Levitating speakers might not be a new concept, but there are a few number of companies that have participated in this niche tech segment. Korean tech giant, LG, has recently shown up one such speaker concept ahead of its major expected announcement at the CES 2017 next week.
The company has recently unveiled a new model the LG PJ9, which is a 360-degree omnidirectional Bluetooth speaker and offers 10 hours of battery life. The speaker floats in the air with the magnetic force created by the electromagnets, and upon discharge, it would automatically descend to its base station below that consist of both – a subwoofer and a charger.
The company says that the LG PJ9 wireless speakers come with Passive Radiator Technology for “flush mid-range tones and crisp highs.” Users can pair up to two devices at a time with the LG PJ9. The other good thing about the speakers is that it is entirely waterproof and survive for a good 30 minutes of time in less than 1m of depth.
Having a look at its design, the LG PJ9 features a turbine-blade inspired design. As the battery gets low, the floating part will automatically descend on the base station which also handles the bass for the music and acts as a subwoofer.
Brian Kwon, president and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, says “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.”
There is no word about the pricing and technical specs at the moment. We expect LG to talk more about this at the CES 2017 expo next week.