Levitating Bluetooth Speaker Defies Gravity for Your Listening Pleasure
BERLIN — Is there any real need for a speaker to be levitating? Probably not, but we can assure you that it looks pretty cool.
A Taiwan company called ASWY brought such a gadget — well, a prototype, but a working one — to IFA.
We heard it in action and while its sound failed to amaze us, it wasn’t bad either.
The speaker is positioned above a magnetic stand (which also has an extra USB port) and can be spun at will (see Vine below), though this pretty much depletes its bag of tricks. You can just use it without the base as a regular speaker, but then you’ll probably be wondering why you spent on $150 bucks on it, which will be the speaker’s price when it hits the market in November.
We don’t think the fact that it’s flying makes it better sounding than a regular Bluetooth speaker, but the wow factor is there, and if you like the price, it could be a cool gift for the true gadget nerd.
And if you like the idea, you will soon have a choice between ASWY’s and another levitating Bluetooth speaker. Made by OM Audio, the OM/One will be hitting the market in December.
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