Consumer Electronics Show 2004

Flat Speakers
S3i Wall Speakers
S3i Wall Speakers

Two different companies were showing flat speaker technology. S3i had speaker drivers that you build into a wall to turn entire sheets of drywall into speaker elements:

You could attach these drivers to anything -- the inside or outside of walls, large sheets of glass, etc.

NXT had a flat speaker technology being used by a variety of manufacturers (Pioneer, Sony, NEC) to make flat speakers. It is also possible to turn a laptop screen into a speaker with this technology.

NXT Flat speakers

For more information, visit the NXT and S3i Web sites.