Brace yourself for being annoyed on public transport.
Never one to miss out on a peripherals opportunity, Logitech has today revealed its first step into the Bluetooth portable speaker market.
The ‘Pure-Fi Mobile Speaker System’ (it has always been a fan of literal branding) is designed output high-fidelity, stereophonic sound from any Bluetooth equipped device – be it a mobile phone, MP3 player or even laptop – using the Advanced Audio Distribution profile (A2DP).
Portable enough to fit in a backpack or suitcase, the Pure-Fi incorporates 2in high excursion drivers and dual 2in pressure drivers as well as a pair of built-in mics which monitor external sound and claim to automatically block unwanted background noise. Battery life is pretty impressive providing up to 12 hours of playback from rechargeable batteries.
Interestingly, while the Pure-Fi eschews a dedicated iPod dock (as seen in so many of its rivals) Logitech has opted to integrate a more universal 3.5mm audio jack meaning any player or device can be hooked up without fuss.
The Pure-Fi Mobile Speaker goes on sale across Europe from the beginning of June with a €149.99 asking price. With summer finally threatening to show itself in the UK Logitech’s timing could prove just about perfect.