Soundfreaq

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Specializing in boxy Bluetooth-capable stereo systems of various sizes, Soundfreaq won last year’s Overall Best of Show Award for its outstanding $100 Sound Kick speaker, which debuted at CES. This year, the company is debuting Sound Platform 2 ($150), a completely redesigned version of its very first speaker, now with a device-agnostic tray, a unique two-system streaming feature, twin USB device charging ports, and an optional rechargeable battery pack. It is also showing a Lightning version of its Sound Step speaker.

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The impressive dual-unit streaming speaker Sound Platform 2 ($150) is featured in an extensive First Look; some additional news is that Soundfreaq will also occasionally offer two of the speakers in a set together for $250. An upcoming battery is targeted for $50, with battery life expected to reach seven hours normally, and five hours at full volume, without needing to crimp the unit’s powerful output capabilities.

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Sound Step Lightning ($130) is an updated Lightning dock edition of Sound Step; we reviewed Sound Step Recharge in July 2011.

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Sound Step Lightning’s connector includes a raised platform just below the connector, which we’re beginning to see on other Lightning speakers at CES. It looks like currently tailored iPhone 5 cases are going to have problems fitting Lightning docks.

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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.