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

Meet Om/One – the
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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14 Comments

1. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

10. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

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

3. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

This is pure innovation indeed, very cool gadget!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Amazing. Just awesome.

5. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

How does the speaker charge.?

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Probably using wireless charging. That's my best guess since it kind of make sense to incorporate it into such a design

13. Fofer

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 12, 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."

8. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

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

14. Fofer

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 12, 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."

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Amazing! I like this drone!

9. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

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

12. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I want!

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