LG has revealed a new line of bluetooth-enabled speakers, showing off three new models that are set to debut at IFA 2016 in Berlin next month. The new LG portable Bluetooth speakers (models PH2, PH3 and PH4) are aimed at both audiophiles and the casual listener, and won’t clash with your modern decor when you are listening to your favorite playlist or podcast.
“LG’s new line of Bluetooth speakers combine powerful sound performance with compact, portable design,” said Tim Alessi, senior director, product marketing for home entertainment at LG Electronics USA. “Understanding the busy lifestyles of many of today’s consumers, we sought to create a diverse lineup of audio products that deliver a seamless listening experience in any situation or setting.”
According to the company’s announcement, the PH2 and PH4 Bluetooth speakers weigh less than half a pound, and are splash proof. The compact 2.5-watt PH2 (3.8 in x 1.5 in) is designed to bring high-quality audio for active users, which the company states is perfect “for those who enjoy hiking, cycling and everything in between.” The model offers a sturdy connected strap that makes it easy to attach it to a variety of surfaces or to carry with you on the go. Plus, it offers subtle lighting for a unique style.
The slightly larger 16-watt PH4 (2.5 in x 3.1 in) is ideal for outdoor gatherings like campouts or bbqs, or if you are listening to your device in the home. It features 360-degree sound with passive radiators. Its compact, sleek form factor, along with a connected strap, makes it easy to take the PH4 on the go. Plus, its water resistant design makes it durable enough to withstand splashes of water, sweat or anything else users might encounter in the great outdoors.
The 3-watt PH3 (3.5 in x 4.9 in) speaker offers a candle-like design that is available in three colors and features five different multicolored lighting modes.
The entire lineup’s 360-degree omni-directional output delivers outstanding, consistent audio that users can enjoy no matter where they are. Equipped with the Bass Boost feature, the devices offer up to 6 hours of charge with the PH2, and up to 10 hours for the PH3 and PH4.
From a connectivity standpoint, all three speakers are equipped with auxiliary input ports to allow users to connect to devices without Bluetooth compatibility. This feature makes it possible for users to enjoy audio content from older devices such as MP3 players or CD players. For those with Bluetooth connectivity, the speakers’ advanced Multipoint connectivity gives them the ability to simultaneously connect with two different Bluetooth devices, giving multiple users the ability to control audio output at the same time.*
LG’s new Bluetooth speakers are scheduled to launch at U.S. retailers nationwide this fall. If you are looking for a more traditional shape, LG also offers portable Bluetooth speakers online at sites like Amazon.com.