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Sony’s LSPX-S2 speaker vibrates to make sound

The LSPX-S2 speaker from Sony is a minimalist speaker that vibrates to produce sound

Sony’s AF9 OLED TV vibrated its screen to produce sound, a trick the Japanese brand’s LSPX-S2 speaker repeats on a smaller scale.

Also known as the Glass Sound Speaker, it looks uncannily like a candlestick; the speaker’s minimalist look is intended to fit any interior. The unit also provides illumination through the speaker’s candlelight mode – as if simply playing music wasn’t enough.

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Sony asserts that the speaker is capable of filling a room, thanks to the company’s Advanced Vertical Drive technology that allows the speaker to produce 360-degree sound. The organic glass body vibrates after being tapped by an actuator, dispersing sound vertically in a 360-degree direction.

The speaker’s organic glass tube tweeter has a wider surface compared to conventionally designed speakers, which Sony purports creates crystal-clear sound with minimal loss of volume.

Sony rates battery life at eight hours, indicating the speaker’s portability, with Bluetooth and NFC supported to enable devices to be paired at a moment’s notice.

The Push & Play function enables streaming of tracks via Spotify Connect without the need to access music through your phone, for added convenience. Multi-room functionality is supported, too, with connectivity to 10 Sony audio devices possible over Wi-Fi.

The Sony LSPX-S2/Glass Sound Speaker will be available in May for £550.

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