This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CES 2013: TDK wireless charging speaker
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2013: TDK wireless charging speaker

2:19 /

TDK has a speaker that combines wireless charging and bluetooth audio for your portable devices

Hey, I'm Donald Bell for CNET.com here at CES 2013, giving you a first look at the TDK Wireless Charging Speaker. This is a pretty cool little miniature portable speaker from TDK. I've been a big fan of TDK's products of the year- remember, there are three speaker boom box I reviewed last year was pretty darn awesome. This is kinda going in another direction instead of being big and in your face. This is small, and it really combines all of the wireless capabilities you want in a speaker. It is wireless for audio, Bluetooth, and it's got wireless power because it has a 6-hour battery built right into the bottom. And you've also got wireless charging. This is using the new Qi standard for wireless charging that's built in to phones like the Nokia Lumia 920. It can be added to your phone via a case. We're seeing a lot of Qi wireless charging products out here at CES right now. So, it's going to be a big trend going into 2013. And this speaker is really there to capture that wireless charging trend, so you get the [unk] effect of all those wireless technologies all in one device. Now, it's coming out in spring. The MSRP is $399, so it's not inexpensive. It is a great-looking speaker. You're getting all those different wireless capabilities in here. You've also got EQ control on the front using this pretty neat little dial that gives you analog control over the EQ. And you've also got this-- what TDK is calling a 360 sound here. So, you could be in the middle of a room and you're going to get sound spread out from the four different tweeters out here on the top edge, and on the back, you've got this little woofer port here to really get some thumping tunes out of this box. Now, if you don't have Bluetooth on the device that you want to connect to this, you have an aux input on the back. You've also got a USB port here on the back if you want to connect any devices that aren't going to be able to make use of the Qi wireless charging on the top of this. So, there you go. That is the TDK Wireless Charging Speaker, due out in spring, $399. A great product that combines all of the wireless technologies in one. From CES 2013, I'm Donald Bell.

New releases

Reasons not to buy an Apple Wa...
3:12 September 12, 2014
The Apple Watch is a tempting wearable, but there are many reasons to stay away.
Play video
Science and art team up to create...
5:17 September 12, 2014
This week on Crave we check out a light-​based Rube Goldberg machine complete with melting ice, Godzilla gets...
Play video
2015 Chrysler 200C: A dud no longer...
21:41 September 12, 2014
The lowly Chrysler 200, reinvented; which state has the fastest drivers; and how to get TV in your car.
Play video
Apple's free album has some folks...
2:56 September 12, 2014
High traffic causes iPhone 6 preorder problems, a free U2 album leads to confusion, and SanDisk breaks a record...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,551: Batman ruined?...
33:37 September 12, 2014
There's some new Batman controversy about the size of his Batmobile cannon. Plus, we'll learn how to live...
Play video
Take a look at the luxurious, metal...
1:59 September 12, 2014
Hit play on our video review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to see what we think of Samsung's first use of luxurious...
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini flaunts...
1:41 September 12, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has a near identical design to the flagship S5, but comes in a much more comfortable...
Play video
Dell's Inspiron 14 5000 a good...
1:52 September 12, 2014
Like all of the Inspiron laptops we've tested, the 14-inch 5000 series is a good value with excellent battery...
Play video