If you are an iPhone/iPad user, you are probably already familiar with AirPlay and its ability to stream audio/video content from any of your Apple devices to other AirPlay devices. For instance, send video from your phone, laptop or iPad to your AirPlay compatible television, or any television with an AppleTV device attached to it.
Several manufacturers have already put out AirPlay compatible amplifiers but here’s a new one from Loewe – an amplifier/speaker combo called the AirSpeaker. Essentially, it’s similar to having a powered, wireless speaker – except that it uses the AirPlay protocol to communicate with your Apple devices.
The unit contains a pair of tweeters, a pair of subwoofers and two mid-range speakers for a total rating of 80W. The unit is not really meant to be used in a directional manner – as in a traditional stereo setup – but meant to fill an entire room.
The footprint of the unit is similar to a stack of iPads. Price is expected to be £700.
US customers will find it difficult to find. Europeans can use the Loewe dealer locator to find a dealer nearest to them.