October 14, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Freedom Driver is the latest in a line of devices that can turn any flat surface into an audio speaker. It’s not magic—at least not in a Doug Henning sort of way.
The company just announced that its Mini CAN B15, Mini BOX B20, and Bluetooth Stereo FREE-D B25 will provide support for iPods, MP3 players and laptops, meaning that anyone can have the privilege of producing sound even when speakers and wiring are not available.
Although just a mere 1.1 pounds, the unit boasts 360 degrees of sound. Is that humanly possible? The company says so, with technology based on the principal of Sound Wave Transference. Acting as a transducer, the Freedom Driver unit changes electrical energy into mechanical energy. It even comes with a remote to control volume, treble and bass.
Even if it’s a gimmick, if the thing can throw sounds and fool your friends, it might be worth the price tag. Systems range from $129 to $259 and are scheduled to ship within the next few weeks.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.