IFA, Europe’s biggest tech show, is winding down in Berlin not without a few interesting announcements and devices. But perhaps the wackiest is Panasonic’s new offering for the home cinema: a 6.1-channel-surround sound system ... in a rug.
Yes. A rug.
While we could do without shaggy carpeting, Panasonic’s rug features four speakers — one for each corner — that connect to a separate free-standing subwoofer. Users are able to control the direction and volume of each speaker, which, overall, makes for a very discreet system for anyone averse to gaudy amps and loose wires.
For now, the rug is a working concept. If you’re looking for the best of the rest at IFA 2015, we suggest heading on over here.