Transparent unveils its latest speaker – a portable sound and light experience

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Transparent, the Stockholm-based modular electronics brand, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest home audio innovation, the Light Speaker. The brand’s first-ever portable speaker, the Light Speaker, crafted in the form of a traditional outdoor lantern, has been designed to evoke the warmth, atmosphere and feel of a glowing, natural light.

Transparent has thoroughly analysed the look and feel of real flames, from the light temperature, the brightness and characteristics of their movements, to allow the Light Speaker to evoke a simple, natural light that glows with your music. As well as being able to adjust the sound, an additional directional knob allows you to alter the light from the subtle burn of coals, a flickering candlelight to even a bright white reading light.

A vibrating bass-and-light element sits in the bottom of the speaker and allows for colour variations and a subtle flicker to follow the music, finely tuned to give off the atmosphere of a real flame. Whether you’re preparing dinner in the kitchen or enjoying a movie night, the Light Speaker can provide the soundtrack to any setting.

With 10 hours of battery life and a detachable handle for easy transportation, the Light Speaker is designed to follow you wherever you go. Whilst consciously taking on the look of a traditional outdoor lantern, it is crafted using durable borosilicate glass and aluminum grills. This not only gives the speaker a sturdy aesthetic, but an IPX2 weather rating means it’s perfectly suited for usage indoors and out.

Considering its portable size, the Light Speaker offers big, open, omnidirectional sound delivering rich bass and crisp details. With a 5W power output, 2.5” full range driver, passive 3” radiator, the Light Speaker features the brand’s signature sound which is designed to channel the true intention of the artist. The Light Speaker features the latest Bluetooth technology, as well as ‘True Wireless’ dual speaker streaming.

The single most important thing an electronics product can do to help address climate change and save natural resources is extend its lifetime. That is why the brand invested in a modular design with long-lasting materials, like glass and aluminum, that lets you repair and upgrade over time, eliminating harmful electronic waste from the world as a result.

The Light Speaker will be priced at £290, €320 or $370. However, during the Kickstarter campaign Transparent will be offering a slightly reduced price to anyone that invests.

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