Asus is a name that most, if not all of us, have heard before, and they not only deal with motherboards and lately netbooks, they also have extended their reach to the world of smartphones and speakers as well. This time round we are privy to the launch of the Asus AIR3 that brings together the functionality of a speaker along with an iPod dock, complete with Internet radio to further extend your entertainment options for your humble abode. Despite being able to cater to a wide variety of entertainment sources, the AIR3 is still able to fulfill the needs of a discerning audiophile – at least that’s what Asus claims, and we’ll let those who pick up an AIR3 to hand down a verdict to us in the comments.
This new Asus AIR3 will feature HDSS (High Definition Sound Standard) certified speakers, while its ETL (Embedded Transmission Line) module within the chambers provide natural, real and clear sound quality. The latter basically reorganizes sound energy to reduce the disruptive vibration that would otherwise result in listeners feeling fatigued and uncomfortable. ETL technology enables the AIR3 to deliver audio relaxation to users without loss in audio quality, while its TI (Texas Instruments) class-D audio power amplifier TPA3120D2 is able to roll out seemingly perfect sounds, delivering cinematic audio reproduction for a home entertainment experience that is truly soothing – sounds (no pun intended) like the perfect device to help you unwind aurally after a long, hard day at the office.
Connectivity options include an iPod dock, Internet radio support (you can tune in to more than 10,000 radio stations worldwide) and aux-in, with the ability to let you know of the latest (and future) weather developments of the place where you’re currently residing so that you know whether it is advisable to use the dryer or not on that particular day. Other features of the Asus AIR3 include an elegant black high gloss panel, subtle blue LED lighting and a seamless curved speaker grille, complemented by matte grille and glossy panels that contrast each other.