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How TEEC EFLs Work


Those Are Some Loud Pants
With EFLs inside, this cushy pillow can lull you to sleep with the soothing sounds of Rage Against the Machine.
With EFLs inside, this cushy pillow can lull you to sleep with the soothing sounds of Rage Against the Machine.
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You might be leery of the sound quality or volume potential from speakers that are as thin as a slim piece of cardboard. TEEC is the first to admit that bass quality is not this product's strong suit. For heavy bass, a speaker's diaphragm must move a significant distance, and the skinny housing of the EFLs doesn't allow for much movement. But for high- and mid-range tones, the EFLs will sound much like average headphones or earbuds.

Volume isn't a problem for the EFLs. The lowest power (0.1W) model can play audio as loud as 73 decibels (dB). A model that consumes more power (0.3W) can pump your jams at 85dB, which would be noisier than an average garbage disposal and dangerous to listen to for a prolonged length of time.

So, these TEEC creations are loud, flexible and ready for integration into a vast array of products. You'll find them sewn into hoodies, yes, but also squishy pillows and rugged backpacks. Throw your tablet PC or iPad into a speaker-laced carrying case and you'll have full-sounding audio no matter where you go.

Or you can buy wall-ready, framed artwork with the speakers built in -- hang them in your living room, and your friends will wonder where you've managed to hide your speaker system. You might even find EFLs shouting out details from a promotional movie poster or other marketing gimmickry.

The possibilities for these slim, adaptable speakers are almost unlimited. As more product manufacturers look to imbue their goods with tunes, you might find your world turning into a virtual surround sound studio. And you might very well have to ask (politely, of course) your fellow citizens to turn down their pants.


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