A former NASA engineer, Dr Godehard Guenther, has taken his talents as a physicist and built this pocketable soundbar and speakerphone called the DASH7. This Bluetooth speaker is only three-quarters of an inch high, looks really sleek and beautiful (it is German, after all) and features speakers that provide, according to them, “true high-fidelity sound”.
Because it is a Bluetooth speaker, you can hook this up to any iOS device or smartphone. Sadly, there is no NFC – because that would have made it easier to pair the devices together. You can even use this as a speakerphone, with the DASH7 offering noise cancellation; and even charge your tablet and smartphone with the USB Charger Kit.
It is priced at US$249 and will be available in US stores in red and white, and in February in black and silver, through select online retailers and via its own website. Press release and gallery below:
SOUNDMATTERS INTRODUCES DASH7
¾ INCH ÜBER-FLAT WIRELESS POCKET-PORTABLE
SOUNDBAR + SPEAKERPHONE
Thin Bluetooth Speaker Provides Huge Omnidirectional Sound
New 5th Generation Twoofer & BassBattery for True High-Fidelity Music
Includes Stand for Even Higher Resolution On-Axis Listening
World-Class Sound for iPads, Smartphones, Laptops, Guitars, & More
Dash7 Sits in Front of iPads without Blocking Your View
Available in 4 Colors: Red, White, Black, Silver
Reno, NV, January 2, 2013 – Soundmatters www.soundmatters.com, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today the newDASH7 über-flat ¾ inch-high wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbarspeaker system and speakerphone with huge sounding wide dynamic range omnidirectional sound in a thin size that slides into the slimmest purse or jacket pocket. To be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held next week, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas at the Soundmatters Booth #5829, iLounge – North Hall, the DASH7 soundbar/speakerphone features a new 5th generation twooferand BassBattery for true high-fidelity sound andan angled stand for directon-axis high resolution music for a great soundstage with better stereo separationfor serious music listeners. Sleek and sexy and available in vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver, DASH7 provides world-class sound for iPads, smartphones, laptops, guitars and more in a slim pocket-sized package
40% Smaller than its foxLv2 Sibling – Ultimate Audio Upgrade for Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops
The inventor of the first truly high performance small portable Bluetooth speaker in 2008 with their little foxL (TIME Magazine’s “Top Ten Gadget of the Year”) and supplier of audio technology to the top-selling Jambox, Soundmatters created the thin DASH7 with characteristically wide bandwidth, remarkable bass, clear open highs, and loud sound (like earlier foxLs), but with 40% less internal size than the already tiny foxLv2. In addition, DASH7 fits beautifully below an iPad or other tablet without blocking your view, providing omnidirectional sound for watching movies and music videos for the ultimate audio upgrade for tablets, smartphones and laptops.
- Slim beautiful design.
- Four colors: vibrant red, arctic white, midnight black, and steel silver.
- Unique ¾” height lets you nestle the DASH7 beautifully below your tablet.
- Omnidirectional sound for watching movies or music videos.
- Included case turns into an angled stand for even higher resolution on-axis listening.
- Extended Bluetooth range.
- Noise cancelling speakerphone.
- Sub output allows you to add the optional foxLO, the travel-size powered subwoofer small enough to fit in a quart-size baggie.
- High power international USB Charger Kit (US/EU/AU/UK), powerful enough to charge your tablet.
Pricing & Availability
DASH7 ispriced at$249MSRP, $219 MAP in the U.S, available in late January in red and white, and February in black and silver through select online retailers, including Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Crutchfield.com, ListenUp.com, OneCall.com and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com. In addition, two foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth models starting at $199 are also available, along with the foxLO, the palm-sized powered subwoofer for foxL and Jambox.