Introducing Horatio

The World’s First (and Only) Somewhat Smart Speaker

Alack! Horatio is no more! Sadly Horatio is sold out (probably forever). Do not despair though, our Department of Not-So-Convenient Technology will be announcing a new nonsensically inefficient contraption shortly. In the meantime, might we suggest you ogle our other essential paraphernalia at the Hendrick’s Tiny Shop.

Key Features

  • Handmade of copper, brass, leather and wood
  • Finger-activated
    (freeing your voice for other things)
  • Includes martini holder
  • Quite heavy
  • English-speaking, yet functions quite well around the globe

Created as a delightful counterpoint to today’s banal and predictable voice-activated speakers (yawn), Horatio offers the surprise and unpredictability that mass-produced modern electronics fail to deliver. Whilst an ordinary smart speaker is restricted to merely answering questions, this far-more-sophisticated device is utterly independent of anything you may ask of it — indeed, you never know what it will say.


Only FIVE of these devices exist in the world. Each is full-fledged work of art created by two American artists and includes lovingly salvaged antique parts collected over many years. Indeed, no two are exactly alike. This is an indisputable piece of art that will undoubtedly increase in value over the years, all the while delighting yourself, your family and guests.


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