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CES 2013: Damson introduces its Oyster Bluetooth speaker

Damson Oyster

We've seen plenty of extremely large products here at CES, but now for something a little smaller. Meet the Damson Oyster wireless Bluetooth speaker.

It's a rugged little beasty which houses a pair of 2in front-facing midrange drivers, two side-firing 1.5in tweeters and a rear passive radiator subwoofer. Power output is 10W.

For the best streaming audio quality, it uses the Apt-X codec for A2DP Bluetooth streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device. A built-in Lithium Ion rechargeable battery is said to give up to 12 hours of continuous music playback.

Measuring just 23x10x11.6cm, it also has a mic for taking hands-free phone calls, a 3.5in headphone jack and uses DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to produce '3D sound'. It's due out at the beginning of March and will cost £180.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.