Editor's note: Sony has introduced a new wireless glass speaker that's also a light source. The company says it is designed to create an inviting atmosphere that delivers incredible sound quality. I can't help but think that if Dyson builds a wireless speaker, it probably will.
The Sony LSPX-S3 has three drivers that attach to the end of a single glass tube tweeter, and vibrate to play sound from any direction with uniform volume distribution. There's also a 46mm drive for a balanced midrange and passive coolant to help with low-key feedback. The frequency range is 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling). The speaker is also Bluetooth compatible and uses Sony LDAC audio technology to enhance wireless data transmission for an enhanced listening experience.
As mentioned, the unit acts as a light source and has 32 different brightness levels and mode. The candlelight mode, for example, provides subtle lighting that flickers like a real flame, while the light mode is best for indoor use. There is also an option to beat the light along with the rhythm of music and a sleep timer for bedtime.
Portable glass speakers are suitable for up to eight hours of battery life, although your working time may vary depending on whether or not you use the lighting feature. By connecting two speakers at the same time, true stereo sound with two left and right channels can be produced. The Sony LSPX-S3 glass speaker retailed for $349.99 in August. p>
Sony's weird wireless glass speaker as a double lantern for $349