Style meets sound with the new Philips SoundShooter
Colorful, compact speakers work with any Bluetooth device
Sound quality, more than anything, is what makes a speaker worthy of a place in your living room stand. They can also earn a spot in your bag (or even your pocket) if they are ultra-portable. But what if there’s a speaker that offers high audio quality, portability and style? Would it earn a place in your sound-loving hands?
That looks to be what Philips is precisely going for with its new portable speaker, the Philips SoundShooter.
“We wanted to create a speaker that would encompass all the sound and physical qualities that a consumer looks for. That’s what the Philips SoundShooter is all about,” explains Ms. Poi San Mok, Philips Marketing Manager for Lifestyle Entertainment.
“Aside from superb sound and its convenient size, the design is also what sets the SoundShooter range apart. You’d be hard pressed to find other stylish and colorful speakers that sound this good,” adds Ms. Mok.
The Philips SoundShooter range comprises four different colors and designs.
For starters, the SoundShooter SBT30 parades a khaki color, while the SoundShooter SBT50 comes with aluminum finishing.
Designed for portability, both speakers are ideal for traveling and outdoor activities as they are supported by wireless music streaming via Bluetooth. “You can play music from any Bluetooth-enabled device and the speakers are each equipped with a rechargeable battery for easy use anywhere, with up to 8 hours of music playback,” Ms. Mok remarks.
A built-in microphone allows for hands-free phone calls. And a carabiner comes with the SBT30 to easily clip the small speaker to a belt or bag.
Despite their size however, these SoundShooters can hold their own when pitted against other speakers of its range. “They’re small enough to grab and go, yet produces big, powerful sound,” adds Ms. Mok.
Meanwhile, the SoundShooter SBA3010GRN and SoundShooter SBA3011BLU offer more colorful options for those who would like to make a fashion accessory out of their speakers.
With green and blue color choices, the SBA3010 and SBA3011 add a modern twist to classic speakers that are big on audio performance. These speakers get top scores in the compatibility department as they can easily be connected with any music device with an Aux connection due to their 3.5mm Aux-in ports.
Like the SBT30 and SBT50, these colorful speakers also pack a lot of juice in them with built-in rechargeable batteries for those long drives or long hikes up hills.
“We’ve always been committed to creating innovations that make our lives easier every day,” says. Ms. Mok. “With these SoundShooters, we make sure to cover all aspects of a good speaker and still yield high quality products.”
The SoundShooters are available in major electrical and gadget stores starting this April.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.