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The Sound of Power Extreme Bust Speakers are “Mono-manical”

12.16.15 | By
The Sound of Power Extreme Bust Speakers are “Mono-manical”

Just when I thought I had seen – and heard – every wireless Bluetooth speaker out there, something truly unusual appears on the radar: limited edition Bluetooth desktop speakers sculpted into the likeness of three divisive political figures.

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Artist and activist Petro Wodkins’ series of marble-like composite handcast busts of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, and Margaret Thatcher (his latest creation) – The Sound of Power Extreme Bust Speakers – are a subversive tribute to cult of personalities turned into hybrid art-meets-sculpture form.

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Each bust sports a full-range 4″ driver speaker, visible from an angled cross-cut opening, with each figure designed to stand on top of a small podium with a plaque that doubles up as the unit’s 20-watt amplifier. With those specs and mono output it should be clear the audio performance is secondary to the humorous presence of a Bluetooth speaker that exists as a political parody of loudmouths everywhere.

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Additional details include "gold-like" connectors and textile wrapped audio cords, each bust speaker made in Sweden, and numbered/signed by the artist.

Additional details include “gold-like” connectors and textile wrapped audio cords, each bust speaker is made in Sweden, and numbered/signed by the artist.

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The latest release is the Margaret Thatcher edition, which joins previous releases of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, and Russia's Vladimir Putin. All three are limited to a run of 100 made models.

The latest release is the Margaret Thatcher edition, which joins previous releases of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. All three are limited to a run of 100 units.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at gregoryhan.com.