It takes a brave soul (or a foolish one) to enter the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market in this day and age, but try telling that to the Danish audio gurus at Vifa, who have followed up their astoundingly well-executed Copenhagen model with two additional designs, the Stockholm sound bar and the improbably compact Helsinki. The latter features a custom-made Kvadrat textile that allows the audio to pass unhindered through its woolen fibers while repelling water, topped off with a handmade carry-strap from Swedish leather manufacturer Tärnsjö Garveri. Under the bespoke fascia, meanwhile, you’ll find aptX and NFC connectivity and an aluminium unibody frame packed with a 50mm full-range driver and two 60mm woofers, all driven by a Digital Pure Path amp. Whether it provides some elegantly-packaged wattage for your bedroom or a dash of stylish, portable power to your travels, Vifa just went and set the bar a little higher.

399 vifa