31 Oct '13, 11am

Speakers to be bent and folded Once again @ Fujifilm has something new contrived. Viscoelastic polymer makes it...

Speakers to be bent and folded Once again @ Fujifilm has something new contrived. Viscoelastic polymer makes it...

Fujifilm Unveils Bendable, Foldable, Roll-up Speakers Feb 1, 2013 10:47 Motonobu Kawai, Nikkei Electronics A retractable speaker Fujifilm showed speakers of various shapes Fujifilm Corp developed a film that can be use as the diaphragm (vibrating plate) of a speaker and unveiled it at nano tech 2013, a trade show that runs from Jan 30 to Feb 1, 2013, in Tokyo. By using the diaphragm, which Fujifilm calls "Beat," it becomes possible to realize a speaker that can be bent and folded. At the trade show, the company exhibited a slim speaker, retractable speaker and Japanese fan (sensu)-like speaker. To realize a bendable diaphragm, a soft material is required. However, because soft materials absorb vibration, it is difficult to ensure a flexibility and high acoustic characteristics at the same time. This time, Fujifilm ensured both of them by using a viscoelastic polymer that h...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20130201/263...

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