worlds thinnest speakers

With the latest advancements in technology, a new material has been developed which is thin, flexible, stretchable, and can be used as a speaker! This means that the material can be inserted in clothing, wallpaper, on the windows or even inside of your ears. Developed by Chinese scientist, this material is made of carbon nanotubes, and make it possible to create the world’s thinnest speakers.

Measuring only 1/1000th the width of a human hair, this new carbon material produces sound of the “same quality of conventional speakers”, but without the need for bulky magnetic drivers, or really any moving parts at all. That means that these speakers will fit almost anywhere you can imagine.

Below is a link for a video of this material sewn into a movable, flexible flag, and plugged into a researcher’s iPod.