Canton enters Bluetooth speaker market with Musicbox XS

German manufacturer Canton is to launch the Musicbox XS, the first in a new series of portables.

The Bluetooth speaker aims to deliver a hi-fi sound from its compact body, and will benefit from Canton’s 40+ years of hi-fi knowledge.

It features Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX for a higher-quality sound and NFC for instant pairing with compatible devices.

Two Musicbox speakers can be connected together to create a stereo pair, with each speaker offering 10 hours of playback from a single charge. A 3.5mm auxiliary input is available for a wired connection.

Richard Chatley, Canton business manager at Computers Unlimited said: “The Musicbox range provides that unique Canton sound whenever and wherever you want it.”

“As well as class-leading sound at the price, the Musicbox XS offers superb build quality and features.”

The Canton Musicbox XS will be available from early October for £150.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.