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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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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