There is no point in trying to change the wheel. We can all agree that those who attempt to update or otherwise change the concept of the wheel are hiding to nothing.

All bets are off when it comes to inventions and the wheel. The desire to improve an invention, or to just add a point of difference in the hope that it will be different, always seems to be strong. We come to the Syng Cell Alpha.

The Cell Alpha by Syng, a California-based company that is part of the brainchild of ex-Apple big cheese Christopher Stringer, is a wireless loudspeaker. A large, expensive, and unusual looking wireless loudspeaker is a simple variation on a theme. You wouldn't be right.

According to Syng, the Cell Alpha is capable of making recorded sound tangible. Syng's purpose is to transform the human relationship with sound and to turn listening into a multi-sensory experience. There's more to hold on to.

Syng says it taps into an innate human desire to control and manipulate the sounds around them. It is safe to say that this is not a mere variation on the wireless loudspeaker theme. I have never been able to touch or see sound while adhering to the law.

You can see the sound.

The speaker is truncated and designed to perform as if there is no front or back. It's clear plastic cabinet shows a lot of its parts. There is more to the design of the Cell Alpha than meets the eye. Cell Alpha has an extensive speaker array and can create a deep, wide sound field in any space.

There are force-balanced 165mm carbon-fiber woofers at the flattened top and bottom of the almost- sphere. According to Syng, Cell Alpha can reach all the way down to 30hertz. Because the speaker is designed to either stand on a pole or be suspended from the ceiling, the bottom woofer has a hole to accommodate the pole with a second surround.

There is a structure across the cabinet that is called the triphone. Each driver is positioned at 120 degrees from the next. The 76-mm inverted-dome midrange driver has a 19-mm softdome in the throat. Cell Alpha intends to deliver the impression of a source point of sound from any position relative to it. A block of Class D amplification is used by each driver.

Assembling the cell alpha is not difficult. The test is conducted using a three piece floor standing pole that raises the speaker up to 122 cm, but you can also choose a table stand or a ceiling mount. There is a control ring on the stand that you can use to adjust volume and pause.

It isn't any harder to setup. You just need to download the Syng Space app from the Apple Store, place your speaker where you want it, and let the app run. The Cell Alpha will deliver the sound to you no matter where you are. That is the theory at this point.

The set up and syng is necessary.

Syng Spaces is a good looking and stable control app. Once setup is complete, you are presented with the option of streaming from one of the aforementioned platforms. After the Cell Alpha uses Bluetooth, it is no longer an option to use it. It's not a problem for the Apple-centered among us, rather it's a problem for those who prefer the other operating system.

You don't need to physically connect other equipment to the speaker if you have the necessary cables and connections. Syng will sell you a "Syng Link" that will allow you to connect an eARC-enabled HDMI sockets to one of the Cell Alpha'sUSB-C sockets and bring your TV into the speaker's circle. This is tight to me because of how much you spend on the speaker. It is possible to hide the Alpha's main power lead inside the pole.