Welcome to the future, folks.
As we turn our calendars to 2015, it’s apparently time for humanity as a whole to turn over a new chapter in technology: a levitating bluetooth speaker has arrived. Oh, you already have a set of bluetooth speakers? How quaint. Do I need to repeat it for you? This thing hovers, like magic.
Easy there, cowboy. The Om/One isn’t technically available yet, but you CAN preorder it here. The device officially releases on January 21st, which is just enough time to get hyped up and gloat about it to your friends. And really, you’d be doing them a favor, because once they hear about this thing, they’ll want one, too.
The Om/One is able to levitate thanks to magnets inside both the base and the speaker itself. The orb even spins while it plays, making for a subtle, yet awesome effect. And no matter where in the room you place it, you know you’ll have great sound, thanks to its 33′ range and 105 dB maximum volume. The Om/One isn’t a one-trick pony either, thanks to a built-in microphone, you can take calls with it as well.
The Om/One was actually originally featured on the crowdfunding site tilt.com, where it has gathered nearly $800,000 of support (eight times the goal amount of $100,000). Clearly there are a *lot* of people out there who want their own
Death Star floating bluetooth speaker system.
In case you’re not impressed by flash and pizzazz, here are the specs on this device (straight from the official site):
OM/ONE Speaker Orb
Portable wireless Bluetooth speaker.
Power and Battery
Magnetic base that levitates the Speaker Orb plus USB port to charge your Speaker Orb and other devices.
Furthermore, the geniuses over at Om Audio have already shown their skills at making great audio devices, just take a look at their INEARPEACE earbuds, which received a 4.5/5 performance rating and a 5.0/5 value rating from Audioholics. The Om/One is undoubtedly a premium product at a premium price ($200), but also with an unmistakable wow factor. If you’re looking for the cheapest bluetooth speakers on the market, this isn’t going to be your cup of tea. But if you’re looking for a party (and a conversation-starter) in a box, the Om/One has to be at the top of your wishlist.