A trophy of design and a failure of engineering

Shawn Blanc on his new Hidden Radio:

The device is little more than a giant volume knob with a speaker inside, and yet, ironically, it’s the most difficult-to-use volume knob in my home.

Great review of a kickstarter project he backed last year. Reading the review, I felt bad for Shawn because he didn’t seem to have any unreasonable expectations for the device, but yet it still failed.



  • Sigivald

    His complaint about the friction issue makes me think they (or he) could trivially fix it with some adhesive rubber/silicone on the bottom.

    Not so much the “turning off all the time” part.