Danish audio company Libratone recently revealed its first consumer product at IFA 2010 in Berlin, and it looks to be something that will please design fiends and audio nerds alike. The Beat is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone, iPad, laptop, or other device and gives your room high quality, 360-degree sound. The stylish and minimalist speaker system has a satin chrome handle for easy portability, comes in several colors, and is finished in cashmere wool.
The company claims that because of its FullRoom technology, which bounces sound off the walls, the listener will always be in the ‘sweet spot’ of sound. The Beat supposedly uses technology usually reserved for studios, providing high quality sound in a streamlined and relatively small package without the clumsy mess of cords that comes with most stereo systems. The design itself helps avoid the problem of having to arrange your whole room around your giant set of big, black speakers.
The Beat comes with a small 30-pin transmitter for iPod, iPhone, or iPad that will let you stream music through the speakers from 32 feet away. Also included is a USB transmitter for PC or Mac that will extend the wireless range to 98 feet. Output from the speaker is 50W and 2 x 25W from the midrange drivers and ribbon tweeters. The Beat will be available at select European retail outlets in October, and will hit markets worldwide in January for a suggested price of $655.
Click here to check out The Beat on the Libratone website and learn more.