Bluetooth speakers are all over the place these days. They come in a lot of shapes and sizes, though for the most part they offer largely the same capabilities. Occasionally something a bit different comes along, and the KNZ Technology GoDuo Speaker looks to be something a bit different. Funding on Kickstarter now, the KNZ GoDuo features a magnetic split design for a very versatile experience.
The GoDuo Speaker sports a pretty slick design, with a clear plastic enclosure slightly reminiscent of old vacuum audio tubes. The speaker — or I should really say speakers, since “Duo” isn’t just a fancy name — has a magnetic base that allows the two sections to connect to each other. In this form it looks a lot like the standard “pill” shaped Bluetooth speaker. The two separate sections can also be used in tandem to provide stereo sound, they can also be used individually for a more portable design. Finally, the combined form can be placed into the included case with a looped handle on one end to attach to your backpack, bike, or anywhere else you can think to put it.
The magnets on the bottom offer flexibility as well, since they’ll stick to any magnetic surface. Your fridge, car, desk, shelves, or any other magnetic surface can hold your GoDuo sections. The speakers offer decent range too. Your source can be up to 30 feet away from the speakers, but the speakers can also be up to 30 feet away from one another, meaning you can put them across the room from each other to spread your tunes out through a party, your room, or wherever else you need some music. The speakers are also flexible, allowing either speaker to act as the left or right channel, it will all depend on how you pair them to one another.
The GoDuo also includes a microphone for any conference calling needs you may have. Each speaker should run for 10 hours before needing to be charged, and the team at KNZ have tuned the GoDuo for big sound even in its tiny package. Each speaker has a 5W driver in addition to a built in subwoofer for bigger sound.
KNZ has already crushed their funding goal, and are at just over $29,000 USD (of their $15,000 goal) with quite a lot of time left in the campaign. The lowest price tiers are all sold out, though you can still pick up a GoDuo for $79, which is a 34% savings off of the expected $120 sale price. Check out the Kickstarter video below, and then head to the Kickstarter page for more info and to back the project.Source: Kickstarter