updated 08:45 pm EST, Mon December 3, 2012
New portable device adds aptX bluetooth streaming protocol
Soundmatters announced today its entry-level aptX Bluetooth equipped model, the foxLv2 aptX. Based on the foxLv2, the new version uses CSR aptX's advanced streamed Bluetooth technology for wireless CD-quality music and improved sound/picture sync for movies and gaming available with aptX-equipped devices like the latest Samsung smartphones/tablets and Apple computers. The foxLv2 aptX entry level model joins Soundmatters' high-end aptX-equipped foxLv2 Platinum, named 2012 Best of CES Finalist by the International Bluetooth Consortium.
The foxLv2 aptX features wireless streaming of virtual CD-Quality music over Bluetooth when with used with aptX-equipped phones, tablets or computers; a dual one-inch Linear Magnetic Drive and "BassBattery" technology that turns the battery into a woofer, a "DomeForward" driver alignment and high-transparency acoustic grill that provide an enhanced listening experience, and a built-in noise-canceling mic for wireless speaker phone capability. Along with its rechargeable built-in woofer/battery, it plays and charges with the included universal AC charger, which comes with four international adapters and an included USB cable. A fully-charged unit can play for up to 12 hours.
The foxLv2 aptX is priced at $199, available immediately through major online retailers. The device comes with the portable speaker, rechargeable built-in woofer/battery, universal AC power charger, international chargers for US, Japan, Europe/China, the UK, and Australia, a USB computer charging cable, a stereo 3.5mm audio cable, wrist strap, travel pouch, anti-slip mat, and manual. In addition, Soundmatters provides a non-Bluetooth wired version of foxLv2, priced at $149.