Coming soon: A speaker that floats in the air

Looking for a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a party trick? Audio accessory maker OM Audio has just unveiled its OM/ONE speaker, which is essentially a floating orb that can spin as it plays music.

The $179 OM/ONE uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to smartphones, tablets and computers. But the project is still raising money on the crowdfunding site Tilt. Non-backers of the project will have to pay $199 when OM/ONE is launched later this year.

The orb also works independently of its base while it's not floating, so you can easily grab it and toss it in your bag without lugging around its stand.

It's unclear how the speaker floats, but we assume the engineers used special magnets.

In addition to streaming music, OM/ONE comes with an in-built microphone for enabling conference calls. The company claims speaker can last for 15 hours on a single charge.

While the speaker's floating capabilities are downright impressive, it's unclear if this actually offers any benefit beyond its cool factor. OM/ONE hasn't specified how this affects the speaker's audio quality if at all.

OM/ONE has also not mentioned the official launch date, but if you order it today, you're guaranteed to receive it by the holiday season.

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