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AQ Smart Speaker offers wire-free Apple AirPlay

AQ Audio has launched a completely wire-free, portable Apple AirPlay speaker.

The AQ Smart Speaker with Apple AirPlay works with any iOS device and can work on its own, in a stereo pair or even as a multiroom system.

The speaker has a long life rechargeable battery, claiming 10 hours of sound in AirPlay mode or 30 hours if playing a device connected via the line input.

As well as a 24-watt digital amplifier and twin drivers, each speaker has AQ Audio's 'ALLROOM technology', which aims to better disperse sound around your room.

If you play music from iTunes you can set two speakers to work together as a stereo pair, or use Apple's Remote app to control more than one in a basic multiroom system.

Available in a choice of finishes, the AQ Audio Smart Speaker is out in December and will cost £220.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).