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Your flexible friend!

One area which has seen few changes over the years is that of speakers. True, shapes and designs have moved on, but the technical characteristics of the different makes on the market are pretty similar. Except Fujifilm. Departing from its core business of images and photography, it has unveiled what it calls the "beat" - a speaker that is foldable and bendable and will still work! This kit comprises a soft and pliable viscoelastic polymer membrane combined with piezoelectric ceramics. Basically, Fujifilm has come up with a film that works as a speaker, a bit like a vibrating plate.

It is a step closer to a world of flexible products, but how robust or what the price of these speakers will be when they come into production is anybody’s guess as yet.


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