Porsche, the German Supercar manufacturer just launched a Bluetooth speaker. Now what can be so amusing about a Bluetooth speaker, you ask? Behold, because this is no ordinary speaker, but one that is built from the exhaust port of a Porsche 911 GT3.
Porsche Design, the official accessories division of the Stuttgart sports car brand, has this habit of building tech gadgets with a subtle twist, even allying with other manufacturers (such as Blackberry in the past), and now another one can be found with Huawei, in the form of Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. But that’s not we’re concerned about right now, because Porsche’s 911 Speaker is the one that is taking Porsche enthusiasts by storm right now.
This new product from Porsche Design, is very different from what we’ve seen so far. Built using “Porsche-grade” aluminium, the 911 Bluetooth speaker has a sound profile one would expect from a larger speaker unit. With a system output of 60-watts, the speaker boasts of a true wireless mode for pure stereo sound. Along with NFC connection mode, the device also has Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X technology for a wireless music transfer. It weighs a nasty 3.3kg and also includes an analogue input for audio sources that aren’t Bluetooth. Did I forget to mention that it has a battery that can play anything for about 24 hours on a single charge? And read this, Porsche says that to get a more authentic experience, two speakers can be used in sync to play left and right channel audio. Sweet.
It would be safe to say that this portable Bluetooth speaker can be seen as the younger brother of the Porsche 911 GT3 Soundbar; which by the way, also resembles the 911 GT3’s exhaust pipes. While Porsche’s bigger soundbar rig costs $3,100, the smaller speaker costs $550. The new Bluetooth speaker by Porsche is surely not cheap, but then it’s by Porsche Design; unique design and great audio system is what you would get with the 911 Speaker.