There are some gadgets out there that might not seem to bring anything new but everyone likes futuristic technology. Wireless charging has proved to be useful to some degree. The technology has been around for quite a few years as monitors that supplied with power completely wireless have been available for a while.
One of the newest gadgets that use such wireless technology are Bluetooth speakers. They use the same induction field technology to provide power to the speaker but there is something that makes them even more interesting. Most of them are floating over the dock using magnets and wireless charging technology. It sounds like an interesting combination and the result is quite impressive. Floating Bluetooth speakers have become a new thing and even if they are quite expensive, they are selling quite well.
Best Floating Bluetooth Speakers in 2017
At the moment the number of models available is fairly limited as not that many manufacturers came up with their own model. At the moment all of them are small speakers of just a few watts but fairly loud. Larger models might appear in the future but the biggest problem right now is the size of the magnets needed to make them float and how heavy they will make the speaker. With these things in mind here are our top 10 best floating Bluetooth speakers in 2017.
Table of Contents
- 10. SainSonic SS-01 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker
- 9. Wasserstein Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
- 8. OM/ONE – World’s first Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
- 7. Music Angel Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
- 6. ICEORB Floating Bluetooth Speaker
- 5. Maglev Bluetooth Speaker
- 4. SRiver Portable Floating Speaker
- 3. Air 2 CSBT-311-BLK Wireless Floating Sound 4.0 Bluetooth HD Speaker
- 2. crazybaby L143 Mars Levitation Bluetooth Speaker
- 1. SainSonic X-02 Wireless Bluetooth Levitation Floating Subwoofer Suspension
10. SainSonic SS-01 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker
SainSonic is a new brand with very few products available. Their most successful is the SS-01 which is a floating wireless Bluetooth speaker kit. It includes a docking base that needs to be connected to a regular wall plug and a spherical speaker. The speaker is fairly loud enough offering 5 watts of musical power. It can be at a maximum of 10 meters from the docking module.
The speaker itself comes with Bluetooth and NFC technologies and can be used as a regular speaker without the base. Its sound quality is quite surprising for its size. To be noted that the speaker uses a built-in rechargeable battery.
9. Wasserstein Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
Wasserstein levitating Bluetooth speaker has an interesting design and great hardware that justifies its price tag. The model uses a small base made of a glossy material and a spherical speaker.
It uses Bluetooth and NFC technologies to connect to multiple types of devices. As a floating speaker the sound quality is significantly superior as it is not affected by vibrations. Also the speaker itself can spin during playback or can be used as a regular Bluetooth speaker without its base.
8. OM/ONE – World’s first Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
OM Audio claims that they introduced the first levitating Bluetooth speaker. While this claim might be difficult to verify the product itself does look amazing. It is a simple spherical speaker with a round base. Both of them are black and come with a high quality finish.
The speaker itself can be used separately without the base as it has a built-in battery that can offer enough power for about 12 hours of playback. The model is Bluetooth 4.0 compatible and supports NFC technology.
7. Music Angel Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
The Music Angel levitating Bluetooth speaker kit with a great design and excellent performance. Being a floating speaker the clarity of the sound is not affected by vibrations. Also the small base keeps the speaker floating at the same distance at all times.
The speaker itself has a built-in battery that lasts quite a while. Using Bluetooth 4.0 technology the speaker can be connected to a wide range of products including smartphones, tablets and even laptops.
6. ICEORB Floating Bluetooth Speaker
ICEORB floating Bluetooth speaker is one of the premium models. What sets it apart is the quality of the build. It resembles some other models available but it does things a bit better.
The base of the speaker has a chrome finish with blue LED lights. The speaker itself comes with a charging port for the built-in battery and blue LED lights around the middle. It can be used as a simple Bluetooth speaker and can be connected to any Bluetooth capable device.
5. Maglev Bluetooth Speaker
The Maglev Bluetooth speaker kit is one of the most advanced available on the market. It is one of the few models that comes with gesture sensors which allows the user to control it without even touching the device. It has EML technology that makes it usable as a traditional speaker and can be connected to any Bluetooth capable device.
The gesture control and all its extra features does make it a bit more expensive but it is also quite loud and the build quality justifies the price.
4. SRiver Portable Floating Speaker
SRiver portable floating speaker is a gorgeous gadget with a stylish base that looks like a small chess board and a large black spherical speaker. The model offers multiple functions including hands-free calls when paired with smartphones or simple media playback.
The speaker itself can be used as a regular Bluetooth one and comes with 3D surround which makes it seem louder than it really is. The model can also be connected to an audio source using a regular jack cable and offers a decent battery life.
3. Air 2 CSBT-311-BLK Wireless Floating Sound 4.0 Bluetooth HD Speaker
While the Air 2 CSBT might not be the most affordable model in our list it is the most affordable one that comes with a hands-free feature. It can be paired with a smartphone and used to answer calls as it also has a built-in microphone.
The speaker itself includes a built-in battery that offers continuous playback for up to 12 hours. It can be used as a regular portable Bluetooth speaker and can be connected to any Bluetooth capable device.
2. crazybaby L143 Mars Levitation Bluetooth Speaker
The crazybaby L143 is a premium floating Bluetooth speaker. What it has extra is a larger speaker which means it is louder and a subwoofer base. This means that the product is excellent for the ones that need more booming sound. This on the other hand also makes it a bit more expensive.
The speaker itself supports 360 degrees sound rotation and can be paired with any device with Bluetooth support including tablets, smartphones and laptops.
1. SainSonic X-02 Wireless Bluetooth Levitation Floating Subwoofer Suspension
The SainSonic X-02 is a great speaker for the ones that need something both versatile and loud. Its base continuously charges the speaker meaning that it provides endless playback while hovering over. When removed from the base the speaker will act as a normal blueooth speaker using its built-in battery.
Like most other models it supports any Bluetooth capable device. The base needs to be placed on a completely flat surface to ensure that the speaker properly levitates over it.
Levitating Bluetooth speakers use almost the same technology. Recently newer models have been introduced that have a larger base which includes a subwoofer. Using wireless charging, these amazing gadgets managed to sell quite well despite their rather high price. The technology used is expensive as they rely on wireless charging to provide power to the speaker.
Some of the models in our list also come with a built-in microphone. This means they can be used as a hands-free kit to take phone calls.