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.
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.