The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Syng founder Christopher Stringer spent 22 years at Apple, where he helped design the iPhone, iMac and other iconic products. Now he’s hoping for another hit with his Cell Alpha ($1,799), a wireless, design-forward speaker that produces audiophile-quality sound. During setup, the Cell Alpha—which resembles Star Wars’ Death Star—uses tones and microphones to calibrate itself to the shape and acoustics of the room it’s in for maximum aural quality. Then bass-booming woofers and drivers emit a sound that seems to come from all directions. Move it, and it’ll automatically perform a new sound check; if you have two, they’ll calibrate to each other. —Don Steinberg

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