PC screen turns into speaker PC screen turns into speaker....

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Very cool developing technology, would be especially good on notebooks considering the current 'tinny' quality of laptop speakers.....

    for link junkies;

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2877205.stm

    Or full article below!!

     
  2. dabirdwell macrumors 6502

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    How badass would this be in the new 15"?

    Or in the Oct. revision with a 970?
     
  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Re: How badass would this be in the new 15"?

    ha ha... optimistic.... :p

    But cool.... imagine the sound from that 17" PowerBook....

    Phewy!! :D
     
  4. iMook macrumors regular

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    Hmm... it's the first application of flat-panel speaker technology to displays, but similar technologies have been around for years. Monsoon's flat-panel system is a prime example of great early flat-panel speakers. The SoundBug portable speaker, I believe, uses similar technology, suctioning itself to any hard flat surface, making the entire surface vibrate.
     
  5. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Cool..... never heard about that before.... I'll have to have a moochy around for this and similar type stuff....

    Certanly though I see the implementation off this technology on laptops as really needed.... Notebooks are notoriously crap for audio quality... this could be the answer!

    Wicked!
     
  6. iMook macrumors regular

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    Problem with this "screen speaker" setup though.

    How do you implement stereo?
     
  7. kettle macrumors 65816

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    That's the Badger!:p

    Dual monitors for everyone!:eek:
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ha ha..... yep! :p

    I imagine they'd spilt the speaker layer somehow... I guess if they can make speakers that thin, and transparent to the end user, then they must have figured on the Stereo aspect!!
     
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  10. lmalave macrumors 68000

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    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout? It's exactly the type of thing that Apple would be first to integrate. I could definitely see it being integrated into iMacs (no more external speakers!) and PowerBooks (less weight/space and better sound). I dunno about the cinema displays, though. They don't have built-in speakers now, do they? Anyone willing to lay down the cash for a cinema display is going to have good speakers anyway.
     
  11. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    has anyone tried this soundbug thingy yet? is it worth it?
     
  12. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't the screen on the 12" PB already do this, or have I misinterpreted the description of the "mid-range enhancing third speaker"?
     
  13. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't you read the article. NEC already has it.
     

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