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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.

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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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