Petite Square: an elegant, powerful wooden bluetooth speaker

By , Jan 21, 2013

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If you’re in the market for a wireless Bluetooth speaker, you won’t have to look far to see some good options. There’s the Jawbone Jambox and the Beats Pill, and countless other offerings from the likes of Logitech, JBL and Bose.

But what if you want something more elegant-looking? Like maybe perhaps with a vintage wooden enclosure? Then your options become a lot more limited. Luckily, we’re adding another one to that list today with the Petite Square…

The Petite Square is a wooden bluetooth speaker which, its developers say, was built utilizing unique craftsmanship skills that were passed down through many generations. It’s tiny, like the name suggests, and built out of a very rare wood.

It’s called Ancient Kauri, and at 50,000 years-old, it’s supposedly the oldest timber in the world than can be hand-crafted. They say they picked it for both its vintage aesthetics and its naturally warm acoustics, after hearing a Kauri violin.

But enough about how it looks, what about its capabilities? Surprisingly, the Petite Square is very powerful. It houses a 2-inch full-range speaker driver with a CLASS T TRIPATH amplifier and a passive bass radiator to keep you rocking.

Additionally, each Petite Square speaker can be linked to another one using the supplied 3.5mm cable for stereo sound. And its built-in battery is a custom Lipo pack, of the 2500mAh variety, that’s capable of an impressive 15+ hours of play.

If you’re interested in the Square, make sure you visit its Indiegogo page and check out the project. The developers are trying to raise $45,000 in 40 days to fund production of the speaker, and a pledge of just $59 puts you on the pre-order list.

I have to admit, the Petite Square is one of the better-looking Bluetooth speakers I’ve seen to date — I love the wood-styling. And when you add to that its 15+ hour battery life and sub-$100 price tag, you have a pretty compelling product.

What do you think of the Petite Square?

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  • Guest

    Too bad that it just looks like a ripoff of Vers’ 1Q, which was funded through (guess what) kickstarter. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/123227834/1q-natural-sound-for-your-mobile-life

    • MartFil

      Just because they both are made from wood, it doesn’t make them the same thing. And I guess you haven’t read this article because if you did you would have clearly seen the big difference that exists between these two products! Petite Square is made from 50,000 year old historical wood equipped with CLASS-T amplifier which produces a studio quality sound and has a 100ft Bluetooth range comparing to 1Q’s 30ft. On top of all that Petite Squares are made by number of American craftsmen and craftswomen in USA and not China.

      1Q 1Q Petite Square

      Wood MDF Ancient Kauri imported from New Zealand

      Bluetooth 100ft 33ft

      Battery 10hr 15hr

      Amplifier class-D The Legendary class-T

      Made-In China Burbank, California USA

  • deepdvd

    “you’re options” ??

  • deepdvd

    Looks pretty nice.

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    If they remove the green sheet at the bottom it would be nice…

  • ReanimationXP

    Step 1: Buy set of Lenovo USB speakers.
    Step 2: Cut in half.
    Step 3: Place inside wooden box.
    Step 4: Make video with lots of panning macro focus shots and an arbitrary CAD model of said box.
    Step 5: Sell for 600%-1200% more.
    Step 6: Profit!

    • Jacob73

      Really dude??

      • ReanimationXP

        Totally bro.

      • Jacob73

        Bro what you said doesn’t make sense by any means and it’s just not possible,don’t hate on them instead do something positive

      • ReanimationXP

        I did something positive. I just saved people a lot of money and thwarted a troll (gnome?) company.

      • Jacob73

        You are just misleading people with your stories. It is haters like you that don’t let innovative companies to advance freely but the good thing is actually they always do, even by having the existence of misleaders like you and I wish the best of luck for petite square

  • Dan

    Very nice, I may pledge for this one. Although I have to admit that the green (sticker?) kind of breaks the mood.

    • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

      You can choose the color, but i miss an option where ther is plain wood.

  • Jacob73

    Look in the video the green thing is not a sticker it’s actually cnc machined piece of aluminum and I see there are different color options. Personally I think it looks cool, also I’m a sound engineer myself and I know besides the high expense of handcrafting a speaker cabinet from a special wood in usa , how expensive are those features and ima say even with their retail price it’s still a bargain with no real competition