Belkin have teamed up with house-shaking speaker makers Devialet for a Smart Speaker that keeps your phone juiced sans-cable.
Devialet are renowned for making speakers to blow your face off with crystal quality in an unassumingly small, compact package. We got our hands on their powerful Phantom Reactor speaker and you can see what we thought of the little boomer here.
They have just announced the results of their partnership with leading wireless charging company Belkin. Together they’ve combined the powers of compact and powerful music playing with wireless charging technology for the loudest phone charger around.
The SOUNDFORM ELITE HI-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger offers a Google Assistant-powered Smart Speaker packing Devialet’s high-end sound in it. With the wireless charging pad, you can charge your phone using the speaker by simply placing it on it’s sloped top using the 10W powered Qi wireless charger.
The speaker will use Devialet’s smart ‘Speaker Active Matching (SAM) technology to monitor output and eliminate distortion at louder volumes. Devialet’s other famed feature is their anti-vibration technology which works to negate the effects of vibrations from loud bass noises from their powerful sub-woofers.
Devialet CEO, Franck Lebouchard said: “We are excited to be partnering with Belkin for our first global partnership. At Devialet, we want to share the incredible audio experiences that our technology can deliver with as many people as possible.
“Partnering with Belkin on SOUNDFORM ELITE has given us the opportunity to bring our acoustic expertise and best-in-class sound architecture to an innovative new product type and reach a whole new audience of music lovers around the world.”
Belkin International’s senior vice president shared his excitement, saying: “Our heritage in audio, leadership in fast wireless charging, and Devialet’s acoustic expertise allow us to make products for consumers that are both exceptional and convenient.”
It’s an interesting pairing and we’ll be interested to see how it sounds more than anything. The SOUNDFORM ELITE speaker is expected to launch this spring and will cost $299.