BRISTOL SHOW 2013: Focal launches XS Book Wireless speakers

Focal has launched a wireless version of its popular XS Book desktop speakers, unsurprisingly called the XS Book Wireless.

The active speakers use aptX Bluetooth to stream audio, making them compatible with laptops, phones and tablets.

On display for the first time at the Bristol Show, the Focal XS Book Wireless is due out in May and will cost £249 (making them the same price as the XS Book, which we figure may be in line for a price cut).

We're big fans of the original Focal XS Book and the wireless version will look to build on that, cutting a familiar profile but coming in black or white.

A 2-way bass-reflex active speaker, they use a 4in midbass driver and a 19mm aluminium tweeter.

As well as wireless Bluetooth, there are standard stereo and 3.5mm audio inputs, and Focal supplies a 1.5m audio cable, too.

The Focal XS Book Wireless is due in May for £249.

MORE: Focal XS Book Wireless review

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).