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Samsung Radiant 360 R7 wireless omnidirectional speaker unveiled

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Samsung Radiant 360 R7

Samsung has launched a new 360-degree wireless speaker, the Radiant 360 R7, which will hit shops in April.

You may remember that Samsung gave an early look at the range ahead of CES 2015. Now it has announced a firm release date and pricing.

The Samsung Wireless Audio Radiant 360 R7, to give it its full name, is Samsung's first omnidirectional speaker, which uses Samsung's "Ring Radiator" technology to emit clear sound without the traditional placement requirements.

"Unlike traditional speakers, which require specific placement and the listener to sit in a 'sweet spot' for full enjoyment, the R7 envelopes any listener in full auditory bliss regardless of their position creating a truly immersive entertainment experience," explains Jim Kiczek of Samsung Electronics America.

It's quite the sight, too, with a futuristic pod-like design.

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Thanks to wireless technology and Samsung's Multiroom App 2.0 for iOS and Android, you can share music from your smartphone across multiple connected devices around the home. The R7 can be hooked up to select Samsung TVs and soundbars in a full home media set-up, all controlled from your smartphone.

The Samsung Radiant 360 R7 will launch this month in the US for $499.99 (£337).

Samsung also recently announced four new curved soundbars, which start from the same price as the R7, and which will also seamlessly hook into a modern Samsung home audio ecosystem.

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