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Paper-thin Surround Sound Speaker from Japan

After seeing images and the video from this Japanese trade show it looks like “digital paper” isn’t the only ultra-thin technology we have to look forward to. Japanese researchers have managed to create a prototype of a paper-thin speaker that not only has decent sound quality but also is capable of creating a virtual surround sound experience. The speaker is clear and flexible; in fact the posts securing it can be moved into different holes on the base to change the speaker shape right at the show. Is the future of multimedia technology one where we hold all of our gear in our wallets? Click through to watch the video.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.