Sure, Bluetooth-operated speakers are all the rage. I love ’em, you love ’em, they’re convenient and (for the most part) highly effective — enough said. But are you familiar with the other type of wireless audio streaming?
Found in some newly introduced portable speakers is what’s called ‘sound induction’ technology and it’s actually even simpler to use than a Bluetooth speaker, plus it tends to be a whole lot cheaper. Using speakers as such will basically turn your smartphone, iPod, mp3 player or any other electronic gadget with built-in speakers into an acoustic guitar (kind of.)
As the hollow shell of an acoustic guitar amplifies the vibrations of plucking or strumming on the strings, sound induction speakers do the same with your handheld device’s audio. By placing your gadget onto the Magic Sound Box for example, any sound will instantly emanate much further than expected, trust me. No wires, no cables, no pairing and most importantly, without lag.
The Magic Sound Box is slightly larger than a deck of cards. And likewise, it’s got an ace up it’s sleeve — in the form of big audio. It’s dimensions are 2.7-inches by 1.6-inches by 4.9-inches and it’s super portable at 5.0-ounces light. If you choose to opt out of using it’s sound induction function, a USB to phono cable comes included to plug your unit direct-in.
It features dual one-inch speakers, facing outwards on the longer sides of the Box. Despite leaving more to be desired in the ‘bass’ department, (entirely dependent on the size of any speaker) for their size, these speakers can push some serious air.
I’ve found most use from the Magic Sound Box as a work desk companion. If someone rings my smartphone, it’s quite easy to answer the call, hit the ‘speaker’ button and place the phone’s external audio signal right on top of the induction area. I can talk hands-free and continue answering e-mails, or what have you.
If someone has an electronic device without Bluetooth functionality, this is a solid way to go. For example, a child with an iPod instead of an iPhone — boom, this is magic to their ears (and eyes.) Or how about when your Bluetooth speaker’s battery is dead? The Magic Sound Box can be your quick fix.
It comes in six cool colors: black, white, blue, green, red and pink, and is going for just $24.95. Check out the speaker box, testimonials and ordering information on the company’s website, www.magicsoundbox.com.