TAIPEI, Taiwan--The Filo speaker is a portable, battery-powered external speaker that weighs just 1.5 pounds. Instead of the usual magnets, the Filo uses electrostatic technology to create sound. We've seen such technology used in clothes for wearable speakers back at CES.
In2uit's approach differs by making its electrostatic speakers stylish and trendy. The unit has an internal battery that will last 10 hours on a full charge. You can play music by streaming it from your smartphone using Bluetooth, or through the 3.5mm audio jack. The Filo will be available in July in various countries for the cool price of $249.
Audio quality seemed fine, though we note that it just couldn't handle bass well, which is similar to some other electrostatic speakers we've seen.
We also spotted an iPad case called the Boompack. It features two electrostatic speakers that swivel out from behind the case. One cool thing to note is that the sound is emitted from both the front and the back. A Bluetooth keyboard can also be magnetically docked to the case. The Boompack alone will retail for $199, and you can add the keyboard accessory for a total of $250.
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(Source: Crave Asia)