GEAR4, the UK’s audio manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new range of multiroom wireless speakers that have been designed to provide an easy to use, yet affordable solution to getting your audio not only around the house, but also on the go.
They will be launched under a new premium brand from the company called GEAR4 BLACK and will be named Stream 1 and Stream 2.
What makes these speakers interesting is that they have their own router built in, allowing users to take their Stream speakers out of the house and still connect them together, under one network, without having to bring along extra equipment.
They can also be controlled via an application for smartphones and feature an inbuilt vTuner that has access to over 1,000 radio stations.
The Stream 1 (pictured above) is the smaller of the two speakers, priced at £99.99, it is a WiFi multiroom speaker that makes portable listening simple, but still provides a number of options, featuring Bluetooth and an Aux-In port.
It also comes with a handle built into the top to make it easier to carry around, and thanks to what GEAR4 says is an 8 hour battery life, you also get a ton of time to listen to music.
When you’re done, simply plug it back into the power and you’ll be able to recharge it.
Stream 2 is the second of the new speakers (as you would expect), but this one is a little beefier and a little more costly at £129.99. Featuring a total of three pre-set buttons for “one-touch access to music”, and a charge-out feature that allows you to charge your device via the speaker (the Stream 1 will also come with both of the aforementioned features).
GEAR4 says that they have made the system as easy to set-up as they could, using a WPS WiFi setup feature, the speakers have been designed to be easy to connect to your router in just seconds.
There’s also a Pair/Share feature that allows you to add more speakers to a network easily.
Both the Stream 1 and the Stream 2 will be available from Argos’ online and retail stores from August 1st, 2016.