When they’re not trying to put Bluetooth into your car or your helmet, Parrot are attempting to get it onto your desk. Their new DS1120 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers use the wireless stereo A2DP profile to play back audio from your cellphone, laptop or PMP, with a Class-D digital amp in each unit adding up to a 30W RMS total power output.
Like the Samsin SBS-6600 Bluetooth speakers we reviewed last year, the Parrot set have music and volume controls built in (although they’re fashionably touch-sensitive on the DS1120’s) and there’s a Bluetooth dongle included if your MP3 player lacks A2DP support. However, they also answer one of our key criticisms of the Samsin pair, including a line-in socket so that the DS1120 set can be used with a direct cable connection rather than wirelessly.
Available in the US and Europe in Q2 2008, they’ll have an estimated price of $279.99.