The Jet is the first wireless real stereo set of Bluetoooth speakers and despite the fact that they are only 7.5cm tall, with a diameter of 5.8 cm, they emit 20 watts of power per speaker. In other words, a whole lotta sound comes from a small package, blasting out enough sound to fill large rooms.
Designed in of all places Yorkshire England, Damson Audio has come out with a real gem here. I discovered them at CE Week in New York this past June and fell in love with their combined creative design and size, all of which delivers high quality sound.
Touted as the world’s first true wireless stereo speaker system with a right and left channel, the two speakers can be placed as far as 10-metres apart and will communicate with each other to deliver in-sync stereo audio.
Jet uses Damson’s Incisor Diffusion Technology which amplifies sound by using almost any surface you place it on, alongside a traditional driver to capture the mid and high range frequencies. They connect via Bluetooth so you can access all your favorite music from all of your smart devices.
There is a built in microphone for hands free call operation and Near Field Communication (NFC) instant pairing with the latest smart enabled devices.
As travelers, we know how important battery life is before you need to recharge and the Jet comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries that give you up to 9 hours of playback time.
They’re available in red, blue, black/white, black and burnt orange but of course, as fans of creativity and color, we opted for the red (shown above). Given their size and their sound quality, we think they’re an ideal choice for any traveler.
Quality matters to me, yet as a an avid traveler myself, it’s hard to travel with a lot of weight and I need products to be simple, light weight and easy to set up. The Jet uses Damson’s Incisor Diffusion Technology to amplify the sound using almost any surface the Jet is placed on — the result is a powerful and rich bass, which makes these also useable for throwing parties.
The in-built transducer increases the range of mid and high frequencies and there’s an in built handsfree call option. They’re priced at $129.99 and be ordered directly from their website (see link above – at damson audio).
We have the speakers in red and plan to test them out beyond the living room where we did our initial basic test. What we love most is the size and weight against its pure incredible quality — they look like so many of the bluetooth mini speakers out there yet produce superior quality sound.
This August, they released the Vulcan which we haven’t tested out yet. It apparently features wide field stereo that delivers a rich, full range of audio over a wider field area than traditional two speaker units. This produces a louder, more complete room filling sound than that of other comparable speakers the the price point. It also has interchangeable grilles as accessories so you can change the appearance of the speaker to match your mood.
On another note, Damson Audio recently a Kickstarter campaign for their Headbones, which are bone conducting headphones, which are both wireless and water resistant, and have the option of plugging in traditional buds. They received large interest from all walks of life from joggers to those in the deaf community and finished their campaign 191% funded. These are now in full production and are due for general release December 2014 so stay tuned.
We’d love to test out the Vulcan in the future — in more depth. So far, so good for their splendid combination of fabulous design and sound!
Second photo credit: John Kim.