CES 2015: Samsung shows off new 360˚ wireless multi-room speakers

The new, as yet unnamed, range is currently made up of three different speakers - the "duo", a stereo pair that will come packaged with a wireless sub; a larger standalone speaker that Samsung showed both placed on a stand and hung from the ceiling (these can also work in a stereo pair, but will be sold separately), and what Samsung is currently calling the "moveable" option, a rechargeable speaker with a handle and 12 hour battery life.

All three feature the same omni-directional design, combining an elliptical driver layout and upward firing ring radiator to deliver sound at 360˚. These are among the first products to be developed at Samsung's recently announced specialist audio lab in California.

As well as being wireless, these speakers will offer multi-room functionality and will work alongside the current M3, M5 and M7 multi-room speakers in Samsung's Shape range.

Though not officially announced during the company's CES press conference, Samsung told What Hi-Fi? that these speakers could be out as soon as March.

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Verity is a freelance technology journalist and former Multimedia Editor at What Hi-Fi?. 

Having chalked up more than 15 years in the industry, she has covered the highs and lows across the breadth of consumer tech, sometimes travelling to the other side of the world to do so. With a specialism in audio and TV, however, it means she's managed to spend a lot of time watching films and listening to music in the name of "work".

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