Dubstep fans go nuts for Soundmatters' sidekick FoxLo subwoofer

The Soundmatters FoxL v2 Platinum speaker already uses an apt-X signal to dramatically improve the fidelity of wireless sound from your smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled computer, but the company just announced its newest sidekick: a compact subwoofer with industrial flavor that injects your music with 25 watts of extra-tight bass.

The FoxLo subwoofer by Soundmatters Soundmatters

The Soundmatters FoxL v2 Platinum speaker already uses an apt-X signal to dramatically improve the fidelity of wireless sound from your smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled computer, but the company just announced its newest sidekick: a compact subwoofer with industrial flavor that injects your music with 25 watts of extra-tight bass.

Judging by the press photos (Soundmatters will show me in-person at CES), the FoxLo by SoundMatters isn't much bigger than the FoxL speaker itself, and builds in similar ports for USB charging, a knob to adjust the bass, and a 3.5mm audio out jack for hooking it up to non-FoxLo sources.

That said, you can tether it to the FoxL v2's dedicated "subwoofer"-labeled port, or use the external jack with any of the devices listed here , including the Monster iClarityHD and the popular Jawbone Jambox. Finally, the device includes an AC adapter for external juicing, but its lack of rechargeable battery limits its portability.

I expect to see more Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphone news at CES, so stay tuned, but I'll be sure to ask Soundmatters the question undoubtedly on everyone's mind: instead of engineering an entirely new device that adds to my carry-on, why didn't they just make a FoxL v3 with a 25-watt boost?

Soundmatters' FoxL v2 paired with the FoxLo Bluetooth speaker Soundmatters
 

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