Monday, February 11, 2008

GSMA: Sound Blade from Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing today launched their first Bluetooth stereo speaker - the SoundBlade. Designed to release the music of Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) enabled devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players and laptops, the SoundBlade is essential for music loving users on the move.

Uber stylish, the SoundBlade stereo Bluetooth speaker system sounds as good as it looks; the sound panel features dual 2” full-range high output drivers, SRS TruBass and full stereo Bluetooth v.2 for wireless connectivity with most stereo Bluetooth mobile phones and laptops.

Equipped with AVRCP, a mobile handset can be used as the remote control, giving two-way remote volume, mute and track forward/back. The “blade-like” design, carried over from the successful iM500 iPod speaker, measures 6.125” H x 11.125” W x 1.0” D (15.6 CMSS X 28.3 CMS X 2.54CMS) for easy portability. Supporting both AC and battery power, the SoundBlade delivers up to 24 hours of continious playback on 6AA batteries.

“The trend is clear, people love to listen to their music on the move, with their phones, on their MP3 players and laptops” says Luc Ackaert, the European Marketing Director for Altec Lansing. “Our goal is to give consumers what they need to enjoy and share their mobile entertainment lifestyle with easy, portable and powerful speakers.The SoundBlade is perfect for people who listen to music on the go, super thin and lightweight with fantastic sound.”

Weighing only 455g and only 1 inch thick, the SoundBlade is ideal for business travellers who demand great quality sound from a speaker that can easily fit into any laptop luggage. With a built-in echo-canceling microphone the SoundBlade also converts to a wireless speakerphone, ideal for conference calling.

The SoundBlade will be avalable in stores from March and will costs in the region of €119.99 / £89.99 inc VAT.

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