Sep 10, 2009

Gear4 launch the SoundOrb Aurora for iPod 

Gear4 SoundOrb Aurora

We've reviewed a number of products from Gear4 previously on GadgetSpeak so it's good to see them push their technology further with the SoundOrb Aurora. The new system is suitable for both iPods and iPhones and features a rather unique wireless sub-woofer speaker that you can place up to 30 metres from the base unit. This separate speaker adds a high-quality bass component to your favourite music tracks. Looking at the pictures this bass speaker also provides lighting effects synchronised to your music. It's a little hard to appreciate how this is going to look before we see it in action for ourselves!

With the prevalence of video now on the iPod range the SoundOrb includes a video-out facility allowing you to play back the your iPod stored video back on your main TV - particularly useful in the case of the diminutive Nano. The quality of the video will of course be limited in this scenario - compressed video optimised to look great on a 2" screen tends suffer when blown up to 32" proportions!

Gear4 SoundOrb Aurora

Once attached to your TV though it's a shame not to use the sound quality of the SoundOrb to enhance your main TV viewing experience. Gear4 have thought of this and so incorporated an audio-in connection to allow TV sound playback through the SoundOrb.

Gear4 are pricing the SoundOrb Aurora at £249.99 or €299.99 and should be in the shops from October - in time for Christmas!

We'll be bringing you a full review as soon as we can lay our hands on a sample unit!

Comments

No comments so far - Why not be the first?

Add your own comment!

Access code : 4125

Recent reviews

885254 elastoplast wound spra885350 game   The Seven Chamber885191 Decor Microsafe Container885351 Edifier R980T Active Studio Bookshelf Speake885157 All new Kindle Oasis ebook reade885352 ekster parliament slim walle884893 deezer music streamin885272 Epson EcoTank ET M1170 Mono Inkjet Wi Fi Printe885280 Bridge to Another World Escape From O885255 brando mini superhero fa885282 Varta Slim Powerbank Portable Charger and batter885156 BeHear Now sound enhancement headse