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Pantheone One, an Australian design firm, has just announced a smart speaker with a strong focus on aesthetics.
The Obsidian Bluetooth speaker was inspired by the similar-named lava rock and features an eye-catching teardrop design that looks more like a vase or sculpture than a speaker. According to a press release shared with Lifewire, the Obsidian speaker is available in both black and white designs, with a handcrafted, high-density resin cabinet.
Pantheone Audio Obsidian has some decent specs under the bonnet to go with that distinctive design. The speaker has a powerful internal woofer and two silk dome tweeters to enhance sound nuance. This wireless speaker supports Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and WiFi, allowing for instant streaming from Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Apple Music, and other services.
Obsidian speakers wirelessly connect to other speakers, including other Obsidians, to generate room-scale sound or play spatial audio tracks. Because this is also a smart speaker, built-in Alexa functionality for playing music and controlling smart home automation is available.
The Pantheone app for iOS and Android allows for even more customized controls, and the built-in battery lasts 15 hours per charge.
“Pantheone Audio is dedicated to bringing to market audio devices that offer unique handcrafted designs that harmonize their surroundings and acoustically deliver the listener into a world of pure audio,” said Oren Adani, founder, and CEO of Pantheone Audio. “Today, we expand on that offering by introducing Obsidian, a device that they can place anywhere in their home to add style and flair.”
All of this style and panache, however, comes at a price. A single Obsidian speaker will set you back $1,400. They can be ordered directly from the Pantheone Audio website.