Sony has unveiled a cheaper model of the speaker that looks like a lamp. Style-conscious audio files will be able to order the LSPX-S3 glass audio speaker from August.
The Bluetooth-enabled device has an organic tweeter with three actuators that makes it possible to emit sound in all directions, according to Sony. The company claims the treble “produces clear and powerful high notes” and spreads sound evenly across a room. The LSPX-S3 has a 46 mm speaker unit, and you can adjust the levels via the Sony Music Center app. It also has LDAC support for high definition audio.
The speaker does not illuminate an entire room, but the flickering lighting in candlelight should provide a cozy atmosphere for night reading. The LED can pulsate synchronized with music, and there are several light modes and brightness levels.
You can also take the LSPX-S3 outdoors. It weighs around 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.
It is also an option to connect two stereo devices, and it can be included in a multi-room sound system. In addition, the speaker has a built-in microphone for conversations, a metal base and a fabric base.
Almost six years ago, Sony first unveiled a prototype for the stylish product. The company released the LSPX-S2 in Japan in 2019 and brought it to the United States the following year. The LSPX-S3 costs $ 350 / £ 315 / € 350, which is around $ 100 cheaper than the previous model. It is not yet clear when Sony will start shipping the speaker.
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