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Gourd Speakers

By Bird-Electron 

The Gourd Speakers (¥9,980Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
White Rabbit Express service fee and other costs not included.
) by Bird Electron–made from real gourds–introduce a warm, organic aesthetic that contrasts with the utilitarian high-tech look of Apple products.

For 10,000 years, gourds have been grown and used as ornamentation, musical instruments and utensils. In Japan they have a long tradition as water containers (hyoutans), tableware and decorated carved vessels for sacred spirits in Shinto temples. In Feng Shui the gourd is also considered a receptacle of good fortune. The many positive connotations render the gourd speakers an ideal house warming gift.

Size: 13-16 cm (appr. height)*
Cable length: 2 m
Maximum input: 0.5W

The gourd speakers can be used with any device that provides a 1/8 headphone jack but cannot be connected to an audio terminal.

* Please note that the individual size/weight of the speakers vary slightly.

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Contributed by Rene

Rene is a writer and trend researcher. Born to Japanese parents in Vienna, Austria, she studied fashion and industrial design in Vienna, working as a make-up assistant (where she learnt to decode the complex world of primers, foundations and powders) and briefly as a stylist. After a year under the scorching sun in rural Thailand, Rene finally arrived in Tokyo and spent seven years writing for design magazines and researching trends in youth culture and design. She is White Rabbit's expert on Japanese beauty goods, fashion, and design products.

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