High power consuming audio speakers aren’t your best bet if you’re trying to take the green turn and introduce more eco friendly elements into your home. Fortunately, there are a few innovations like this mp3 speaker made from recycled paper pulp called the Pulpop MP3 speaker. Shaped like a doughnut, the speaker is the brainchild of Balance Wu Design that uses the space inside its hollowed out ring and the surface on which it sits to boost the audio from a source using flat vibration speaker technology.
While the unusual shape of the Pulpop MP3 speaker may be amusing for most music lovers and the recycled paper pulp body may sound appealing to anyone who wants to go green. The fact that the design studio used high pressure and high temperature to mold the hollow loop doughnut shape does make us wonder how much carbon emissions took place during the manufacturing of one of these and since paper has never been known to be a great conductor of sound, whether the paper pulp paste used to fashion the hollow ring of the supposedly eco friendly Pulpop MP3 speaker can deliver the kind of output that its bamboo and sustainably-harvested wood counterparts can.
And since the internal wiring and other circuitry of the Pulpop MP3 speaker would need to be stripped out before you can leave your speaker out to turn into fertilizer in the compost pit in your backyard, it also makes us wonder whether the speaker is as biodegradable as one would ideally want their consumer products to be. Measuring 259 x 294 x 60 mm, the Pulpop MP3 speaker can be charged via a USB charging port and the power is stored inside a rechargeable battery good for 3.7V/600mA of power. With a 5-watts RMS output, the Pulpop MP3 speaker can be mated to any digital music player via a 3.5mm input jack. The Pulpop MP3 speaker is priced at $56.