Meet Om/One – the "world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker"
If the fact that this speaker floats above its magnetic platform like a mini-Death Star isn't enough on its own, the Om/One comes with the promise of crystal clear frequencies, stereo sound functionality when two speakers are paired together, built-in microphone for levitating phone calls, portability, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Dimensions-wise, the Om/One orb measures 3.6 inches (9cm) in diameter at a weight of 0.75 lb. (340 grams). Sound comes through a 75mm audio driver, and the Bluetooth wireless range is 33 feet (10m). As for the base station, which keeps the orb floating 1.2 inches (3cm) in the air , it measures 6.3 inches (16cm) in diameter x 1.6 inches (4cm) in height, and weighs 1.3 pounds (590 grams). The whole contraption is powered by a 12Vdc cable.
The Om/One can be had for $179 (early backer price), or $199 on pre-order. It's available in black, white, and a special disco ball finish. Alas, there's no Death Star skin, but we're pretty sure someone at Om has tossed the idea on a meeting already.
1. vuyonc (Posts: 221; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Darn, I was hoping the speaker could levitate as a single unit and follow me around the house.
10. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
That would be very cool. As for the actual product, I won't put money down on an untested, unrealized item, but I'll be at the head of the line when it does launch.
2. JakeLee (Posts: 1001; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
I can very well imagine there to be lots of people willing to pay double the price for a Death Star skin.
11. bwhiting (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
I sure as heck would. I got my own floating mini Death Star with me in my home.
3. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
This is pure innovation indeed, very cool gadget!
7. Duketytz (Posts: 466; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Probably using wireless charging. That's my best guess since it kind of make sense to incorporate it into such a design
8. mrblah (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
I'd hope wireless or via magnets for that price!
9. dushyant (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I'll be willing to pay twice as much.
This thing is damn cool.