Relating to rufty-tufty Bluetooth audio system, design is normally one of many first issues to take a again seat. Not so with Victrola’s newest pair of cell music packing containers: the Music Version 1 and Music Version 2 are critically trendy, whereas nonetheless with the ability to shrug off the weather.
Each fashions are rated IP67 water and dirt resistant, so are good for taking the tunes outdoor, however are machined from anodised aluminium, which makes them a complete lot simpler on the attention than the combo of material and plastic you’ll discover from the similarly-priced competitors. Mushy-touch rubberised plastic panels and buttons that sit flush to every unit add to the premium really feel, so they need to look snazzy inside the home in addition to exterior of it.
Geometric patterned speaker grilles give a small hat tip to the agency’s heritage: it produced among the world’s first gramophones, and gave start to one-time excessive road icon HMV right here within the UK.
The smaller Music Version 1 has a 2in driver and passive bass radiator, with a battery good for 12 hours of playback. Stepping as much as the Music Version 2 brings a 3.5in driver, 1in tweeter and passive bass radiator. It’s obtained an excellent beefier battery that guarantees 20 hours of listening, together with a wi-fi charging pad for topping up your smartphone whereas it’s pumping out playlists. There’s additionally a 3.5mm auxiliary enter for hooking up an analogue supply.
Each audio system have USB-C charging, and assist multi-speaker pairing so you’ll be able to double up for further quantity.
They’ll be hitting the US first, with costs beginning at $100 for the Music Version 1 and $200 for the Music Version 2. Brits ought to hopefully be capable to get their palms on them early subsequent 12 months.