Creative announces Sound Blaster Roar speaker
Creative introduces their latest speaker yet – the Sound Blaster Roar. The Sound Blaster Roar is special in a sense where this new concept of a 5-driver portable wireless speaker has been made flesh. The launch of the Sound Blaster Roar will continue to follow a highly successful sneak preview which happened just early last month over at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where whoever laid their eyes on it (and had their ears treated to its capability) having shared some very positive comments. For instance, the Sound Blaster Roar will come with a bi-amplified design which will make use of a pair of amplifiers. One of the amplifiers have been dedicated to driving the lows and mids, while the other has been dedicated to deliver the highs.
Such partnership has enabled the speaker to be able to produce uncompromisingly clear, high definition, well balanced music without missing a beat. Apart from that, you would be pleased to know that the Sound Blaster Roar is no one trick pony. In fact, it also comes with a slew of useful features, where among them include speakerphone teleconferencing capabilty, a microSD memory card slot that paves the way for MP3/WMA/WAV playback and audio recording, a siren, Bedtime Mode and Life Saver Mode. This particular speaker will be able to hook up sans wires over Bluetooth, where it will make use of aptX and AAC codecs for the highest quality audio and lowest possible latency.
Apart from that, there is also support for the latest Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology thrown into the mix. Those who are curious in picking one up will be pleased to find out that the Sound Blaster Roar can connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. All in all, the Sound Blaster Roar measures a mere 57mm x 202mm x 115mm and tips the scales at 1.1 kg, but packs quite the aural punch. It has a large, built-in 6,000 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that can deliver up to 8 hours of audio playback on a single charge, retailing for $199 a pop when it arrives.