I know they say that music can move you, but this is ridiculous. Consumer audio developer OM Audio has announced the creation of the world's first levitating speaker. Dubbed the OM/ONE, the $179 portable speaker is now available, just in time to float into homes for the holiday season.
The spherical speaker (6.3 inches x diameter x 1.6 inches height) works in concert with a magnetic base (2.1 pounds, 1.6 x 1.2 inches) to achieve the spinning, levitating effect. In terms of audio, the OM/ONE relies on its 75mm audio driver to deliver clear, balanced mids, highs and lows.
The wireless speaker can connect to most devices including smartphones, notebooks and tablets via Bluetooth 4.0 over a distance of approximately 33 feet. And while the floating effect is pretty cool, the OM/ONE can play music with or without the base which comes in handy if you want to use the 1.3-pound speaker outdoors.
If you have two OM/ONEs you can pair them for stereo effect, thereby doubling your pleasure. When it's not being used to play music, the OM/ONE can also function as a speakerphone thanks to the built-in Type 1 microphone. OM Audio claims that the speaker's Lithium-ion battery will last up to 15 hours on a charge.
The OM/ONE will be available in black, white and disco ball when it ships. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit initiative, Immunity Project, which is working to create a free HIV vaccine.