LG's levitating speaker is definitely not the first of its kind but it has some features that sets it apart from others.
The Levitating Portable Speaker (aka PJ9) uses electromagnets in the Levitation Station (which is placed beneath the speaker) to keep the speaker afloat. While a 360-degree omnidirectional speaker sits inside the floating unit, the Levitation Station has an embedded subwoofer within to improve the sound quality.
I think the most essential feature of the PJ9 is its 10-hour battery life and the fact that the speaker automatically descends into the Levitation Station to recharge when its battery becomes low. In addition, the entire unit is IPX7 compliant, which means it should survive a rain storm.
Also, according to LG the PJ9 is equipped with Multipoint technology, which gives it the ability to connect to two Bluetooth devices at once. That’s quite a feature for a floating speaker.
“Our latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices is not only eye-catching but also communicates the message that LG is serious about bringing something different to the table,” said Brian Kwon, president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “We are absolutely dedicated to exploring new concepts and to pioneering innovative designs for its advanced audio products for consumers around the world, and the PJ9 is the latest example of this commitment.”
LG will reveal more about the speaker at CES 2017.
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