Sony LSPX-S1 Glass Sound Speaker review: Sony's Glass Sound Speaker sets a tone -- and a mood

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The Good The Sony Glass Sound Speaker has a very cool, transparent design and is equipped with an integrated LED light that's dimmable from your phone. It delivers clean, crisp sound at moderate volumes and has a built-in battery for portable use (4 hours of batter life).

The Bad Expensive; not a ton of bass, battery life is so-so.

The Bottom Line If you can afford it, Sony's Glass Sound speaker is beautifully designed, sounds good and complements minimalist, modern decors.

7.4 Overall
  • Design 10
  • Features 8
  • Sound 7
  • Value 6

Sony's Glass Sound Speaker is part of a new line of really cool looking but pricey products from Sony's Life Space UX division, which also includes light bulb speakers and short-throw projectors.

As a half wireless Bluetooth speaker, half lantern with a dimmable LED bulb that mimics a flame, it's got double mood setting potential. It an also be moved around freely because it's got an integrated rechargeable battery that gives you around four hours of music playback, depending on the volume level. You can also just leave it plugged in if there's an outlet nearby.

It's one of those products you really want as soon as you see it, but its $800 price tag is an instant buzzkill unless you happen to be a lottery winner or a Kardashian. That price roughly converts to £600 in the UK and AU$1,050 in Australia.

Sony's Glass Sound Speaker has a built-in rechargeable battery.

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