At its core, 2008 Pixar film WALL-E was a parable about the dangers of consumerism and an exceedingly wasteful modern society. It's fitting, then, that a new speaker built on a platform of sustainability looks eerily similar to the film's titular robot.
Their secret? The hardened glass and aluminum device is intentionally simple to disassemble, so if a part ever needs to be repaired, replaced or updated, you can simply ship it back to People People with the included prepaid postage for a quick fix.
How will you know if something is wrong? The speaker uses its wifi and Bluetooth capabilities to detect problems and send you a notification if anything amiss crops up.
And if you’re wary of shelling out $250 for a speaker that hasn’t been produced yet, know that People People has a stellar track record. Back in January 2013, they successfully funded a larger version of this speaker and delivered it to backers on schedule (that speaker is also currently for sale on their website).
So while $250,000 is a hefty goal for a see-through speaker, you're in good hands, trust.