Parrot PARTY Black Edition first commercialized speaker system to use Near Field Communications

Apr 16, 2008
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I saw some of these speakers at the Parrot booth at CES and they were pretty amazing and managed to overpower the hundreds of people that were crowded into what was a fairly small room. However the ones I saw didn’t use NFC to negotiate the Bluetooth connection between your device and the speakers, they did it the old fashioned way.

With the new NFC technology integrated into these speakers all you have to do to connect your device is to touch it to the speaker and viola! You are good to go. Inside there is a Class D amplifier, which is the class that brings you some of the best quality audio, and the pair operate at around 6 watts maximum.

6 watts may not sound like a lot, but my 12 watt Altec Lansing 2.1 system overpowered my 500 watt home stereo, it’s all about how you apply it and Parrot is quite ingenious with their audio equipment. The 650 gram weight of this little pair of speakers includes a rechargeable battery that’s built in and will last you roughly 8 hours of playback before needing a charge. The cost will be £79 sometime this summer when it’s released.

[via Pocket-Lint]


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