Mars Bluetooth speaker levitates like a tiny UFO

Remember the Om/One levitating speaker? It now has a UFO-shaped competitor fittingly called the Mars levitating speaker. Mars is promised to provide 360-degree sound projection due to its shape and levitating nature. A subwoofer charging station is positioned below the floating speaker — called the "craft" — and is complemented by an integrated microphone for taking calls. Perhaps with a hint of humor, the maker notes its Mars speaker is made with aircraft-grade aluminum.

The magnetic construction allows users to attach the Mars speaker to a metal surface, and its waterproof construction (up to 3ft) makes it durable enough to use in somewhat perilous locations. The most notable feature is the Gravitron Levitation Technology that enables to speaker to float above the base. The makers have added in a couple smart functions, as well, such as proximity-based volume that adjusts based on the listener's distance from the speaker (based on where the paired phone is located).

The Mars levitating speaker "craft" is 4.7-inches in diameter and 1.3-inches in height with a 1-3/4" dynamic driver promising full-range frequencies. The "base" part of the device is 5.2-inches in diameter with a height of 7.9-inches and weight of 3.38lbs. Connectivity is achieved using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and battery life is promised to be 8 hours on a charge.

CrazyBaby, the company behind the device, is offering Mars as a pre-order through its Indiegogo campaign, where they sought $100,000 in funding — something they've more than doubled at about $204,000. A single Mars speaker unit in white or black is priced at $169 USD, while two speakers for stereo will run you $309 USD. If all goes as planned, the speaker will ship in April.

SOURCE: Gizmag