LG to unveil floating speaker next year
The innovative new product will feature a 10-hour battery life that recharges wirelessly
By Lee Min-hyung
LG Electronics will unveil a floating Bluetooth speaker next year, delivering 360-degree sound above a magnetic woofer station, the company said Sunday.
The Seoul-based electronics firm said the new PJ9 comes with two passive radiators, allowing users to enjoy a more balanced bass and mid-range sound. The speaker is set to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, which starts next week in Las Vegas.
This is not the first time Bluetooth speakers with magnetic levitation have been introduced. But LG has differentiated the PJ9 from similar models by highlighting some of its functions and design.
One of its notable features is a 10-hour battery life. Once it runs out of power, it drops down to the center of the woofer station, and starts charging wirelessly, according to LG Electronics, which added that this is the perfect alternative for those seeking portable Bluetooth speakers for outdoor activities such as camping.
The speaker is also waterproof for 30 minutes in water with a depth of less than 1 meter. As the device has been rated with the IPX7 waterproofing standard, it can be used in such areas as swimming pools, bathtubs and camping sites, said the company.
LG said its simple design is another marketing point. The oval-shaped floating device, coupled with a cylindrical woofer base comes with a matt white colour. “The eye-catching design will take the Bluetooth speaker industry by storm,” Seo Young-jae, vice president at LG Electronics’ convergence audio and video (CAV) business division, said in a statement.
LG has yet to unveil specific pricing details.