UCD grad recognized for innovative speaker

A 2006 University of California, Davis, graduate’s audio creation has made Time magazine’s list of “Top 50 Inventions of 2009.”

Jason Lucash’s OrigAudio is a self-powered, portable audio speaker made from recycled materials. OrigAudio’s Illinois-based Web site says the product is composed of recycled paper materials, and the speaker units can be plugged into any audio device that has a headphone jack.

The speakers start out flat, but the surfaces can be folded to form the 3-inch speaker cubes … just like origami, according to the company. Various speaker colors and designs are offered.

OrigAudio speakers also have been featured on NBC’s “Today” show.

More details can be viewed at www.origaudio.com.

– Mark Glover