Based in Stockholm, Teenage Engineering began in 2007 as a consulting studio for new consumer and communication products. With in-house electronic engineering, software development, mechanical engineering, industrial design and marketing, its client list includes Ikea, New Balance and Absolut Vodka.
In 2011, Teenage Engineering's first own-branded product was released. The OP-1 is a musical instrument and mini studio in a format small enough to fit in a backpack. It has become popular with many famous artists and users all over the world.
The Teenage Engineering product portfolio today now also includes the Pocket Operators — which we reviewed in the June 2016 issue — a range of six affordable calculator-sized pocket synthesisers that includes drum machines, bass synths, lead synths, noise percussion and more. All feature studio sound quality, quirky LCD displays, built-in sequencers, and the ability to sync multiple units.
The company also make a consumer product called the OD-11 Multi-Room Speaker, a re-engineering of the acclaimed Carlsson loudspeaker of the 1970s, re-invented with the latest WiFi technology and multi-room connectivity.