeless and single or deaf. :)

  • monroe

    cant go wrong with woofer speaker… just wait till your dog starts humpin it..

  • http://Emptymug.com Joseph

    Ear buds ftw!

  • Emily

    the hive speakers are awesome – both in itself and also because it kind of reminds me of the Torchwood logo…

  • Ashley

    The rules say the entry period ends 3/27, not 3/18. Confused?

  • http://coolmaterial.com Tim Jacobsen

    @Ashley – Well, this is embarrassing. We never chose a winner on 3/18! Shame on us. And shame on you for actually reading the (incorrect/updated) fine print.

    Random.org here we come.

  • http://coolmaterial.com Tim Jacobsen

    Contest Closed! Congrats to JD Norton(?) winner of the Ikyaudio Red Lobester Audio Speakers. Thanks again to Hyundai for sponsoring the post and contest.

  • Joey

    I must say i like the light cans the best. I could easily see myself installing those in my house someday, especially with a brand name like Klipsch backing them.

  • Johnna

    “Washington Speaker Docking Station Lamp” such a long name. But those ones are definitely my favourite!

  • JoeL

    I wish i could hear the sound on that huge one, although it would probly dominate my room space.

  • Mark

    I love the ceramic speakers, so shiny and fancy looking, they go well with the perfect laptop right in the middle 😛

  • jbizzy

    I would get the naked speakers and put it right next to my computer…

  • Devonna

    The Giant iPod Headphone Speakers are the best. Working in tech support, those would definitely make a welcomed (and unique) addition to my desk at work. Definitely something I’ve not seen anywhere yet.

  • Seth

    im rly digging those klipsch speakers. what a great design! their headphones are great sounding as well so I can only imagine how good those things sound!

  • Adriaan

    Joey Roth’s ceramic speakers are my favourite – incredibly pleasing to the eye