Monday, Nov. 18, 2002

Sputmik Microphone

Inventor: Design Continuum & M.I.T.

Democracy is about giving everybody a voice, but that's not so easy if there's only one microphone. Enter the Sputmik, a colorful gadget designed to let anybody who wants to take the floor at a public meeting or lecture. Developed as a collaboration between Design Continuum, based in Boston, and M.I.T., the Sputmik (it's a pun on Sputnik) is a basketball-size, completely wireless microphone that's well padded and easy to handle so crowds can pass it overhead like a beach ball at a rock concert or even toss it from person to person.

Availability: Prototype
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