Speakers in your clothes? What, did I hear that right? At first I thought, why would anybody want to have speakers in their clothes but the more I thought about the more I liked the idea. Ok, maybe we should step back for a minute, what are we talking about – Electret-electrostatic Flexible Loudspeakers (EFL) from VeriSonik. These are super thin speakers, about the same thinnest as a very thin piece of cardboard only flexible. They use only 10% of the power of normal speakers. Unlike regular speaker that have large cones, these speakers create sound by the use of positively charged membranes. With these limitations, the sound isn’t great. It’s like the sound you would get from a pair of modestly priced headphones. Not too bad, but it’s ok.
VeriSonik sells the speakers to end customers. The end customer comes to VeriSonik and tells them how they want to use the speakers. Maybe the user wants speakers placed in pillows, backpacks, stuffed animals, or backs of chairs. They can do that! VeriSonik is based in Taipei, Taiwan and has been around since 2010. Electret-electrostatic Flexible Speakers were developed by Taiwan electrets electronics corporation (TEEC). Have you ever heard these speakers? What did you think of the sound?