Scosche launches boomStream Bluetooth speaker

Scosche has announced a new Bluetooth speaker that is now shipping. The boomStream is designed to allow the user to stream music from their Bluetooth smartphone or MP3 player directly to the portable speaker for on the go listening with no wires. Scosche promises that the speaker has high-quality audio.

The device uses dual 40 mm drivers and has a downward firing passive subwoofer. The passive subwoofer should improve the bass produced by the small portable Bluetooth device. Power comes from an integrated lithium polymer battery good for eight hours of use per charge. The speaker charges from a USB port.

The boomStream also has an integrated microphone allowing the speaker to be used as a mobile speakerphone. While the wireless Bluetooth connectivity is the main method of getting music to the boomStream, it also has a 3.5 mm headphone input. The 3.5 mm input allows devices that don't have Bluetooth be used with the speaker.

The speaker is designed to work with the iPod touch second-generation up, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, and 3G. The boomStream will also work with the iPad, Android devices, and any other device that supports A2DP streaming. The speaker measures 170 x 63 x 54 mm, and it takes about 3.5 hours to recharge the battery. The frequency response is 90 Hz to 20 kHz. The boomStream is available now for $99.99.