Logitech has announced the latest offering in its portable speaker lineup in the form of the Mini Boombox. The new arrival not only pairs with smartphones, tablets, and laptops for wireless sound streaming, but also doubles as a speakerphone suitable for hands-free calls or video chats.
For wireless sound streaming, the Mini Boombox supports A2DP Bluetooth profile and according to Logitech, it pairs with any compatible device including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. HFP 1.5 Bluetooth profile support is required for hands-free calls. For non-Bluetooth devices, a wired connection via a 3.5 mm jack is also possible.
The Mini Boombox features a backlit touch panel located on the top of the housing, offering volume, calls, or track control while also indicating the active Bluetooth connection. It delivers bass-enhanced sound, via "a specially designed acoustic chamber." Charged through a USB port, the Mini Boombox is equipped with a battery that is reportedly good for up to 10 hours of playback.
The portable speaker is available for pre-order at Logitech's website and is priced at US$99, which actually makes it way cheaper than its likely rival, the mic-equipped Bluetooth Jawbone Jambox. The Logitech Mini Boombox is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe this November.