Walking the floor at CES 2014 there were no shortages of Bluetooth speakers. All ranges and prices were represented fully. But one speaker stood out among the crowd for two distinct reasons. The Nyne Aqua. The Aqua is a fully waterproof, floating, Bluetooth 4.0 portable speaker with a unique design unlike any other. It reminds me of a wave as it lays flat on a surface. It’s pretty darned cool. Nyne says this speaker is fully waterproof and floats so you can feasibly toss it in a pool and play your tunes while your swimming. It can be fully submersed in one meter of water for 30 minutes without damage.
“Aqua answers the need for a portable, high-quality audio speaker that can play music outdoors and withstand the elements,” said Arman Arami, president of NYNE. “With up to 10 hours of playtime, the party can last all day at the beach, pool, lake, campsite, or backyard, even when an unexpected rainstorm hits. Aqua plays music from any Bluetooth-enabled device within a 33-foot range, without a wired or dock connection, so your phone or tablet can stay easily accessible and dry.”
Aqua is packed with “close to 10 watts of power” and equipped with an EQ button that delivers four preset equalizer settings. The speaker measures approximately 9.5″ wide by 5.2″ tall by 1.6″ deep. While I don’t think this is going to produce HUGE sound and rattle the windows, it does have its place and its ability to float is a cool attribute to have. The new NYNE Aqua portable Bluetooth speaker will be available at retail in early second quarter 2014 in grey and blue. It will have an MSRP of $129.95. Hit the link below to check out their site.