CES is an incredible time and place to check all the latest up coming gadgets that we can’t wait to get our hands on. This past CES showed off a really cool new external speaker for smartphones, or any device with external audio. The iFrogz BOOST was unveiled. It is a near field communication speaker. This means you do not need to plug in or sync your device to the speaker. The near field communication technology some how “syncs” the audio right from your device’s external spekaer and amplifies it.
Need to amp the audio on your device? The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio™ speaker is the simplest and most convenient solution ever. Just set nearly any smartphone or other digital media device on top of the Boost while the external speakers are playing and the Boost magically amplifies the sound. It just works! No wires. No Bluetooth. No Synching. No problem. An auxiliary line-in jack is provided for devices without external speakers.
Many have asked if the Boost has a hidden microphone to pull this off. Nope. The Boost uses patent pending NearFA™ technology that actually syncs the audio signal from inside your device before pumping it out the two high-quality 2W x 2RMS speakers. Your tunes are then boosted with room filling sound.
The Boost gives up to 15 hours of play time when powered by three AA batteries – or can be powered by a Micro USB cord (sold separately). When on battery power, it can remain in Standby mode for up to 6 months.
Here’s a video from CES of the iFrogz BOOST speaker in action:
The BOOST Near Field Audio Speaker is available now from iFrogz, a subsidiary of ZAGG, for $39.99. I tried to order one today, but they are out of stock already. I’m sure they will have a tough time keeping this one on the shelves.