Divoom reveals ONBEAT-X1 Bluetooth gaming speaker with Vibration Bass
By Paul Ridden
February 28, 2013
If you're just not feeling the game on your smartphone, China's Divoom has something that can help. The ONBEAT-X1 Ultimate Bluetooth gaming speaker sticks to the underside of your device, shaking and vibrating to explosive onscreen action.
Three suction cups secure the palm-sized gaming sound system to the rear of a smartphone, media player or tablet. The 115 x 53 x 85-mm (4.5 x 2 x 3.3-inch) ONBEAT-X1 pairs with the device via Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, with A2DP support for high quality stereo audio streaming. An included 3.5-mm audio jack also makes it compatible with devices that don't have Bluetooth.
The compact speaker throws out 4 W from its 45-mm micro drivers (which are reported to have a frequency response of 80 Hz - 20 kHz). Divoom claims that its Vibration Bass technology reacts to onscreen gaming action for a more immersive experience. Sadly, despite numerous requests, we've been unable to discover exactly how the tech works but it seems to be based around the company's Passive Oscillation or PO-Bass low frequency enhancement technology.
The ONBEAT-X1 speaker's built-in Li-ion battery is reported to last for up to eight hours between charges, and is recharged via its micro-USB port. It's slated for end of February availability for US$39.90 in either black or white.
Product page: ONBEAT X-1