One of our last stops at CES was at the Edifier booth. This Chinese company makes some interesting products that offer really unique designs but still manage to pull off some pretty decent performance and quality. Traditional speaker purists will tell you that the speaker cabinet must be made from wood and have a lot of specifications to enable good sound, but Edifier continues to break the mold and offer products with very unique designs that still sound rather nice.
One of the products of CES 2012 that we picked as our "Best of Show" was the Edifier Spinnaker speakers, and even though these are more than a year old, these speakers still catch your eye and your ear in terms of looks and performance. The original red ones looked like the horns from some beast and they've expanded their lineup to include a lot more different colors. These speakers are still some of my favorite products at the show again, and with the large color selection you can even snag a set that is a bit more muted if you don't want to scare away small children.
The other speakers that looked really interesting and sounded very good as well was the Eclipse. These speakers have a very unique dual radiator design at the rear that helps project the sound to fill the room. These really aren't that large, but even in a horrible venue like the LVCC, we noted that the sound was very good. These speakers are quite directional as well and this will work great for PC speakers - and that's what Edifier has in mind.