HTC UK has today announced the introduction of something interesting, called the Gramohorn II, it as a new speaker dock designed for the HTC One and designed by the British designer Justin Wolter as part of the company’s Here’s to Creativity campaign.
3D printed it has been made from a plaster-based, composite material with a topping of any colour the customer chooses.
Also available in a stainless steel option, the Gramohorn II will work by using the HTC One’s front facing BoomSound speakers, which means it doesn’t actually need any power to provide sound from the handset, passively amplifying the sound from the HTC One itself, mush like how a horn would work on the original gramophone.
Of course HTC are quite proud of this design, with HTC UK’s general manager, Peter Frolund stating the following:
“To kick-start our Here’s To Creativity campaign Justin has taken the concept of the HTC One’s front facing BoomSound stereo speakers and pushed it to the extreme, his design is the physical embodiment of BoomSound incorporated within a unique, dramatic and stylish sculpture. It’s inspiring to see young creatives bringing their big ideas to life.
“HTC UK’s ‘Here’s To Creativity” campaign is supporting young designers, writers and artists helping them to bring their ideas to life. More exciting creative projects to change the smartphone experience are happening soon.”
The Gramohorn II is available today from gramohorn.com, where it will be priced at £999 for the plastic model and a hefty £4,999 for the limited edition stainless steel version.