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 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

More tech ideas for Halloween
0:58 October 23, 2014
Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you're looking for a sweet or scary way to celebrate, CNET's...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours,...
25:03 October 23, 2014
On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted...
Play video
iPhone 6 You Up - The Music Vi...
2:55 October 23, 2014
We celebrate the launch of the iPhone 6 with "iPhone 6 You Up". All night.
Play video
Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat...
2:54 October 23, 2014
A new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones,...
Play video
Microsoft's Chromecast competitor...
1:39 October 23, 2014
This little dongle sends your screen from your Windows machine (and some Android devices) right to your T...
Play video
Take a look at the Windows 10 Start...
1:21 October 23, 2014
Windows 10 has revamped the Start menu; let's check it out.
Play video
Marantz SR5009 receiver: Stunningly...
1:44 October 23, 2014
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and it follows through with...
Play video
Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs....
2:14 October 23, 2014
Sharon Profis compares the security, ease of use and availability of some of the most popular mobile payment...
Play video