Geneva Lab launches "ultra-portable" Touring/xS Bluetooth speaker

If Geneva's latest wireless speaker seems a little familiar, that's because it has been inspired by the Touring S FM/DAB Bluetooth radio it released earlier this year.

The Touring/xS is powered by a class D amplifier, with 40W going to each of its two front-facing active drivers and bass being boosted by a rear passive radiator speaker.

It weighs 725g and measures 17cm across. It also has a 20-hour battery life, which Geneva says will "outlast any party" (though, Geneva is clearly underestimating our parties).

There's also a 3.5mm jack for those who don't want to drain their smartphone with constant Bluetooth use. The Touring/xS uses the Bluetooth 4.1 codec, which will be fine for most people, but we expect Bluetooth 5 to become more popular as it reaches more smartphones.

The Touring/xS comes in four finishes ("inky black", "fresh white", "vintage cognac" and "sumptuous red") and will be available in December, priced £135.

Don't forget Black Friday is just around the corner, and you'll be able to keep track of all the best deals on our Best Black Friday deals page.

Read more:

The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month

11 best Christmas gift ideas under £50

Devialet's new Phantom wireless speaker boasts 60 per cent more power

Beoplay M3 is B&O Play's most affordable wi-fi multiroom speaker

Loewe Klang M1 is a new portable wireless speaker

Amazon Echo 2 review

Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.