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Damson launches Bluetooth speaker with a twist

Damson Twist

New from Damson is the Twist Bluetooth wireless speaker, available now in the UK for £80.

The name comes from the fact that to use it, all you have to do is 'twist, pair and play': turn it on by twisting the top half of the cylindrical housing, turn it to 'BT' (Bluetooth) and then pair with your smartphone or tablet. The music will then flow forth.

It measures a compact 5.6x7.4cm and uses Incisor Diffusion technology first developed by the US Navy. A built-in resonator turns the surface the Twist is sitting on into a de facto speaker.

If your music device doesn't have Bluetooth there's a 3.5mm audio input for a wired connection, and a 3.5mm output allows two or more Twists to be daisy-chained together.

Wireless range is about 10 metres and the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery gives up to four hours of audio playback. The Damson Twist is available in four colours: silver, red, blue and grey.

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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.