hearO takes old, retired tennis balls and gives them second life in the form of a tactile Bluetooth speaker!
Why throw away something that can be not only re-used or re-purposed, but also re-created into something that will look absolutely amazing on your desk? The concept of hearO does exactly that! It re-imagines what was initially considered an unwanted, throw-away object into something slick and modern - your new portable media player buddy!
The London-based design company Rogue Projects created a high-performance, wireless, 3-watt, Bluetooth 4.0 speaker that is housed in an upcycled championship tennis ball, giving it new purpose and value. The speaker is portable thanks to its size, it's durable and can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled media device. It only takes a push of one button to make it work, so it's really simple to use! Estimated active time is up to 5 hours on a full charge, but only 2-3 hours when you pump up the volume to the maximum.
At the moment, the company uses pro tennis balls from the All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon, but are now negotiating new possibilities - collecting used tennis balls from Wimbledon, the French, the US, and Australian Open as well.
You can still back the hearO campaign over at Kickstarter! Pledges start at £45 (US$60).