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Cowin Ark is a portable Bluetooth speaker with detachable subwoofer

When you buy a speaker, there’s inevitably a trade-off: do you go for something that packs plenty of bass but is so big it has to stay in your home, or something portable that lacks any oomph? This speaker combines the best of both worlds.

It’s called the Cowin Ark, and it consists of two parts: a Bluetooth sound bar-style speaker and a detachable subwoofer. That means at home, you’ll get sound with plenty of meat, while you can also take it out and about to picnics or the beach.

You can join them together or spread them out while still having them work in unison. You can also daisy chain more of the firm’s Bass Station subwoofers to give your sound even more grunt.

It uses the firm’s Magnatec wireless charging tech, so you can juice up your smartphone or Ark speaker just by placing it on top of the subwoofer.

The speaker includes two speaker drivers and passive radiators. It lasts eight hours on a full charge. The Bass Station is powered by the mains, and contains a 3.5-inch subwoofer.

Read more: Best portable speakers 2016

You can play tunes through it over Bluetooth, and just tap your phone to pair it using NFC.

It’s passed its funding goal and still has 27 days to go. Pledge £99 and it can be yours when it ships in May. It’s made by a UK company too, so you’ll be buying British.

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