Bluetooth speakers aren't nearly as popular as they once were, but for those still needing a small, portable speaker that can stream tunes directly from their BT-enabled phone, SoundMatters has a solid option. The new foxL V2 Bluetooth is a new and improved model from the similar-looking version that won praise last year, with this pocket-sized loudspeaker being dubbed the "first pocket-sized speaker good enough for an audio purist." Reportedly, the device has 3x the Bluetooth range, provides louder output (and deeper bass) and can last up to 5 hours when the battery is fully charged. It's expected to ship later this month for $199, while the non-Bluetooth foxL V2 will be available for $169.
New foxL™V2 portable speaker makes beautiful Bluetooth music with latest smartphonesTIME Magazine ‘Top Ten Gadget’ from Soundmatters
sounds even bigger for 2010… with a smaller price!RENO, NV, December 1, 2009 – Just in time for the latest generation of Bluetooth Stereo capable music/smartphones, Soundmatters is pleased to announce its next generation foxL™ “V2 Bluetooth” pocket-sized loudspeaker, providing “the first pocket-sized speaker good enough for an audio purist” with a range of significant performance and operational enhancements.“Last fall, we introduced foxL, the first highly portable true high-fidelity speaker solution, Sound & Vision magazine called it, ‘the absolute best gift ever for the audiophile.’” commented Soundmatters Vice President Lee Adams. “Listening to the new palm-sized foxLV2 - with no wires attached, fundamentally changes how and where even audio purists can enjoy great sound…it’s that good!”foxL V2 Bluetooth with Hands-free Conferencing includes:IMPROVED BLUETOOTH – foxL’s new Bluetooth circuitry provides 3x its previous range, dramatically lower distortion and noise for both music and hands-free operation. Unlike its predecessor, the V2 also automatically pairs/searches for a Bluetooth device and you can now answer and terminate a call from the speaker.PLAYS LOUDER – While still designed for personal listening, when battery powered the foxL V2 provides up to 3dB more output than the original foxL.SOUNDS EVEN BETTER – Nuanced improvements to the foxL’s patented “Twoofers” provide for smoother deeper bass, even more “open & airy listening experience.PLAYS & CHARGES ANYWHERE – Along with it’s patented re-chargeable built-in woofer/battery (good up to 5 hours of play, foxL V2 comes with a universal AC power charger and now includes four plug-in int’l adapters (US/Japan, Europe/China, UK/HK, and AU/NZ) … plus USB cable for slow charging via computer.NOW THE BEST IS MORE AFFORDABLE – The foxL V2 Bluetooth with Hands-free Microphone, @ $199 (MAP/Street Price), is $50 less than it’s predecessor. Also available is the non-Bluetooth foxL V2, at $169 (MAP/Street Price), a $30 savings over the original foxL.ALSO AVAILABLE: foxL V2 WITHOUT BLUETOOTH – Identical other than no wireless music or hands-free circuitry.
SHIPS DECEMBER 2009The stereo foxL V2 ($169 MAP/Street Price) measures only 5.6” wide x 2.2” deep x 1.4” high, yet provides full range output (80Hz – 20kHz), with real bass and wide array of connection options for personal listening use with iPod, laptops, music phones, portable gaming and more.The foxL V2 Bluetooth ($199 MAP/Street Price), improves upon the foxLmb, named a Top 10 Gadget of the Year by TIME Magazine, with the latest wireless music streaming and a built-in noise/echo canceling microphone for use as a high-performance hands-free speaker phone.###