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The Consumer Electronics Show is kicking off in just over a week, and technology companies are already vying for the title of most innovative gadget.
LG has announced that it will be using CES 2017 to unveil its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker, which hovers in mid-air while pumping out your favourite tunes.
- The so-called PJ9 speaker works using powerful electromagnets housed inside the accompanying “Levitation Station,” which keep the speaker suspended for up to 10 hours at a time.
When the battery begins to run low, the speaker automatically descends to the Levitation Station and begins to charge wirelessly with no intervention from the listener and no interruption in the music.
The speaker provides 360-degree sound, with deep bass thanks to the subwoofer embedded inside the Levitation Station.
It is also IPX7 compliant, meaning it can withstand any adverse weather conditions when being used outdoors, and can connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
“Our latest addition to our growing lineup of premium wireless audio devices is not only eye-catching but also communicates the message that LG is serious about bringing something different to the table,” said Brian Kwon, president and CEO of LG Home Entertainment.
“We are absolutely dedicated to exploring new concepts and to pioneering innovative designs for its advanced audio products for consumers around the world, and the PJ9 is the latest example of this commitment.”
While the levitating speaker is perhaps LG’s most eye-catching innovation, it will also be showcasing a broad range of smartphones, 4K computer monitors, and smart home appliances at CES.
The company has also unveiled a new laser projector for home cinema enthusiasts, which claims to enable viewers to enjoy video content even in a bright room. The LG ProBeam has a slim design and weighs just 2.1kg, making it the industry’s lightest Full HD laser projector.
Meanwhile, rival company Samsung has been teasing some of its “Creative Lab” projects ahead of CES, including a “smart button” for kids’ toys and high-tech skin analyser that claims to skin problems before they happen.