Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker was one of the spotlight at Sony’s booth in CES 2019, an event dedicated to showcase the latest in gadgets and technology.
The new speaker is certainly charming with its classy design though the shape is more like an antique lamp than a speaker, but that is precisely what makes it unique. This model is the successor of LSPX-S1 Glass Sound Speaker which was first launched in 2016.
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Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
In fact, this smart speaker does function as a lamp and speaker. In the middle of the glass tube there is a small LED light with adjustable 32 brightness levels and that can also be set to candlelight mode, which introduces a real candle-like flicker when it is hit by the wind.
Right under the LED light, invisible from view, there are three actuators that are equally spaced around inside of the glass. This actuator vibrates the glass to produce sound, in a way that is almost the same as the actuator on the back of the OLED TV the company produces sound by vibrating the panel. Basically wrapped in a woofer to add bass and a lower mid-range, balancing the higher frequencies produced by the actuator.
According to Sony, the idea behind Glass Sound Speaker is that audio flows up the glass tube and exits the bottom of the speaker and spreads evenly to the room in a 360 degree angle. In other words, wherever your position is, you will still be able to hear the same sound quality.
Ports and Battery Life
Besides having a timeless design, this smart speaker from Sony also has an impressive battery life for up to 8 hours, rechargeable via UBS-C. This device can also receive audio files that are sent using Bluetooth or wi-fi, besides a 3.5mm audio input port. In addition, these speakers also support Spotify Connect and hi-res audio.
The awesome functionality and unique concept, will cost you £ 550 or roughly $715 and will be available in May.