Since its inception in 2002, China-based Rapoo Electronics has been "making awesome wireless headphones, speakers and gadgets," as their Facebook page proudly announces...along with, "Wires suck. Time to ditch'em." This leading manufacturer of wireless peripheral products just announced the availability of the their A600 - a Bluetooth 4.0 portable speaker with Radiation Airflow technology and Near Field Communication, in Canada. It is available for a list price of $99.99 CAD at Staples Canada (staples.ca) and NCIX.com.
According to the manufacturer, the A600 uses NFC technology, so pairing your source device with the speaker is a breeze - just hold your Bluetooth enabled device, smartphone or tablet, up to the speaker and it will automatically connect and then use Bluetooth to play your tunes. The aluminum alloy framed body measures a mere 5-inches x 2-inches x 3-inches and weighs in at 1.49 lbs., however, it puts out a clear and powerful sound using its cutting edge Radiation Airflow Invert Technology. It uses the backward pressure energy of the active speaker and runs it through passive speakers, enhancing the lower frequencies for a richer and more powerful bass sound. Using Bluetooth 4.0 you will always have a reliable connection, and just like in your car, if you receive a phone call while listening to your favorite tunes, you can listen to the person on the other end through the A600 - no reason to disconnect (unless you want privacy). If you don't want to disconnect your smartphone you can also initiate a phone call with the A600 paired with your device. It has a working range of up to 10 meters with a 360-degree range and you can even connect two devices simultaneously.
The Rapoo A600 earned the iF Product Design Award this year for its portable, compact design. The high-grade brushed aluminum casing houses the speaker and it comes in five great colors - Yellow, Green, White, Red and Blue - giving it an elegant, yet slightly retro look. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery for up to 10 hours of continuous playing time. It makes it the perfect addition for any home, patio, office or travel bag. It lists for US$91, but NCIX.com has a special discount on the White A600 for only $79.99 and the other colors are going for $82.40 and all colors are in stock. Please hook up with us on our Google+ Page and let us know what you think of the new A600...as always, we would love to hear from you.