"Concept speaker lets you customize your device like a Rock-A-Stack toy"
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Concept speaker lets you customize your device like a Rock-A-Stack toy
In a sea of smarthome speakers making their debut at CES, one in particular stands out.
It's called Ensembl, by the startup company Ashley Chloe.
Right now, it's only a concept device, but what makes it unique is that it's modular, allowing users to swap out and add key components.
Currently, there are seven modules.
A Chi wireless charging base, a battery, a speaker, a control module that turns said speaker into a smart home speaker.
A light and projector and a 360 degree camera.
It also comes with a attractive leather handle so you can take the whole thing on the go.
The company says that the control module will let you program your assistant of choice, like Amazon Alexa or Google System.
What's great about modularity is that you could customize for only the parts you want at any given time.
So for example, if you want to chill and listen to music on your own, you can start with a smart home speaker.
But if you have friends over, you can add the projector For an impromptu movie night, or the 360 degree camera to take pictures of your friends.
For the base unit, which includes just the speaker, wireless charger, and control unit, the company estimates the starting cost to be about $200, with the other module sold separately.
In addition, Ashley Chloe's sub brand Rawkin showed off its latest pair of wireless in-ear ear buds called Descent.
Expected to launch later this summer, the sweat-resistant ear buds work with IOS and Android phones.
They charge in this compact wireless charging case that lends an additional 45 hours of charging.
Together with the case it retails for $129.
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