It definitely looks like a UFO, the creators of the $329 Mars Levitating Speaker made sure of that. The price you pay is only for its quality to play sound in the mid-air, so it may not be the out of the world audio experience, but it will surely become the sugar of your eyes every time you look at it. The cleverly-named Mars is a nice decorative piece to have around your room.
Rising from an Indiegogo campaign in 2014, Mars was developed by Crazybaby (as the name suggests, the company likes crazy innovations), however, it is not the first ever levitating speaker, but, of course, a better and bolder one. The crowdfunded product has launched and can be ordered online from Amazon and Brookstone.
Mars levitating speaker is a fun and goofy gadget that comes with a base that helps it hover, and also adds the musical base to the sound. The UFO shaped speaker is portable with a long lasting battery that can last 6 hours while the music is streamed to it via Bluetooth. The elegantly designed levitating speaker can also magnetically cling to any metallic object or surface. Additionally, it is waterproof as well.
You can take it anywhere but portability isn’t the very enchanting feature, as two pieces (the subwoofer and the flying saucer-like speaker) look so good together. The disc-shaped Mars levitating speaker craft has glowing LEDs on the edges, much like Google OnHub, that gives it an extra charisma to go with. Any $200 range speaker would possess a better audio quality, let $329 alone, but again, the gadget is not there for music only but art as well.
There are few perks of streaming the music through phone (the usual Internet of Things kinda benefits you see in almost every connected device these days), as you move your phone away from the speaker, which by principle you usually keep in your pocket, the volume is automatically increased.
This brings us to the next question, how does the Mars levitating speaker works? Simple answer, Magnets! The video below shows how the Craft piece slowly dances to the music and lifts itself off in the air. Compared to the previous itinerary of similar devices, it is much more stable in the air, you can even spin it, bump it up a little bit and it should have no problem rocking in the mid-air. But there is a limit though, a hard slap will knock it down to a corner, duh….but again, its much better.
The $329 speaker may not sound like a bose, but it does look amazing. Watch the video to see it in action.