IFA 2014: Toshiba reveals Encore Mini tablet and wireless speakers

There are two new, compact, cube-shaped wireless speakers in total, the TY-WSP52EU and TY-WSP54EU (catchy names), which both connect using NFC for one-touch connection and Bluetooth for wireless music streaming.

Both speakers have a 3.5mm aux input for direct wired connection to phones, tablets and music players, plus a built-in mic should you want to use the speaker for hands-free calls.

Portable speakers, the TY-WSP52EU has a 400 mAh rechargeable battery driving a 2-watt speaker, which Toshiba claims is good for 13 hours of playback at 50% volume. The much larger TY-WSP54EU has a 1600 mAH battery that's good for 10 hours of playback at 50% volume.

Available in black, white and walnut finishes, the two speakers are due on sale in the UK in Q4 2014.

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Encore tablet

Also new is the Toshiba Encore Mini tablet. A 7in Windows tablet, it's bundled with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal for accessing core Windows apps and services.

The tablet has a 1024 x 600 resolution screen, 1GB memory, SDcard slot for increasing the storage capacity, front and back cameras and a "72 hour" battery life.

No word on pricing as yet for this or the wireless speakers, but all the new Toshiba products are due in the UK in Q4.

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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).