Libratone the Danish audio manufacturer has just revealed its first consumer speaker at this years IFA in Berlin.
The tri-sided wireless speaker named the Libratone Beat is designed to provide FullRoom technology reflects the sound off the room’s walls to provide 360 degrees of audio enjoyment.
The high end speaker has been designed to connect to an iPod, iPhone or iPad via wifi and comes with a 30-pin transmitter that attaches to the bottom of your Apple device.
The wireless Libratone Beat has been in development since 2007 and is capable of streaming audio up to 10m away from your player. However this can be extended up to 30m if you to connect the wireless USB transmitter to a PC or Mac.
The Beat speaker measures 18.5 x 7.67 x 5.9-inch (470 x 195 x 150mm) and inside is a 5-inch (127mm) bass, a couple of 3-inch (76.2mm) midrange drivers and a couple of 1-inch (25.4mm) ribbon tweeters. But with a weight of 6.5 kg this isn’t the most portable of speakers.
Initial availability of the Libratone Beat will be limited when it appears at selected retail outlets in Germany, the UK and Scandinavia in October. From January next year however, the Beat should be available worldwide for a suggested retail price of US$655.
More information is available from the Libratone Beat website.
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