Starting with the Sonivo Easy Speaker, there’s no cables, no WiFi, no Bluetooth and no NFC connection. Yet this is no passive speaker set, has a rechargeable battery and built in amplifier.
So how does it work then? I’m tempted to say magic but in reality you place any mobile or MP3 player with built-in loudspeaker, on top of the Easy Speaker and the sound is amplified. Inside the unit a set of transducers pick up the induction signals from the loudspeaker. In practice this works well, there is a BUT though. If you have an HTC One, the placement of the speakers mean that only the left OR right channel will be amplified. You can use the supplied 3.5mm cable to get around this though.
The SBH-150 Bluetooth Stereo Headset from Sonivo is a good looking bit of kit. It uses Bluetooth 3.0 and can be used as both stereo bluetooth headphone or as a wireless headset for use with your mobile. Add to that the passive noise cancelling, media controls and folding design and you’ve got something a bit different.
Check out the unboxing and demo video below to see them both in more detail.
Posted by: Matt