Kubotec's man-sized speakers
Spotted at Tokyo's Hi-End Show, a showcase for preposterously expensive audio gear, were these speakers from Kubotek. Aside from having a shape that suggests the result of a warped mind playing with a Donald Duck head, a jumbo pot of varnish and a mirror, they stand 174 cm tall, which is, well, bigger than the guy in the black t-shirt. When these come out in spring 2005 a pair of them will set you back Y7.35 mn ($66,000), which is probably about what it'll cost to put a down payment on the massive, soundproofed apartment you'll need to put them in.

[Via Impress AV Watch (Japanese)]