Sony has revealed their new LSPX-S3, a uniquely designed glass speaker that resembles a lamp. The LSPX-S3 is Sony’s third iteration of their glass speaker and comes in at a much cheaper price tag than its predecessors.
The LSPX-S3 speaker features an organic glass tube tweeter for powerful high tones and has Sony’s Advanced Vertical Drive Technology that uses three actuators to vibrate the glass and produce crisp 360-degree sound. The LSPX-S3 houses a 46mm speaker unit for a balanced midrange and has a passive radiator for clear low-end notes. The speaker also supports the LDAC codec for high-resolution audio.
The speaker itself is wireless and connects over Bluetooth. Sony claims a battery life of approximately 8 hours with charging via a USB-C port. The LSPX-S3 can be controlled using the Sony Music Center App to adjust levels, boost the bass, control lights, set a sleep timer, and more. Multiple LSPX-S3 speakers can also be paired together for improved stereo sound.
Lastly, for lighting, the LSPX-S3 has a Candlelight Mode, where the speaker illuminates and flickers like a real candle to set the ambiance. There are 32 steps of brightness and two different lighting modes, the flickering of the candlelight can also be synced with your music.
The Sony LSPX-S3 will be available to order in August for $349, around $100 cheaper than its predecessor, and roughly $400 cheaper than the original LSPX-S1.