Yamaha has announced that it is now offering a new Bluetooth portable speaker designed for music fans that want to listen to their favorite tunes on the go. The Bluetooth speaker is called the PDX-B 11 and it is available for purchase right now. The speaker carries an MSRP of $179.95.
The Bluetooth speaker is designed to connect with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. Yamaha promises powerful and dynamic sound and the speaker has a rugged design with a built-in carrying handle. It looks sort of like something you would find on stage at a concert more than your typical Bluetooth speaker.
The speaker is designed to automatically reconnect to the last device it was synced with automatically. That allows you to walk into the room with the speaker, push play on your favorite playlist, and the audio automatically streams if Bluetooth is turned on for your smartphone. The wireless range for the device is about 33 feet.
In addition to Bluetooth, the portable speaker also has a 3.5 mm stereo input for devices that don't support Bluetooth. The speaker can be plugged into the wall for power and can be powered by six AA batteries on the go. The speaker promises about eight hours of use per battery set. The speaker has a four-inch cone woofer and a 1 3/8-inch tweeter. The speaker measures 8.25 x 9 3/8 x 9.5-inches and weighs 3.3 pounds. It's offered in black and gray or solid black colors.