Sony releases the LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker to the US market
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Given that our homes have practically become our lives for many of us these days, we might be more drawn to gadgets that can fit seamlessly into it - without compromising on their power or quality, of course. This is the general idea behind the Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker.
The OEM asserts that it has been designed to be as reassuring in its esthetics as in its audio prowess. To this end, it has been designed with a transparent shell so as to display an on-board warm light-source. This feature can support 32 levels of brightness, and also has a "candle" setting in which it flickers in an appropriately life-like manner.
However, the shell through with the light can be seen is also a functional part of the speaker. Even though it is actually made of acrylic resin (which is also an automotive- or sunglasses-grade material), it vibrates in response to the LSPX-S2's actuator in order to reproduce its sound.
Sony claims that this design choice, in addition to a tweeter also made of glass, makes for "Crystal Clear" 360-degree sound. The Glass Sound Speaker is also Bluetooth for wireless operation and has NFC for easier pairing. This also allows for multi-device control via 1 paired device through the OEM's I Music Center app.
Sony has priced the LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker at a recommended price of US$450 in the US, and can be pre-ordered through Amazon or authorized retailers throughout the country such as B&H from today (November 16, 2020) .