Something about the HiddenRadio has hit a nerve on Kickstarter. The project blew past its $125,000 goal and has already topped $400,000 in pledges.
HiddenRadio is a small canister-shaped Bluetooth speaker with no knobs or buttons. You just rotate the casing upward to reveal more of the speaker and increase the volume.
When fully open, the HiddenRadio can crank out 80 decibels of sound. That should be enough to get the neighbors to bang a broom handle on the ceiling.
There's a built-in radio and a line-in jack to accommodate non-Bluetooth devices. The speaker has 30 hours of life running on AA batteries.
With a month left to go on the Kickstarter project, HiddenRadio is developing some celebrity cred. Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" is in for two of the gadgets.
HiddenRadio will also make an appearance in the official Oscar gift boxes at the Academy Awards.
It takes a $119 pledge to get your own HiddenRadio in metallic silver with free global shipping. The speaker is expected to retail for $175 once it hits the open market.