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Blue Aura unveils "world's first" stereo Bluetooth tower speakers

The speakers come with integrated 35W amplification and a 10m Bluetooth wireless range, with NFC technology also on board to make it even easier to connect with NFC-compatible devices.

Each X40 tower speaker features two 4.5in drive units and a tweeter, while the inclusion of the aptX codec means the speakers are able to support superior-quality wireless streaming.

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There's a sub out for connecting a subwoofer to the speakers, while a USB socket offers the option of hooking up a WAS1 wireless transmitter and receiver, allowing to stream music from non-wireless devices.

The Blue Aura X40 speakers are on sale now and cost £599 a pair.

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