On Thursday Genius launched a cool Bluetooth portable speaker designed to work with mobile devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets, measuring 195- x 82- x 82-mm. Called the SP-960BT, it's ideal for the home, office or a day in the park, packed with a rechargeable battery and two 2-inch drivers providing four watts of output.
"Convenience is key," the company said. "The Genius SP-960BT is compact enough to be easily carried around with you, and can play without being plugged into a power source. This speaker can play continuously for up to fifteen hours thanks to its built-in 1800mAh lithium-ion battery. When the battery does run out, the SP-960BT can be fully charged in no more than 4 hours via the included USB cable."
The speaker features a play/Bluetooth button on the back for easily syncing it to a compatible device – a blue LED indicator on the front of the SP-960BT blinks when the device is paired. For devices without Bluetooth capabilities, there's an AUX-in jack available on the back.
On the specs side, the Genius SP-960BT features Bluetooth 3.0, a frequency response of 200 Hz ~ 20 Khz, an impedance of 4ohm +/-10%, and a wireless range of 30 feet. It's now available in the U.S. and Canada for the suggested retail price of $69.99.
This new Bluetooth speaker was actually one of the many products Genius had on display last month at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The company also showcased a redesigned carbon grey Pen Mouse using 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity which is now available in the U.S. For $49.99 USD. It also had on display for hands-on the awesomely cool Genius GX Gaming Series Gila 12-button configurable mouse, available now in the U.S. and Canada for $99.99.
"Genius' GX Gaming Series Gila lets gamers switch among 5 different previously assigned dpi levels directly from the mouse for precision targeting (200 dpi) to lightning fast movements (8200 dpi)," the company said. " Adding Gila's 1 ms response time to aid in situations that require quick twitch reactions, this GX Series mouse is capable of keeping up with any gaming scenario."
Also in the Genius booth was the Ring Mouse 2, a ring-style touch air mouse that you actually wear on your finger. It's slated as the "world’s first ring style touch cursor controller for business, travel, education and i-users" using a patented touch control technology. Wearers of the gadget can perform actual mouse functions like cursor movement, left/middle/right buttons, dragging and 4-way scrolling.
The company also showcased a pen tablet slated to undercut Wacom in price, the EasyPen F610E, measuring 6.25- x 10-inches. Features included 2048 levels of pen pressure, a high 4000 LPI, report rates of 200 PPS, and eight programmable macro keys compatible with paint or office functions. It comes bundled with Corel Painter Essentials 4 for sketching, painting and turning photos into paintings.
As seen below, the company also had other great-looking gaming speakers, keyboards and headsets on display.
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Low cost, low quality products..Reply
No thanks.. I'll stick with my 6yo Logitech.
ricardokLow cost, low quality products.. No thanks.. I'll stick with my 6yo Logitech.I second that. I just wish they didn't discontinue G3 design. Had the G3 for 6 years now (got it on the day WoW:TBC was released) and I dread the day when it craps out because I have yet to see a mouse with such sleek and simple design.Reply