Sounds of Motion

These X-mini speakers have become a great addition to my technology collection.  I wish I could share a video or something that would allow you to appreciate the kind of sounds they kick out.

Small. Durable. Compact. Portable. Versatile.

And about half the size of a can of Coke.

They interconnect using magnets and they can each expand to provide better bass.

Additionally, each speaker has its own battery (which charges off a USB plug), allowing you to use the speakers anywhere you go, like the ocean front, for example.

Permanent Seating

Outside a public building in Menlo Park, CA, I saw several of these objects bolted to the wall.


There were about eight of these in a row and at one end, a portable toilet.


The flat panels rotate to make a seat for those folks waiting in line to use the toilet!


An interesting combination of permanent seating with a temporary toilet.

Why do you suppose the seat platforms rotate from vertical to horizontal? A few ideas are (a) to speed drying after the seats get rained on (b) to avoid people leaving trash on the seats (c) any other ideas?