Looking for wireless charging and Bluetooth connectivity in your next speaker dock? If so, iLuv's most recent CES announcement may be of interest. The MobiRock is the company's first Bluetooth unit to sport Qi-certified wireless charging pad for re-juicing sans wires while blasting the latest Big Boi album. That's not all. The unit also features NFC capabilities as well. iLuv also outed the MobiAria: a speaker that streams wirelessly via Bluetooth with NFC lending a hand for easy pairing. A USB charging port and a 3.5mm aux jack for connecting the old fashioned way are also along for the ride. Finally, the Syren is the third member for the trio that sports NFC wares. Touting a rechargeable battery, built-in mic and auxiliary port, the device offers 360-degree sound blasts for those afternoon excursions. The MobiAria will be available in May, while the MobiRock and Syran are slated for a June arrival despite pricing info for the entire lot remaining elusive. For a look at all three, hit the gallery below to take a gander in the order of original mention.
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iLuv Introducing NFC & Qi-Certified Technology to Bluetooth Speaker Lineup at 2013 CES
-iLuv Enhances New Bluetooth Speakers with Qi-Certified Wireless Charging & NFC Technology-
Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2013– HYPERLINK "http://www.iluv.com/"iLuv Creative Technology, the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for the mobile lifestyle, is introducing MobiRock, MobiAria, and Syren to their extensive Bluetooth speaker lineup. Equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which makes pairing devices quick and easy, the three new Bluetooth speakers will make listening more convenient. MobiRock is also iLuv's first speaker dock to feature Qi-certified wireless charging technology. All are compatible with a wide array of smartphones and other mobile devices on the market today.
"With the variety of mobile devices on the market, Bluetooth speakers have become a popular option for consumers due to their compatibility with a wide array of products," said Felix Kim, Sr. Manager of Global Product Marketing at iLuv. "The addition of MobiRock, MobiAria, and Syren to our already extensive line of Bluetooth speakers will give consumers more options to take their mobile devices to a new level. These speakers will give music lovers the chance to listen to their favorite music and charge their devices easily, wherever they may be-all with the convenience of wireless technology."
MobiRock (iMM711) Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Qi-Wireless Charging-
With MobiRock, playing and charging is as easy as putting your keys on the table. MobiRock users can charge their Qi-certified mobile device simply by placing it on the Qi-certified wireless charging pad without plugging in any cables. The charging pad is angled in an upright position so information from your mobile device, such as the time, is visible from across the room. MobiRock is also Bluetooth-enabled and allows users to stream music wirelessly from their smartphones. MobiRock boasts excellent stereo sound with speakers that deliver the resonant bass that listeners crave and picks up all the subtle nuances of your music.
MobiAria (iMM701) NFC-Equipped Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Charging Port-
MobiAria, with its premium and unique design elements, plays and charges smartphones. The dock wirelessly streams audio via Bluetooth and is easily paired via NFC-assist. MobiAria also features a 3.5mm auxiliary input for a direct connection to most audio devices. The dock includes a 2-driver system and passive radiators to deliver powerful bass and full sound. It also features a 1A USB-A charging port to charge most smartphones.
Syren (iSP225) NFC Equipped Bluetooth Speaker-
Take advantage of 360-degree sound with this portable Bluetooth® speaker with NFC-assist. Inspired by the works of architect Antoni Gaudí, its elegant and modern shape houses 2-inch speakers and a passive radiator that delivers exceptional bass. Syren features an exposed metal grill on both the top and bottom to maximize sound range. Syren also features a built-in mic for effortless, hands-free conversations. It was designed with easy access controls along the spine of the device. Syren is equipped with a lithium ion rechargeable battery for extended playtime on the go, making it an ideal travel companion. It also has a 3.5mm auxiliary port for a direct connection to other media devices.
The new NFC-equipped Bluetooth speakers will be on display at the iLuv Booth #13632 at CES January 8-11 in Las Vegas. The booth will also feature brand new products from iLuv including its line of Lightning accessories, iPhone 5 cases, and high-performance headphones and earphones.
MobiAria will be available at select retailers in May. MobiRock and Syren will be available at select retailers in June.