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American audio specialist OM Audio has unveiled the world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker.
As practical as it is eye-catching, the OM/ONE has exceptional sound quality and easily connects wirelessly to all major smartphones, tablets and computers, says the California-based firm.
When detached, the hovering orb acts as a portable speaker that can be taken on the go. A built-in microphone transforms the speaker into a conference room phone “of unparalleled styling and fidelity”.
“In a world full of speakers, the OM/ONE stands out from all the rest,” said David DeVillez, the CEO at OM Audio. “We traveled to Silicon Valley getting feedback from some prominent entrepreneurs and musicians and we’ve been very humbled by the praise we’ve received. We’re looking forward to getting these in the hands of consumers this holiday season.”
The speaker’s creator and audio engineer DeVillez was the former Director of Operations, R&D (research and development) and Engineering at Velodyne Acoustics. One of his design breakthroughs is its levitating driver for hearing every high and low with no external distortion.
Listeners can enjoy the speaker by itself or pair it with another OM/ONE for true stereo sound. It can power on/off, pair/dis-pair and answer call/hang-up with the push of a single button.
The speaker has received favourable reviews from tech entrepreneurs and musicians.
“I’ve tried out a lot of speakers and the OM/ONE stands up to the best personal speaker technology and sound out there,” said J Sider, Founder and CEO of BandPage.com.
“There’s something weird about walking toward a beat, only to realize that it’s coming out of a rotating orb, floating in mid air. That's some cool sh*t,” said Jack Conte, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter for the band Pomplamoose and Founder and CEO of Patreon.
“The OM/ONE is one of the coolest products I’ve seen. Not only is it a Bluetooth speaker with amazing sound quality, but it levitates! Beautiful design with great sound,” said James Beshara, Co-Founder and CEO of Tilt.com.
The surprising news is the hi-tech gizmo comes cheap at a mere $199++.
It can be bought online at www.omone.com.
• World-class audio fidelity
• Pair two OM/ONEs for true stereo sound
• Bluetooth 4.0
• Conference calling with built-in Type 1 microphone
• Orb is portable for music on the go
• On/Off touch sensor
• Up to 15 hours of continuous play
• Charging cable and stand
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