Divoom announces ONBEAT-X1 Bluetooth gaming speaker

Craig Lloyd - Feb 12, 2013
Divoom announces ONBEAT-X1 Bluetooth gaming speaker

One company that’s looking to break into the wireless speaker market for gamers is Divoom, who just announced today a new Bluetooth gaming speaker called the ONBEAT-X1. The speaker has specially-designed suction cups on the back that allow you to easily stick the speaker onto the back of a smartphone or tablet for better audio quality.

The new speaker features force feedback, which Divoom calls “Vibration Bass,” and it essentially reacts to gaming actions with shakes and vibrations for a more realistic experience when it comes to gameplay. The ONBEAT-X1 Bluetooth gaming speaker also provides 8 hours of music playback, thanks to the built-in lithium ion battery that’s rechargeable via microUSB.

The speaker works with all Bluetooth devices, including pretty much all smartphones and tablet, but if you don’t have a Bluetooth-enabled device, you can plug directly into the speaker using a traditional 3.5mm audio cable that comes included with the package. You’ll probably get better quality through the cable anyways, since Bluetooth tends to degrade audio quality just a tad.

As far as pricing and availability, the ONBEAT-X1 will be on sale starting later this month, and it will be available in either black or white. You’ll be able to pick one up for $39 once they become available. The speaker comes with suction cups to attach to your device, a microUSB cable for charging, and a 3.5mm audio cable for connecting to non-Bluetooth devices.

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