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Damson Pearl and Oyster pump up phone audio (pictures)

Damson Audio showcases two fresh Bluetooth speaker systems at CTIA 2013, the minute but loud Pearl and more robust Oyster.

Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
Brian Bennett
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Small but powerful

Don't count out the Damson Pearl because of its small size. It packs a lot of volume and bass for a speaker of its minute stature.
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Turn on the party

On top of the Damson Pearl you'll find a large circular power button and call key. The latter lets you use the device as a speakerphone when a call comes in.
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A bass booster

The bottom of the Damson Pearl features a rubbery foot to keep the speaker steady while its down-firing woofers are in action.
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Charging and daisy chaining

You charge the Pearl's battery through a Micro-USB port on back. Also here is a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio input and daisy-chaining speakers together.
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Bite into bigger sound

Shaped like a Zeppelin or a football (sorry, Brits), the oval Damson Oyster is much larger than the Pearl.
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Boom from the side

On both the right and left sides of the Damson Oyster are 1.5-inch drivers. A pair of 2-inch drivers facing front bring the speaker's total up to four.
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Ports on back

On the back of the Oyster, you'll find a 3.5mm audio input plus the AC power port.
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Controls along the top

Placed along the Oyster's top edge are controls for audio playback and volume.

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