Floating speakers are mighty fun to look at. No question there.
Does a piece of omnidirectional audio equipment that defies gravity really need more gimmicks? Can't a floating speaker just … float?
Apparently they can, thanks to LG, who is planning to announce its first foray into the floating speaker market at CES in January. They’re calling it — wait for it — the Levitating Portable Speaker.
Ah, how refreshingly dull.
As with most levitating speakers on the market, LG’s has a base that uses electromagnets that keep the plain white speaker afloat. But as Engadget notes, it’s most impressive feature is its specs, particularly 10 hours of battery life. Another functional feature: the floating speaker automatically descends to the charging base station on low battery.
No word on pricing yet. But I’m sold on looks alone.