No, we’re not confusing our senses — we’re talking about the Balldur, branded as a “multifunction handmade wooden sound lamp.” Promising high-quality sound and wireless charging capabilities, this lamp may look a bit retro, but there’s nothing antiquated about it. It’s already blown past its original Kickstarter funding goal of $12,000, and if you want to capitalize on an early bird price, you’ll have to act quickly.
The Balldur fulfills so many functions that it’s tough to decide what its primary purpose is, but if you’re looking to add a soft glow to your room, this lamp can certainly help. The loft-style bulb can be customized to varying intensities either by way of the touchpad on the Balldur, or via the companion app (available on both Android and iOS). You can even set a sleep mode so that, without ever lifting a finger, the light turns off automatically when it’s bedtime.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a stereo system, the Balldur can oblige as well. The built-in speakers promise to blast (or softly play) your favorite tunes no matter where you are, and the Balldur’s “membrane and construction … lets you feel the depth of surround sound.” And thanks to its Bluetooth capabilities, you won’t have to fiddle with wires to get anything started either.
Finally, if you really just need another charging station for your many mobile and tablet devices, this appliance will work for you, too. With USB ports and an inductive charging function, you can power up just about anything.
“Balldur is a new generation of appliance,” the team notes. “The joining of classic materials, modern technology, and functionality will bring new smart solutions to your interiors and daily activities.” So if you’re looking for a multifunctional appliance to fit your multifaceted life, the Balldur just may be the place to start.