Ever find yourself in need of a tiny, wireless speaker? If you listen to media through the speakers on your laptop or smartphone, you probably have at one point or another, and Satechi has a product aimed directly at you. Today it announced that its new Swift Bluetooth Speaker is available, and its got a price that isn't going to break the bank if you're trying to rein in the spending.
As you can see from the images, the speaker itself is quite tiny, and with Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities, it can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device. Obviously, Satechi is targeting smartphone users more than anyone else with this speaker, as it includes a "multi-function button" that you can use to answer calls or initiate voice dialing. If you have an iPhone 4S, you can also use the button to activate Siri, which is a neat little bonus.
The speaker weighs in at 4.3oz, and Satechi claims that it can stream from up to 33 feet away, which should be especially handy for those using it with a smartphone. It's rechargeable lithium ion battery is capable of providing up to 4 hours of talk time, 3 hours of playback, and 300 hours of stand-by. Not too shabby for something so tiny. To accompany the announcement, Satechi has also released a rather charming 30-second advertisement, which you can check out below.
Sure, it isn't the most revolutionary thing around, but for $29.99, it sounds like you're getting a pretty excellent package. Its wireless Bluetooth setup and lightweight design will be appreciated by those who need a portable speaker, and those who own a smartphone will likely benefit in more ways than one by having it around. It's available now through Satechi's online store, so if it's something you're interested in, have at it.