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Libratone Beat offers wireless playback from iPad, iPhone, iPod

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, September 24, 2010
News Categories: iPod Accessories, iPad Accessories, iPhone Accessories

Libratone has introduced its new Beat wireless speaker for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The Beat features a five-inch subwoofer, two three-inch midrange, and two one-inch ribbon-based tweeters, built-in digital signal processing, 50 watts of power for the subwoofers and 2x25W for the tweeters and midrange drivers, two included wireless transmitters—a 30-pin transmitter for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod, and a USB transmitter for the Mac or PC, with the ability to switch between the two with a single button press—a cashmere wool and chrome body, and an auxiliary input for connecting other audio sources. The Libratone Beat will be available in January 2011 and is priced at $595.

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Comments

1

Fugly!

Posted by cybermusicman on September 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM (PDT)

2

That, and they need to get with the times and make this AirPlay-compatible. Attaching wireless dongles is s0oooo 2009.

Posted by Farnsworth on September 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

3

It looks like it will be an expensive scratching post for the cat.

Posted by Dixie Normous on September 24, 2010 at 1:02 PM (PDT)

4

i Love it. Seems as if it will be AirPlay compatible. At least AirPlay is mentioned on their website under connections.

Posted by iCoco on September 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM (PDT)

5

I didn’t see any wireless standard mentioned in the tech specs. Wouldn’t this application be a good job for Wi-Fi Direct? Wouldn’t that mean a standard transmitter for my speakers and my printer and my…?

Posted by MelM on September 24, 2010 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

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