We can still remember the days when you needed a whole bunch of wires, strung up along the wall or hidden beneath the carpet, and speakers placed methodically throughout a living room or bedroom, to recreate that beautiful surround sound experience we all love so much in theaters. Over years that’s changed in one way or another, and even more recently these sound bars, a single bar with set speakers within them, seem to be taking up all the attention. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they usually look like something from the future.
In this case, we’ve got the Asus Cine5, which is a smaller take on the more familiar sound bars out there. This model, which isn’t designed for the big TVs on the market, should fit pretty nicely right on your desk, if you like enjoying your music in a more robust kind of way. The Cine5 measures in at about 15-inches, but it’s got the typical five speaker set up under the hood. It’s also managed to squeeze a 28W max amp. There’s even a 3.5mm audio jack, if you feel inclined to plug your headphones in.
As we said, we love the looks of the majority of these surround sound bars, and the Asus Cine5 is no exception. It’s got a sleekness that captivates us. We’d even go as far as to say that it’s shiny, and that’s one of the best things about gadgets. Unfortunately, we don’t have any word on pricing or availability date, but we’re crossing our fingers that it’s sooner than later. We’re thinking a few people out there are going to want to take this thing home.