LG intros levitating PJ9 wireless omnidirectional smart speaker at CES 2017

posted on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 by Steve May

Wireless  Streaming  Loudspeakers  CES 2017 

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A levitating portable speaker is one of LG’s novel new additions at CES 2017. The speaker hovers in place over a so-called Levitation Station, and can be used play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home, as well as outdoors. The PJ9 utilises powerful electromagnets housed inside the base station to perform the trick.

The 360-degree omnidirectional speaker has a turbine blade-inspired design and embedded subwoofer with Dual Passive Radiator for mid-range bass reinforcement.

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The PJ9 boasts a 10-hour battery. When this runs down, the smart speaker automatically descends to the Levitation Station and begins to charge wirelessly with no intervention from the listener and no interruption in the music. The PJ9 is IPX7 compliant, and can be used outdoors in wet weather. Multipoint technology enables the speaker to connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously

“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 in advanced audio products for consumers around the world, and the PJ9 is the latest example of this commitment.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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