Teenage Engineering just revealed a small car/gadget that costs $250. Yes, it’s $250 for a little piece of metal on wheels that you can roll around a desk for a bit before getting bored. The company tends to launch two types of products. There are the extremely expensive, but damn cool audio devices, and, well, everything in between. Today’s surprise release falls squarely in the latter camp.
It may not be as egregious as the company’s $1,600 desk that you have to assemble yourself or those little wooden dolls that cost $2,000, but it’s still a gadget that should cost around $2.50, not $250. Teenage Engineering says its Grip Car is made from aluminum and features smooth ball-bearing rubber wheels. The usage scenarios here seem endless, with the company suggesting people “move it in any direction” or put it on their shelf. Wait, those are the only two.
The Grip Car is available in three colors, for those who are curious, you will have the choice between red, black or aluminum. It was created by Danish designer Anders Hermansen, who has previously worked with companies like Bang & Olufsen to help make some of its in-wall speakers, among other products.
Furthermore, the official Teenage Engineering website has been behaving in a peculiar way lately, with an abundance of symbols that seem to announce some kind of announcement for tomorrow. The company confirmed Engadget that the Grip Car is not part of this upcoming announcement and to keep an eye out for a press release tomorrow afternoon. The announcement appears to be audio related, due to the floating icons on the site, but it’s unclear whether it will be hardware or software related.
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