Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment is a device with a minimalist wooden panel that lets you start playing music with just a tap somewhere on the circular part of the wood that is touch sensitive.
The other side of the device has a metallic face and touchscreen where you control music stored on your local network or outside sources.
The system supports Deezer for music streaming, TuneIn for Internet radio and from your local iTunes library. Bluetooth is also integrated.
The Moment learns your music habits during different times of the day and week.
You can then access different music types based on that learning from the MoodWheel, that is a colorful circular interface where you can tap around the display spectrum to play music different mood music. The blue side plays something with a slower tempo, like jazz. The opposite side plays more aggressive or fast paced music. The center plays more familiar music and the edges gets music that is further away from your usual.
It will be in B&O stores in January 30, costing $2,795 in the US, £1795 in the UK and €2195 in the rest of Europe.
Moshi has revealed its new AirPlay speaker Spatia that is focused on design with metallic, wood and fabric accents for a modern look.
The Spatia also supports playing music through Wi-Fi Direct.
The Spatia has an app in AppStore to set it up, adjust its equalizer, save sound profiles and playing ambient sounds for sleeping and relaxation.
On the inside there are two 2.75-inch drivers, a four-inch subwoofer and twin one-inch tweeters driven by two digital signal processing chips.
Monster showed their upcoming SoundStage speaker system that is based on Qualcomm’s AllPlay technology.
The SoundStage line will include three speakers, the S1, S2, and S3. Music can be streamed from your mobile device using supported apps like Spotify to the speakers ower Wi-Fi. The speakers also supports Bluetooth. After the initial command to the speaker what to play, Qualcomm AllPlay uses direct streaming from the cloud to the speakers, not passing through your mobile device which is good for battery usage and you being able to do what you want with your mobile without disturbing the steaming.
The system has its own SoundStage app, that lets you stream music to one, some, or all speakers. You can also access media connected to your home Wi-Fi network, and have different speakers play music from different sources. Or, the same, in party mode.
The SoundStage line arrives in stores this spring. The price tags for S1, S2, and S3 are $250, $300, and $400.
French audio firm Devialet has demonstrated their upcoming speakers Phantom and Silver Phantom. According to Devialet they both sound the same, it’s only how loud they can play that differs.
Phantom can receive sound signals over WiFi, Ethernet, Power Ethernet and usual audio input formats. You can pair several Phantom units to build a stereo pair or place them in different rooms.
Since they have no lights to indicate the on/off state, very light music plays when the speaker is turned on. When the remote control pairs with one or more Phantoms the woofers flex a few times.
Devialet has a program for streaming to their different speakers from a computer called Air and an app for managing the speakers. Other than that, the system is lacking support for mayor online services as Spotify and Deezer.
They are priced at around $2390 (3000W Phantom Silver) and $1990 (750W Phantom). Harrods sells them in England from 1 February. They will probably launch at the same time in the US.