LG has a new high-end gadget in store: a waterproof 360-degree floating Bluetooth speaker that can charge wirelessly on its own.
Bluetooth speakers have become increasingly popular because they offer more convenience and portability. While low-end Bluetooth speakers might not offer a good listening experience, higher-end ones manage to pull it off without compromising on audio quality.
The new LG PJ9 floating speaker stands out from the crowd by offering a solid listening experience, waterproof capabilities, a long battery life and a wireless charging trick that ensures the gadget won't stop playing even when it's low on battery.
LG PJ9 Floating Speaker
When it runs out of juice, the LG PJ9 floating speaker will simply descend on its base and charge wirelessly on its own, rather than interrupting the listening experience and requiring the owner to place it on a charging pad.
This means that even if you're playing music when the floating speaker reaches low battery levels, your song will keep playing while the speaker descends onto its base and starts charging without requiring any user input. When fully charged, the speaker should last for up to 10 hours of continuous use.
The LG PJ9 also sports IPX7 rating that makes it suitable for outdoor use even in the rain or at the pool, as the speaker can withstand being submerged for up to 30 meters in 1-meter-deep water. Keep in mind, however, that the floating speaker is not designed to withstand sand, dust or dirt, so you might want to think twice before taking it to the beach.
LG PJ9 Audio Quality
LG says that its new PJ9 360-degree floating speaker can blast audio of equally high quality in all directions, which is why it's called a 360-degree speaker. The gadget sports two passive radiators for balancing middle notes and bass, while the base station doubles as a woofer.
LG PJ9 Design
LG went for a simple and clean design rather than something eccentric with its PJ9 floating speaker, building the gadget as a cylindrical device that somewhat resembles a floating microphone. Both the speaker and the base are white, and it remains unclear at this point whether LG will offer more color options.
LG will show off its new PJ9 waterproof 360-degree floating speaker next week at the CES 2017 trade show, and more information should become available then. For now, the company offered no details regarding price, release date or market availability.