Whether it’s music, fashion or entertainment – everything is possible, constantly reachable. Especially since the power of the internet and smartphones we’ve all started to look down and get sucked into the virtual worlds. Teufel also learnt and developed a lot in this decade, with us even opening our first store. We’re looking back at the decade and taking a trip back through time.
Endless colourful diversity and flash mobs: the music of 2010s
Trap, electro-swing, dubstep or seapunk – the 2010s were certiantly an adventurous time for the music scene. What almost all of them have in common is that they pick up elements of older music styles and interpret them anew. Retro and vintage are definitely the order of the day in the tens of years. Thanks to various streaming services, the music sector is almost oversupplied, and everyone picks out what they like – the mix is colourful, and even small artists can become successful in their niches thanks to the Internet. This decade’s big names include Adele, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Avicii and Katy Perry.
A real mass phenomenon in 2012 was the song Gangnam Style by the Korean artist Psy. The crazy video, the funny choreography and the weird, catchy chorus made the song a world hit; for almost three years it was the most watched video on YouTube. It was similar with Harlem Shake – a song that made flash mobs bigger and bigger around the world.
Teufel dares to take another step
After great success in Germany, Teufel wanted to take things to the next level. In 2011 we opened an online store in the UK and in the Netherlands. Two years later Teufel also started selling in China.All this plus the opening of the Teufel Flagship store in Bikini Berlin, we’ve become more personable with our customers. This allows the public to try out our products and receive great advice from our trained team.
This location in particular has a special meaning to us, as it used to me the home of a beloved Berlin nightclub, where the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop enjoyed to come.
Death of TV programmes thanks to streaming services
The days of sticking to the TV programme are over. Since the birth of TV streaming we have be able to become picky and chose what and when we want to watch. Remember the days of checking the Radio Times? Seems stone age compared to today’s habits. Great shows have also be created by streaming services, such as Orange is the New Black from Netflix.
On the big screen and in the home cinema in 2010 Inception, 2011 The Intouchables and 2014 Birdman set standards. Among other things, the classic television program was marked by big farewells: 2015 was the last time Mad Men was on the TV screens and the year Bruce Jenner said goodbye to the world.
Take home cinema to the next level with these sets
From Streaming Innovations to Porcelain Speakers
When things go, others come for it. We definitely didn’t lack technical innovations in the ten years. The Internet of Things, for example, is now familiar to almost everyone: more and more areas of our lives are being networked; we can even communicate with the washing machine from a distance.
Teufel has made a contribution to the fact that our furnishings are increasingly multi-functional. Cooperation with furniture manufacturer was on the agenda, as was cooperation with Raumfeld, which makes streaming even more convenient in your own four walls. The collaboration with the porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal also produced the world’s first porcelain wifi loudspeaker, which can also be used as a decorative object.
Other Teufel highlights of the 2010s:
- 2015: Party anytime and anywhere! You wanted it, so you got it: the biggest mobile Bluetooth speaker – our ROCKSTER.
- 2016: Teufel is the first audio company to start delivering Dolby Atmos-licensed loudspeakers.
- 2018: Dynamore® – you can experience the 360-degree sound developed by Teufel in the smallest of spaces with the Radio 3sixty.
The launch of the ROCKSTER 2015 was also the birth of the Teufel truck, our sound monster.
Gaming becomes mainstream and regconised as cultural asset
The first video games were already available in 70s. However, it still took decades before gaming became mainstream. From PC, consoles, to smartphones – nowadays there are endless ways to access the gaming whether it be portable or not. In 2019 there were over
The first video games were already available in the 1970s. But it took decades for gaming to firmly establish itself in people’s everyday lives. From PCs to consoles to smartphones, there are now many ways to gamble around the clock. There are approixmiately 2.2 billion gamers worldwide. Video games are now an indisputable part of our everyday culture – and are increasingly gaining recognition as a cultural asset, as illustrated by the opening of the Gamescom computer games fair by Angela Merkel in 2017.
Smartphone players now form the largest group of players in Germany. But while the so-called casual gamers are more concerned with the short pastime, some practice gaming much more seriously and compete against each other in competitions. The term “E-Sport” has established itself for this. At the world championship of the strategy game League of Legends, the prize money is in the millions. German sports clubs also have their own e-sports departments. For example, gamers are fighting for victories in the FIFA football match for FC Nuremberg’s 1st FC; FC Schalke 04’s e-sports team is playing in the League of Legends.
Some gaming milestones of the 2010s
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
- Last of Us (2013)
- Witcher 3 (2015)
- Pokémon Go (2016)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (2017)
- Fortnite (2017)
- Red Dead Redemption (2010) and RDR2 (2018)
While virtual reality is playing an increasingly important role in the gaming world, games with a pixel look are appearing again and again thanks to the retro trend. Gamers are increasingly buying their games digitally and playing online together. Moreover, the streaming of games is in the starting blocks, as with Google Stadia. And when gamers are not swinging the controller, they love to hang around on Twitch or YouTube and watch others play.
Reading tip: The other parts of our time travel to the 80s, 90s and 2000s.
Teufel provides the perfect sound environment for gamers
Video games are total works of art, and sound is just as important as optics: the soundtracks to the games are usually produced at great expense and are even performed by orchestras as part of concerts. Teufel understood that games have to sound good and has been offering you the best equipment for your PC or console for several years now.
▶ With the complete Concept E 450 Digital “5.1 Set” system, gambling on PlayStation, Xbox and Co. is even more fun. But you can also connect the sound wonder to your PC and sound your gaming cave.
▶ With the CAGE headset, you won’t miss a sound in the game – and your teammates won’t miss a comment. Solid yet comfortable to wear, the CAGE is your best companion for both multiplayer and single-player games.
Videospiele sind Gesamtkunstwerke, und ebenso wichtig wie die Optik ist der Ton: Die Soundtracks zu den Games sind meist aufwendig produziert und werden sogar im Rahmen von Konzerten von Orchestern aufgeführt. Dass Games gut klingen müssen, hat auch Teufel verstanden und bietet dir seit einigen Jahren die beste Ausrüstung für deinen PC oder die Konsole an.
- ▶ Mit der Komplettanlage Concept E 450 Digital “5.1-Set” macht das Zocken auf PlayStation, Xbox und Co. gleich noch mehr Spaß. Du kannst das Klangwunder aber genauso an deinen PC anschließen und deine Gaming-Höhle beschallen.
- ▶ Mit dem Headset CAGE verpasst du im Spiel keinen Mucks – und deine Mitspieler keinen deiner Kommentare. Massiv und dennoch angenehm zu tragen ist der CAGE dein bester Begleiter bei Multi- und Singleplayer-Spielen gleichermaßen.
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Historical events of the 2010s
- 2010: During a mass panic at the last Loveparade in Duisburg 21 people are killed in an accident, more than 500 are injured.
- 2011: After an earthquake and the following tsunami, Fukushima in Japan suffers a severe nuclear accident.
- 2015: The New Horizons spacecraft is the first spacecraft ever to fly past Pluto – and is still on its way.
- 2016: Donald Trump is elected the 45th US President.
- 2017: Same sex marriage is introduced in Germany.