While small, the HiddenHUB just may be the most talented speaker you’ll ever find. Designed for home use, it brings a unique ability to adapt the sound to the layout of a room, all while packing a whole host of features you’ll rarely find all in one place.
Sporting a disc shape that measures 8.5 x 2.5 inches (diameter x height), it can be mounted up a wall, laid on the coffee table, or set down on a bookshelf, so there’s absolutely no hassle when it comes to space. It should put out capable audio sounds, too, with its four high-definition 2-inch drivers and neodymium 3.5-inch subwoofer distributing the sound a full 360 degrees.
Unlike most omnidirectional speakers that simply distribute the audio the exact same way, the HiddenHUB automatically adjusts its audio profile after analyzing the layout of a room, regulating each driver and distributing the frequencies to fill every corner of the space with a rich sound. That means, whether you’re sitting on the couch, standing by the side table, or lying on the floor because you’re too drunk to get up, you’re likely to experience the speaker’s output the exact same way. To ensure the best audio possible, it uses WiFi for wireless connectivity, ensuring the speaker will receive the full audio data, whether you’re playing MP3s or lossless CD-quality music. In case your house doesn’t have WiFi, it even has the hardware to create its own 5GHz private streaming network, so you’re still good to go.
Even better, it can stream your tunes to other speakers in the house for a multi-room audio experience (hence, why it has the HUB in its name), with the ability to work not just with WiFi, but also Bluetooth, Airplay, and DLNA. It comes with an accompanying app for controlling the speaker, as well as touch-based physical controls on the edge of the disc (tap to play/pause, double tap to skip, swipe left or right for volume). Seriously, it looks like playing karaoke is the only thing it can’t do.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for HiddenHUB. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $359.