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CES 2019 | Sony LSPX-S2: A wireless glass speaker that is also an LED candle

The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker (Image source: Sony)
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker (Image source: Sony)
Sony has announced the LSPX-S2, a successor to its glass bulb speaker the LSPX-S1. The LSPX-S2 has been slightly revised compared to its predecessor and is considerably cheaper too.

The LSPX-S2 replaces the LSPX-S1, which Sony launched at £699/US$799. Sony has dropped the price of its second-generation mood light and speaker to £550, although the company has not yet confirmed pricing for the US. The device should launch in May 2019. The LSPX-S2 looks much like its predecessor with its long glass stem and its LED light, but it now has a more bulbous bottom akin to more traditional lamps. Sony has still not added AI integration or voice control like Google Assistant though.

The LSPX-S2 weighs 1.1 kg and measures of 277 x 90 mm. The device has a 35 mm speaker with an 11 W output, which the company claims will provide well-balanced and powerful midrange tones. There is also a passive radiator that delivers bass from the bottom of the base. The LED has 32 adjustable brightness levels and can offer two candlelight modes when you want a warmer light.

The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

The LSPX-S2 also supports Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC, Spotify Connect and Wi-Fi. Sony has incorporated a Push & Play button, which starts your last played Spotify track when pressed.

The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

There is also multi-room functionality, which allows you to play the same song or different songs on up to ten compatible Sony speakers via the Sony | Music Center app. The app is available for Android or iOS, from which you can control the LSPX-S2’s brightness and set a sleep timer. Sony claims that the LSPX-S2 has up to 8 hours of battery life.

The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker
The Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker

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Alex Alderson, 2019-01- 9 (Update: 2019-01-10)
Alex Alderson
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I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.