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LG unveils Bluetooth-compatible LSB316 sound bar

LG has announced preliminary details of a new sound bar, the LSB316, which includes a wireless subwoofer and the capability to stream audio from Bluetooth-compatible devices.

LG LSB316
LG's new LSB316 sound bar offers compatibility with Bluetooth audio sources and headphones. LG

CES 2011 is less than a month away, but LG is getting a jump on the big show with its CES Sneak Peek announcements in New York City. In addition to a snazzy "Nano" TV, the company has taken the wraps off the new LSB316 sound bar. Its distinguishing feature is the capability to stream audio from Bluetooth-capable devices (which includes nearly any smartphone, iPhone, iPad, and newer iPod Touch models). Here are the key details LG announced today:

Key features of the LG LSB316:

  • 2.1 channels
  • 280-watt output
  • Slim design, capable of wall-mounting
  • Designed to fit under a 42-inch HDTV
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • Bluetooth capable, for streaming audio from compatible phones/digital audio players
  • Can also transmit audio to compatible Bluetooth headphones
  • Two optical audio inputs
  • One minijack input
  • USB port for MP3/WMA playback

That's the extent of details released so far, with both pricing in available still unknown. LG is promising more details at CES 2011 and we'll keep you updated.