Lumio’s light-filled speaker is meant to be cracked open

The Teno speaker by Lumio | Image: Lumio Lumio, the maker of the Lito book-shaped folding light, is following up with another clever design object: a discrete speaker called the Teno. At first glance, the speaker, in either “Arctic White” or “Lava Black,” looks like a small stone bowl with a crack running across it. When pulled open, a warm light is exposed and sound pours out. Both the light and sound can be adjusted via touch sensors. Lumio founder Max Gunawan’s 2015 appearance on Shark Tank spurred the creation of several knock-offs for his first product, the book-shaped Lito folding light. Gunawan apparently collects the knock-offs, so I’m eager to see if he’ll be starting a second collection of fake Tenos. In direct contrast to conventional sleek gadget design, the Teno... Continue reading…

Lumio’s light-filled speaker is meant to be cracked open
A pair of hands holding a small speaker that looks like a stone that’s been cracked open with light coming out from it’s center. The Teno speaker by Lumio | Image: Lumio

Lumio, the maker of the Lito book-shaped folding light, is following up with another clever design object: a discrete speaker called the Teno. At first glance, the speaker, in either “Arctic White” or “Lava Black,” looks like a small stone bowl with a crack running across it. When pulled open, a warm light is exposed and sound pours out. Both the light and sound can be adjusted via touch sensors.

Lumio founder Max Gunawan’s 2015 appearance on Shark Tank spurred the creation of several knock-offs for his first product, the book-shaped Lito folding light. Gunawan apparently collects the knock-offs, so I’m eager to see if he’ll be starting a second collection of fake Tenos.

In direct contrast to conventional sleek gadget design, the Teno...

Continue reading…