LG’s Levitating Portable Speaker

LG Electronics revealed Monday night that it will show at next week’s CES 2017 a futuristic “levitating portable speaker.”

LG model PJ9 is a wireless speaker designed to hover in place over an accompanying Levitation Station, while emitting high-quality audio sound.

The speaker’s design and levitating action makes a striking fashion statement while providing the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home and outdoors, the company said.

Pricing and availability were not disclosed.

Read more on LG’s levitating portable speaker after the jump:

“The PJ9 wireless speaker is an exciting combination of audio design and innovation, offering the perfect balance between performance, beauty and versatility,” stated Tim Alessi, LG Electronics new product planning director. “This latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices will not only turn heads, but it makes the bold statement that LG is committed to exploring new concepts and pioneering innovative audio designs for consumers around the world.”

The floating speaker is based on powerful electromagnets housed within the Levitation Station, enabling the PJ9 to achieve its otherworldly visual effect, untouched by any surface or wires.

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Sound is produced from a 360-degree omni-directional speaker with turbine blade-inspired design. Deep bass is produced by a subwoofer embedded inside the Levitation Station.

The PJ9 also features Dual Passive Radiator technology to reproduce flush mid-range tones and crisp highs for enhanced sound quality, the company said.

The PJ9 is powered by a 10-hour battery. When the power begins to run low, the speaker automatically descends to the Levitation Station and begins to charge wirelessly with no action required by the listener and no interruption in music playback.

For use outdoors, the PJ9 is IPX7 compliant and will withstand adverse weather conditions, so listeners can take their omni-directional tunes to the pool side or on the deck. In addition, Multipoint technology used in the speaker enables connection to two Bluetooth devices, simultaneously.

By Greg Tarr


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