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Creative camouflages wireless speaker as a rock

Posted on Tuesday, July 20 2010 @ 03:35:28 CEST by

Creative launched the Sound Blaster Wireless Rock Speaker, a stereo speaker encased in a granite-rock like exterior. The $199 garden speaker is designed to work with the company's $100 Sound Blaster Wireless USB audio system, which enables you to stream music from your computer or laptop. The speaker is powered by a removable rechargeable battery, it has a battery life of six hours but fortunately the bundle includes a charging cradle that plugs into the back of the speaker, so the speaker doesn't have to be moved in order to be charged.
Creative says the Wireless Rock Speaker is a "high-quality stereo speaker encased in a granite-rock like exterior," and is designed to "withstand moderate weather conditions so it doesn't have to be brought in every time it rains." In other words, the speaker isn't entirely weather-proof but it seems to be water resistant.

Alas, the Wireless Rock is not a Bluetooth speaker but works with the $100 Sound Blaster Wireless USB audio system, which is available separately (bummer). Once you plug the USB accessory into your computer, you can then stream music wirelessly from iTunes, Pandora or other music apps (your computer must be 100 feet away from the speaker).

Source: CNET



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