Many companies these days are introducing levitating Bluetooth speakers. You read on this blog about the OM Bluetooth speaker that floats in the air. Then there is this floating cloud speaker that also creates the lightning effect while playing music. Now LG too has jumped into the fray of offering a levitating Bluetooth speaker. The levitating LG speaker will be introduced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. It is called the LG Levitating Portable Speaker model PJ9.
Since it is a levitating speaker, it will be hovering over the accompanying Levitation Station. It will be using powerful electromagnets placed inside the Levitation Station to keep the speaker floating in the air without any support. It will be a 360-degree omnidirectional speaker with turbine blade-inspired design. There will be a subwoofer embedded inside the Levitation Station for deep bass.
The levitating Bluetooth speaker from LG, as explained in this LG newsroom update, also features Dual Passive Radiator technology to reproduce flush mid-range tones and crisp highs. In plain language, the dual passive radiator technology makes smaller speakers play sound as if it is being played through bigger speakers.
The good thing about the levitation Bluetooth speaker is that when it runs out of battery or when the battery begins to run low, the speaker slowly comes down and settles on the Levitation Station and begins to charge itself wirelessly without you having to do anything. This way, you can keep on listening to your music while the speaker is being charged. When it is charged, it again rises and starts levitating.
PJ9 will be IPX7 compliant – it means that you can immerse the speaker in water for up to 1 meter for 30 minutes and it will still be working fine. Basically, what it means is, you can play your favourite music outside and if suddenly it begins to rain you don’t have to worry about your equipment getting ruined.
Although you would rarely do that, the LG levitating Bluetooth speaker also comes with multipoint technology which means that you can connect two Bluetooth devices to the speaker.
How much is it going to cost? LG hasn’t yet mentioned that.
But why levitating speakers, really? Do they give better sound than the speakers that don’t levitate? Remains to be seen. Right now, it just seems to be a fad. They just look good – like science fiction.