The WOWee ONE uses vibrations to turn any flat surface into a speaker for music or calls, but with more-intense bass than similar designs. Its driver is embedded in a synthetic gel, which allows it to pulse more freely and to transfer stronger bass lines through a tabletop or window. $80; woweeone.com
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.