Yamaha Design “Synapses” PDX-11
A portable player dock that lets you take music anywhere.
Listen to quality sound any time, any place. The concept of filling a space with sound led to the idea of turning a speaker over on the floor. Simply constructed from just the front and rear parts, the PDX-11 is easy to carry and features a body with both presence and stability.
Like an object of art that transcends mere functionality, the PDX-11 inspires you to want to keep it close by, and the robust, tough-looking body almost asks you to pick it up.
Flat surfaces clustered around a central speaker offer a site to place an iPhone or iPod and a point of contact with the ground, while the remaining faces connect naturally in the shape of an octagon. With a body so distinctive, the details have been kept extremely simple.
Inserting an iPhone/iPod is all that is required for intuitive enjoyment of music. The controls on the operations panel have been limited to just power and volume, while the handle, which encourages you to want to take the PDX-11 with you everywhere, also acts as a guard for the iPhone in the event of a mishap.
- Satoshi Yoshiizumi
- Yamaha Design Laboratory