To some, concrete is a beautiful material but its use in the new PACO loudspeaker by Italian company Digital Habit(s) goes beyond the aesthetic. The company claims that the concrete body allows for a deep and rich sound, while the harmonic fir wood cover diffuses the high notes.
But the materials are not the only innovation in this product as the user can control the sound merely through gestures. Sensors placed in a small user interface within the fir cover will detect gestures, which the software then interprets. For instance, to turn the volume up, hold a hand over the right sensor. To turn it down, hold a hand over the left sensor. To skip songs, swipe hand from right to left – or vice versa.