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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

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. 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 provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.