February 06, 2013 by Rachel Cericola
Westinghouse Digital is the latest to add a wireless speaker to its lineup. The Unplug has Bluetooth built-in, so users can stream audio from any compatible device—including a smartphone or tablet.
However, the Unplug isn’t just another Bluetooth speaker; it’s a Bluetooth speaker that can fit in the palm of your hand. Featuring proprietary digital signal processing (DSP) and Ultra Bass Boost circuitry, the Unplug is designed for playtime anywhere. It also doubles as a speakerphone for standard calls, Skype or another calling service, with a built-in, noise-cancelling microphone. Other features include a frequency response that extends down to 60HZ and a 3.5mm stereo audio connection.
Promising up to 10 hours of playtime, the Unplug boasts a fingerprint and scratch-resistant rubberized surface. It also has its own carrying case.
“We did a tremendous amount of work developing improved audio technologies for our TV line, and were able to achieve genuinely impressive reproduction in miniaturized form,” says Rey Roque, senior VP of marketing at Westinghouse Digital. “The results were so successful that we were able to extend them to dedicated audio products like our new wireless Bluetooth sound system. You simply have to hear it first hand to believe what’s possible from a compact and affordable component.”
Westinghouse says that the Unplug will be come in black, white, red and silver. The company has yet to announce when the speaker will be available, but says it will sell with an MSRP of $99.99.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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