This video shows the LED matrices in the device displaying the icons that would be shown when there is no internet connection, turning on/off the shuffle mode and the low battery warning.
The funky part with all the LEDs going nuts was just for fun, it's NOT part of the concept.
This is a work in progress (now almost, almost done) for my final degree project at the Umea Institute of Design. If you want to know more, here you have a few links:
More videos of prototype tests: Spotify
Next week I will try to edit something more decent and will upload the code I am using to control the whole thing.