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Meet Om/One – the "world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker"

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When we think of really cool room decoration options, a floating black orb that pumps our ears full of phat tunes sure sounds like an object of interest. Apparently, Om Audio had the exact same thing in mind, and behold, it turned it into reality! The Om/One is "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.




source: Om Audio

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:15 6

1. vuyonc (Posts: 348; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Darn, I was hoping the speaker could levitate as a single unit and follow me around the house.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 15:38

10. TheMan (Posts: 417; 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:18 1

2. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; 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.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 16:35

11. bwhiting (Posts: 173; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


I sure as heck would. I got my own floating mini Death Star with me in my home.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:19 2

3. Goldeneye (Posts: 358; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


This is pure innovation indeed, very cool gadget!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:24

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2817; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Amazing. Just awesome.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:32

5. metalspy101 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


How does the speaker charge.?

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 06:15

7. Duketytz (Posts: 515; 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

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 09:02

13. Fofer (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


Nope.

"The base requires a 12V power supply (included) to levitate the orb using a magnet but is not needed to power the speaker. The base also has a USB port to charge your other devices. The speaker has it’s own USB (LED) charging cable and stand. “The speaker orb connects to a charging stand with an embedded LED stream that plugs into any USB port. The charging stand will illuminate once the orb is fully charged” (three hours charging time). Using the USB charging cable, the stand can be plugged into the USB port on the OM/ONE base or any other USB charging port to charge the orb; hence, there is no wireless charging."

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:24 1

8. mrblah (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I'd hope wireless or via magnets for that price!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 09:02

14. Fofer (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


Nope.

"The base requires a 12V power supply (included) to levitate the orb using a magnet but is not needed to power the speaker. The base also has a USB port to charge your other devices. The speaker has it’s own USB (LED) charging cable and stand. “The speaker orb connects to a charging stand with an embedded LED stream that plugs into any USB port. The charging stand will illuminate once the orb is fully charged” (three hours charging time). Using the USB charging cable, the stand can be plugged into the USB port on the OM/ONE base or any other USB charging port to charge the orb; hence, there is no wireless charging."

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 05:41

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Amazing! I like this drone!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 11:23

9. dushyant (Posts: 94; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


I'll be willing to pay twice as much.
This thing is damn cool.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 21:00

12. Phonedingo (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


I want!

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