If you’re on a market looking for a Bluetooth wireless speaker, you have quite a few options to choose from. Some of these speakers look rather simplistic, while some others are sexy. The latter group consists of products made by the likes of Jawbone and few other specialty accessory makers.
Om/One is something completely different; it’s the “world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker.” Yes, this thing actually levitates in the air, or at least part of the device.
The setting consists of the floating black orb and the base station that keeps the orb in the air. Said orb measures 3.6 inches (9cm) in diameter at a weight of 0.75 lbs (340 grams). Sound comes through a 75mm audio driver, and the Bluetooth wireless range is 33 feet (10m). The base station measures 6.3 inches (16cm) in diameter, 1.6 inches (4cm) in height, and weighs 1.3 pounds (590 grams).
As part of the deal, you also get an integrated microphone, allowing you to use the Om/One as speakerphone. Yes, we love it and we’re not alone. The Om/One authors are currently taking pre-orders through the crowdfunding site Tilt. From there, you can secure your levitating speaker for $179 and choose between black or white model; or you can go for the special disco ball version for $299. As I’m writing this, the project is about to hit the $600,000 milestone, which is six times more than its goal of $100,000. Impressive. 😉