Something thats become apparent to me over the past weeks is that unlike many other brands, Ruark do not offer a ‘portable’ speaker range as such. Although the R1 is fairly small, is is not classed or called portable.
Something thats become apparent to me over the past weeks is that unlike many other brands, Ruark do not offer a ‘portable’ speaker range as such. Although the R1 is fairly small, is is not classed or called portable. Pairing its concept with the MR1 bluetooth speaker concept, I think I could develop a portable range for the home environment in keeping with Ruarks current style, morals and concepts. I have began sketching some of theses concepts and am really enjoying as well as beginning to see some good outcomes that certainly have much potential for final designs ( or at least components). So, I’ve began doing some research into portable speakers, how they work, what works best, what doesn’t work, where they’re used in context etc. I found this very helpful short article on the Independent as a starting point when focusing in more; ‘How to buy the best wireless speaker – Whether you’re setting up a powerful multi-room system or need something portable, we’ve got all the info’.
I particularly took focus on one of the opening paragraphs, ‘Wireless sound seems to be getting better by the month, with technological advances in the way we connect the things that store our music to thing that plays it meaning excellent audio quality is readily available.’ I think this is important to bear in mind when I’m designing, the fact that there are continuous technological advances changing the way in which we interact with products. It may be that my product doesn’t even have a control panel or user interface if its portable, perhaps it could be solely controlled by an app. Maybe I could create a system of portable speakers for around the home with one main hub instead of one speaker alone.