Yesterday Motorola announced a new partnership with Sol Republic to create a new Bluetooth speaker system which they have called the Deck, equipped with new drivers that can point audio directly up into the air rather than in front of it, allowing it to circulate audio across a 360 degrees around the speaker.
Alongside which, the Deck can also pair to a device using both Bluetooth and NFC, with a passive bass radiator port, and audio that can pump out over a 300 foot range according to Sol Republic.
The speaker can also be paired with up to five devices simultaneously.
Scott Hix, President and Co-Founder, Sol Republic explains:
“Expanding beyond headphones has been part of our strategy since the company was founded,”-”We believe in the power of music and wanted to create a mobile speaker that not only has big sound, but also enhances how people share music. And, like we did with headphones, our speaker has to differentiate the category. DECK’s revolutionary design, 360-degree powerful sound and Heist Mode redefine how music fans will use a portable speaker and make music social.”
The Deck Bluetooth Speaker will be priced at around $200.
Source: Sol Republic