Bang & Olufsen just unveiled its newest wireless speaker system called the BeoPlay A6 designed by famed Danish designer Jakob Wagner. Billed as a high-end wireless AirPlay and Bluetooth-capable speaker system for home or office enjoyment and covered in beautifully textured Kvadrat textile, the BeoPlay A6's uniquely designed contoured body and five perfectly angled speaker drivers means that it can delivers spacious and detailed sound no matter where it's placed or where you stand. It can be hung on a wall, put in a corner or simply placed anywhere you'd like thanks to some clever thinking by Bang & Olufsen and the A6's unique shape along with predefined audio positioning modes that can effectively spread sound all around the room.Read More
Harman Kardon's beautifully designed new Aura wireless AirPlay speaker is a self-contained home audio system combining the ultra-modern performance and precision of a hi-fi luxury sound system, whilst also boasting a unique, iconic transparent dome design inspired greatly by Harman Kardon's SoundSticks subwoofer. The Aura has a sound as rich and rewarding as its appearance with six 1.5" high and mid-range transducers plus a built-in 4.5" subwoofer delivering superior, Omni-directional, 360 degree sound. While elite features like built-in wireless Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay lossless audio streaming and DLNA introduce you to the convenience and multi-function advantages of complete connectivity. Harman Kardon's Aura is available now for $400.
Joining iLuv's Syren line of Bluetooth speakers is the SyrenPro, a weather and splash-resistant Bluetooth speaker featuring TrueWireless Stereo - which allows users to wirelessly pair two units to create a powerful stereo sound system similar to Ultimate Ears' highly regarded dual-pairing UE Boom and Mini Boom portable speakers. The SyrenPro speaker is ready to face the elements with its new weather and UV-resistant body, making it the ideal speaker for outdoor entertainment. iLuv's new TrueWireless Stereo feature allows two SyrenPro units to be paired wirelessly via Bluetooth, creating a full stereo sound system.
The speaker also features iLuv’s jAura sound technology which delivers a perfect balance of high, middle and low range frequencies, while its unique design creates a sound chamber for deep, rich bass. Its 3" co-axial speaker driver delivers powerful, high fidelity 360 degree sound capable of filling rooms and outdoor areas much similar to the UE Boom and Sound Blaster AXX 200 portable wireless speakers. For convenience, SyrenPro includes voice prompts for easy pairing and an aux-in port to connect to devices without Bluetooth. It is powered by a rechargeable battery for up to 4 hours of playtime. iLuv's SyrenPro Bluetooth speaker is available in black and white, and will be available later this month for $150.
Jawbone has introduced a way that you can color-customize your very own $300 Big Jambox wireless speaker in over 100 color combinations directly online. So if you've never took a liking to Jawbone's color picking skills, it's now your chance to prove yourself that you have better taste in design. Right?
Jawbone released an update for its Big Jambox wireless speaker today that adds support for the PS Vita and improved battery life among other enhancements and improvements. The Big Jambox v2.0 update is available now thru Jawbone's MyTalk cloud service. The v2.0 update in more detail:
- Improved audio streaming and fewer dropouts at greater distances with AAC support
- Two additional hours of battery life and better battery life on paired devices
- Control volume from either your mobile device or BIG JAMBOX; volume stays in sync
- Disable all voice prompts and tones with Silent Mode
- Improved LED response, PS Vita connectivity and various performance enhancements
Nokia and JBL have teamed up and jointly co-developed an exclusive line of audio accessories which include these mug-shaped wireless speakers said to deliver room-filling acoustics with a dynamic design, clearly inspired by Nokia's Lumia handset. The JBL PlayUp Portable by Nokia is the first product to be announced today at IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It features NFC technology for seamless tap-to-pair Bluetooth pairing, a replaceable and rechargeable battery that's good for more than a whopping 10 hours of continues music streaming, durable double-shot plastic body design, 3.5mm audio input and a room-filling, 360-degree firing speaker. Surprisingly enough, we haven't heard a word on any speakphone functionality.
The PlayUp Portable is a unique speaker delivering crystal clear sound. With underlying JBL technology that delivers exceptional dynamics, natural tonal balance, clarity and spatial definition, the PlayUp Portable conveys every sonic nuance of the original recording. It comes with a specially designed bass port which acts as a woofer, ensuring incredible low end sound with minimal audible air turbulence. The PlayUp Portable has a maximum output of 89dB, making it suitable for use outdoors or in any modern indoor interior.
The PlayUp Portable speaker will be available later this year for 149 euros, and will come in cyan, white, black and bright yellow colors.
Logitech and Ultimate Ears have released a new joint line of portable wireless speakers under the Logitech UE brand which consists of two new speakers. The UE Mobile Boombox is Logitech's Mini Boombox replacement that features on-board music playback controls, wireless Bluetooth music streaming and speakerphone functionality in a small, miniature plastic body with a set of two 1-inch "full-range" drivers and a built-in rechargeable battery rated for 10-hours of play time. The Logitech UE Mobile Boombox speaker is expected to ship in early September, comes in five colors and can be pre-ordered now for $100.
The second release is the portable UE Boombox speaker, yet another one of Logitech's original Boombox replacement unique in its design that's made from die-cast aluminum and features a boombox-approved carry handle, wireless Bluetooth music streaming and more powerful, pristine audio output thanks to two tweeters, two 3-inch woofers and four passive bass radiators. The UE Boombox also features side rubber control buttons as well as a built-in rechargeable battery with up to 6 hours of battery life. The UE Boombox is available now for $250. Video after the break!