DNP Panasonic's SCNP10 wireless speaker now on sale for $200

We got up close and personal with Panasonic's SC-NP10 wireless speaker during the madness of CES, but came away without any details on the unit's price or release date. As of today, the company's $200 Bluetooth box is up for sale. While Panasonic bills this 2.1 channel rig as a one size fits all tablet stand, its lack of a charging dock might see your slate running dry before you finish gorging on that first season of Lost you've been avoiding all these years.

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY OF THE NEW SC-NP10 WIRELESS SPEAKER

Secaucus, NJ (April 16, 2013) – Panasonic today announced pricing for the SC-NP10 Wireless Speaker. Designed as an optimal surround sound system for tablet viewing and listening, the Panasonic SC-NP10 offers users unique functionality for a variety of spaces and listening scenarios.

Designed for use with any Bluetooth®-enabled tablet device, the Panasonic SC-NP10 allows users to prop their tablet, rather than dock, and wirelessly stream music or movie sound. Because the system is not a "docking station" it is compatible with various tablet models and sizes, making it easy for a family with different tablets to share the SC-NP10. At just 3.5 lbs, the compact device can be placed virtually anywhere in the home – in the kitchen, a bedroom or home office - giving users the freedom of watching movies from a distance rather than from their lap.

For users worried about the listening experience when sitting close-by, the Panasonic SC-NP10 utilizes Near Field Stereo Sound to produce realistic sound even from a nearby distance. A 12-degree slant structure allows for the reproduction of stereo sound faithful to the original, even when listening at a close distance from the device. The SC-NP10 Wireless Speaker also offers users 2.1-channel Surround Sound to produce sound with life-like realism that offers crisp, clear playback for movie sound. A 3-1/8 inch integrated subwoofer produces robust bass sounds, packing powerful sound into a slim wireless speaker system. Bluetooth® Re-Master technology for music which restores frequencies lost during Bluetooth transmission offering users an uninterrupted listening experience.

The Panasonic SC-NP10 is now available at electronics retailers nationwide and www.Panasonic.com for an SRP of $199.99.