Sony has discovered a cheaper model of speaker that looks like a lamp. Style-conscious audiophiles will be able to order the LSPX-S3 glass speaker from August.
The device with Bluetooth technology has a tweeter made of organic glass with three actuators that allow it to emit sound in all directions according to Sony. The company claims that the tweeter “produces clear and powerful treble” and spreads the sound evenly throughout the space. The LSPX-S3 has a 46mm speaker and you can adjust the levels via the Sony Music Center. There is also LDAC support for high definition sound.
The speaker will not illuminate the entire room, but the flickering candle-shaped lighting should provide a pleasant ambience for night reading. The LED can pulse in sync with the music, and there are several lighting modes and brightness levels.
You can also take the LSPX-S3 outdoors. It weighs about 1.1 kg and has a battery that Sony says can power the device for up to eight hours on a single charge. You can charge it via the USB-C charging port.
There is also the option of connecting two stereo playback units and it can be part of a multi-room audio system. In addition, the speaker has a built-in microphone for calls, a metal base and a lower part of the fabric.
Almost six years ago first Sony showed up prototype for a modern product. Company released LSPX-S2 in Japan in 2019 and brought it to the US the following year. The LSPX-S3 will cost $ 350/£ 315/€ 350, which is about $ 100 cheaper than the previous model. It is not yet clear when Sony will start shipping the speaker.
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