Sony GTK-PG10 surprised us at CES 2019, Sony at CES has also released another unique wireless speaker that is pretty classy.
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker looks pretty much like a little lamp than a speaker, and it’s actually both. At the centre of a glass tube is a little LED light with 32 steps of brightness that can be set to candlelight mode, with a candle-like flickering effect.
Underneath the LED light, hidden from view, are three actuators, spaced equally around the inside of the glass. These actuators vibrate the glass to create sound, which is similar to the actuators on the back of Sony OLED TVs that produces sound by vibrating the panel.
At the bottom of the unit, which is also hidden, is a woofer that adds bass and lower mid-range, which fills out the higher frequencies produced by the actuators.
The reason behind the Glass Sound Speaker is that the audio moves up the glass tube and from the bottom of the speaker which helps spreads evenly into the room in 360 degrees.
What it means is that there’s no sweet spot, and the speaker will sound the same no matter where you’re standing in relation to it.
It is a portable device with a battery life of eight hours, and you can as well send audio to it using Bluetooth or wi-fi. Spotify Connect is supported, as is hi-res audio.
You can buy it in May, and it’s price is £550.