Hands-On With the Oaxis Bento Close Contact Speaker

September 3, 2015 - Written By John Anon

There really is a wide selection of Bluetooth speakers available now and as a result, the consumer has a wide choice on what Bluetooth speaker to go for. In fact, while there are more affordable priced speakers, there is also a wide selection of high-end speakers. Likewise, big ones, small ones and just about every size and shape in-between. Well, there is also the different type of wireless speakers and to be clear, ‘wireless’ needs to be the word used as speakers like the Oaxis Bento wireless speaker, do not rely on a Bluetooth connection for your smartphone or smart device. Instead, the Oaxis Bento is far more different and actually makes use of magnetic signals to play your audio files.

The Oaxis Bento speaker comes with a placement mat and by leaving your phone on the mat, the device is able to amplify the phone’s signals using close contact induction. As a result, the speaker is able to interpret these signals and like magic, play your audio from your smartphone. This sort of speaker might not be for everyone, but nevertheless is an interesting speaker to see. We were able to get up close and personal with the Oaxis Bento speaker at IFA this year and you can check it out for yourself in the gallery below.