Logitech announced this morning that it has expanded its line of Bluetooth speakers with the addition of the X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo Speaker. The company, which provides speakers that are both high-performance and high-availability (if you’re shopping for powered speakers at your local mega-mart, Logitech is likely your best bet), has equipped the portable $70 box with all of the expected features. However, we’ve come to find that Logitech can breathe life and value into even the most run-of-the-mill, entry-level types of audio products – see Logitech’s UE Miniboom.
The X300 was preceded by its smaller hockey puck-esque brethren, the diminutive $50 X100, which appears to serve as more of a keychain speaker for casual hangouts. The X300 looks like it brings quite a bit more boom for just $20 extra. Logitech’s latest Bluetooth endeavor features specially angled drivers for “an expansive sound spectrum, with precise bass response and detailed mids and highs,” says Logitech’s wireless speaker product manager, Jeffery Cheung.
Logitech has apparently positioned the drivers to face upward and outward, a strategy Cheung describes as Logitech’s “completely new acoustic platform” that, frankly, doesn’t strike us as all that innovative or revolutionary. That said, there’s a good chance that Logitech has put out a better-sounding $70 Bluetooth speaker than a good swath of its competition.
The X300 measures in at about 6 -inches long, 3-inches wide, and 3-inches tall, and weighs just .75 lbs. As usual, you can connect your Bluetooth-enabled devices to the X300 from up to 30 feet away. The speaker’s lithium-ion battery provides up to five hours of continuous playback. The speaker is currently available for preorder, and Logitech says it will be released in the U.S. and select countries in Asia later this month, while select European countries will see the product’s release later this year in August.